A simple lace shawl is the ideal “little something” for summer evenings when there’s a light breeze or just that hint of coolness in the air. Wonderful in linen, cotton, or bamboo, this simple lace pattern can be knit as a scarf, wrap, or shawl in either worsted or DK weight yarn.
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Weight: worsted or DK Amount in worsted: 240 [480, 720] yards/220 [440, 660] meters Amount in DK: 280 [560, 840] yards/260 [520, 780] meters Shown in: Lang Lino, color 06 Periwinkle (Stole) and Ella Rae Cozy Bamboo, color 35 Kiwi (Scarf)
Width in worsted: 10 [16, 22]”/25 [40, 56] cm Width in DK: 7 [12, 17]”/18 [30, 43] cm
Measured after blocking. Garment will stretch longer and thinner as you wear it, so start out by blocking it to near its maximum possible width.
This shawl is knit flat. To adjust width, cast on a multiple of 10 stitches + 9 stitches. To adjust length, knit to desired length where indicated.
For worsted: 19 sts = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch For DK: 22 sts = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch Measured after blocking. Gauge is not crucial for this pattern but it will affect finished measurements and yarn usage.
Advanced beginner: simple lace, written and charted
2014 - Originally published 08/2020 - New layout 03/2021 - Nudged photos slightly.