Visions of Sugar Plums Shawl

When the children are nestled all snug in their bed, the Visions of Sugar Plums Shawl pattern will be waiting for you! Whether you are knitting the night before Christmas or getting a head start, this top-down lacy shawl captures the true spirit of the season.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 60 (69)” wingspan x 17 (18½)” depth

Gauge: 19 sts and 27 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn: Silkindian Maharaja Silk Lace (100% Silk; 766 yards [700 meters]/ 100 grams): Light pink 1 skein

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm): 32” circular

Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Kyok – (K1, yo, k1) in next stitch

Cdd – Slip 2 sts together knitwise, knit next st and pass 2 slipped sts over for a center double decrease

Special Stitches

Lace Border

Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, *k1, yo, k4, cdd, k4, yo; rep from *to last 3 sts, k1, yo, k2.

Row 2 and all WS rows: K2, kyok, purl to last 3 sts, kyok, k2.

Row 3: K2, yo, k3, *k1, yo, k4, cdd, k4, yo; rep from * to last 6 sts, k4, yo, k2.

Row 5: K2, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k1, *k2, yo, k3, cdd, k3, yo, k1; rep from * to last 9 sts, k2, yo, k3, ssk, yo, k2.

Row 7: K2, yo, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, *k3, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k2; rep from * to last 12 sts, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k3, yo, k2.

Row 9: K2, yo, *k4, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, yo, k2.

Row 11: K2, (yo, k1) twice, *cdd, k1, yo, k7, yo, k1; rep from * to last 7 sts, cdd, (k1, yo) twice, k2.

Row 13: K2, yo, k3, yo, k2, *cdd, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2; rep from * to last 10 sts, cdd, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2.

Row 15: K2, yo, k5, yo, k3, *cdd, (k3, yo) twice, k3; rep from * to last 13 sts, cdd, k3, yo, k5, yo, k2.

Row 17: K2, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, *cdd, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4; rep from * to last 4 sts, ssk, yo, k2.

Row 19: K2, yo, k3, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, *cdd, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4; rep from * to last 7 sts, ssk, k3, yo, k2.

Row 21: K2, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, *k1, yo, k4, cdd, k4, yo; rep from * to last 9 sts, k1, yo, k4, ssk, yo, k2.

Row 23: K2, yo, k3, k2tog, k4, yo, *k1, yo, k4, cdd, k4, yo; rep from * to last 12 sts, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k3, yo, k2.

Row 25: K2, yo, *k2, yo, k3, cdd, k3, yo, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, yo, k2.

Row 27: K2, yo, k3, *k3, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k2; rep from * to last 6 sts, k4, yo, k2.

Row 29: K2, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k3, *k4, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k3; rep from * to last 9 sts, k4, yo, k1, ssk, yo, k2.

Row 31: K2, yo, k7, yo, k1, *cdd, k1, yo, k7, yo, k1; rep from * to last 1 st, k1.

Row 33: K2, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, *cdd, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2; rep from * to last 4 sts, ssk, yo, k2.

Row 35: K2, yo, k3, k2tog, (k3, yo) twice, k3, *cdd, (k3, yo) twice, k3; rep from * to last 7 sts, ssk, k3, yo, k2.

Row 37: K2, yo, k1, yo, k4, *cdd, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4; rep from * to last 10 sts, cdd, k4, yo, k1, yo, k2.

Row 39: K2, (yo, k4) twice, *cdd, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4; rep from * to last 13 sts, cdd, (k4, yo) twice, k2.

Row 40: K2, kyok, purl to last 3 sts, kyok, k2.

Rep Rows 1-40 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked from the top down, back and forth, 2 stitches are increased every RS row and 4 sts increased every WS row. The lace pattern may be worked from chart or written instructions.

Pattern

CO 5 sts.

Set-up Rows

Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, k1, yo, k2 – 7 sts.

Row 2 (WS): K2, kyok, p1, kyok, k2 – 11 sts.

Body

Row 3: K2, yo, knit to last 2 sts, yo, k2 – 2 sts inc’d.

Row 4: K2, kyok, purl to last 3 sts, kyok, k2 – 4 sts inc’d.

Rep Rows 3-4, 12 (18) more times – 89 (125) sts.

Border

Work Lace Border patt from chart or written instructions twice, ending with Row 39 on second repeat – 325 (361) sts.

With WS facing, BO as follows: P1, *p1, sl2 sts back to LN, p2tog; rep from * to end.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block to measurements.

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