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.
Scarf [Stole, Shawl] in worsted or DK-weight yarn
Length: 60”/152 cm for all sizes
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
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)
For worsted: US#8/5 mm
For DK: US#6/4 mm
OR size to get gauge for working flat
2014 - Originally published
08/2020 - New layout
03/2021 - Nudged photos slightly.