Diamond Lace Shawl

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and this cozy shawl is no exception. Featuring diamond-inspired lace and glittery beads, this shawl is great for wrapping up on long romantic walks through the woods or for wearing over your best dress for a romantic dinner.

Skill Level: Advanced

Size: 50” x 19”; see schematic for details

Gauge: 20 sts and 31 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Super Fine Weight Yarn Hedgehog Fibre 4ply/ Sock (90% merino, 10% nylon (polyamide); 437 yards [400 meters]/100 grams): Temper (1 skein)
Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) and US size 6 (4.0 mm): straight or 60” circular needles
Notions: 4 Markers, tapestry needle, Crochet hook to fit beads, 335 beads 

Abbreviations

m1-r (Make 1 right leaning st): Pick up bar between sts from the front with LN needle and K through back.
m1-l (Make 1 left leaning st): Pick up bar between sts from the back with LN needle and K through front.
ssk: Slip 1 st knitwise, slip 1 st purlwise, sl sts back to LHN, knit through the back loop.
K2tog-tbl: Knit 2 sts together through the back loop.
P2togtbl: Purl 2 sts together through the back loop.

Special Stitches

Cdd (Central double decrease): Work by slipping two sts together knitwise, k1 st, pass 2 slipped sts over worked st.
SBO (Stretchy Bind off): K2, sl sts back to LHN and k2tog-tbl, *k1, sl 2 sts back to LHN and k2togtbl. Rep from *.
Picot Bind Off: SBO 2 sts, CPB, SBO 2sts, return st to RHN, CO 2 sts, k1, CPB, BO 2 sts, PUK into st that was used to CO sts and BO 1 st.
CPB: Sl just worked st onto crochet hook and picot bind off on st with crochet hook, sl back onto LHN.

Pattern Notes

Knitted top-down, starting with a garter tap, increasing along 6 points in stockinette stitch, before ending with leafy lace and beads. 

Pattern

With smaller needles, CO 3 sts.
Work in Garter St for 10 rows. 

Garter Tab

Turn needle 90 degrees and puk 5 sts along edge, turn 90 degrees and puk 3 sts from CO edge. (11 sts)
Row 1 (RS): K3, pm, (m1-r, k1, m1-l, pm, k1) twice, m1-r, k1, m1-l, pm, k3. (17sts)
Row 2 (WS): K3, sm, p to last 3 sts, sm, k3.
Row 3: K3, sm, (m1-r, k to next marker, m1-l, sm, k1) twice, m1-r, k to next marker, m1-l, sm, k3. (23 sts)
Rep Rows 2-3, 23 more times until you have 161 sts on the needles, 51 sts in each section. (161 sts)
Set-up Sections as: 3-51-1-51-1-51-3 sts.
Work Row 2 once more.

Lace Section

Change to larger needles. 

Chart 1

Row 1 (RS): K3, sm, [m1-r, (k1, yo, k3, cdd, k3, yo) 5 times, k1, m1-l, sm, k1] twice, m1-r, (k1, yo, k3, cdd, k3, yo) 5 times, k1, m1-l, sm, k3. (167 sts)
Row 2 and all WS rows until Row 20: K3, sm, p to last 3 sts, sm, k3.
Row 3: K3, sm, [m1-r, k1, (k2, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k1) 5 times, k2, m1-l, sm, k1] twice, m1-r, k1, (k2, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k1) 5 times, k2, m1-l, sm, k3. (173 sts)
Row 5: K3, sm, [m1-r, k2, (k3, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k2) 5 times, k3, m1-l, sm, k1] twice, m1-r, k2, (k3, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k2) 5 times, k3, m1-l, sm, k3. (179 sts)
Row 7: K3, sm, [m1-r, k3, (k4, yo, cdd, yo, k3) 5 times, k4, m1-l, sm, k1] twice, m1-r, k3, (k4, yo, cdd, yo, k3) 5 times, k4, m1-l, sm, k3. (185 sts)
Row 9: K3, sm, [m1-r, k4, (k5, PB, k4) 5 times, k5, m1-l, sm, k1] twice, m1-r, k4, (k5, PB, k4) 5 times, k5, m1-l, sm, k3. (191 sts) 

Repeat Chart 1

Row 11: K3, sm, [m1-r, (k1, yo, k3, cdd, k3, yo) 6 times, k1, m1-l, sm, k1] twice, m1-r, (k1, yo, k3, cdd, k3, yo) 6 times, k1, m1-l, sm, k3. (197 sts)
Row 13: K3, sm, [m1-r, k1, (k2, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k1) 6 times, k2, m1-l, sm, k1] twice, m1-r, k1, (k2, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k1) 6 times, k2, m1-l, sm, k3. (203 sts)
Row 15: K3, sm, [m1-r, k2, (k3, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k2) 6 times, k3, m1-l, sm, k1] twice, m1-r, k2, (k3, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k2) 6 times, k3, m1-l, sm, k3. (209 sts)
Row 17: K3, sm, [m1-r, k3, (k4, yo, cdd, yo, k3) 6 times, k4, m1-l, sm, k1] twice, m1-r, k3, (k4, yo, cdd, yo, k3) 6 times, k4, m1-l, sm, k3. (215 sts)
Row 19: K3, sm, [m1-r, k4, (k5, PB, k4) 6 times, k5, m1-l, sm, k1] twice, m1-r, k4, (k5, PB, k4) 6 times, k5, m1-l, sm, k3. (221 sts) 

Chart 2

Row 21: K3, sm, [m1-r, (p1, yo, k3, cdd, k3, yo) 7 times, p1, m1-l, sm, k1] twice, m1-r, (p1, yo, k3, cdd, k3, yo) 7 times, p1, m1-l, sm, k3. (227 sts)
Row 22: K3, sm, [k2, (k1, p7, k2) 7 times, k1, p1, sm] twice, k2, (k1, p7, k2) 7 times, k1, sm, k3.
Row 23: K3, sm, [m1-r, p1, (p2, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, p1) 7 times, p2, m1-l, sm, k1] twice, m1-r, p1, (p2, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, p1) 7 times, p2, m1-l, sm, k3. (233 sts)
Row 24: K3, sm, [k3, (k2, p5, k3) 7 times, k2, p1, sm] twice, k3, (k2, p5, k3) 7 times, k2, sm, k3.
Row 25: K3, sm, [m1-r, p2, (p3, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, p2) 7 times, p3, m1-l, sm, k1] twice, m1-r, p2, (p3, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, p2) 7 times, p3, m1-l, sm, k3. (239 sts)
Row 26: K3, sm, [k4, (k3, p3, k4) 7 times, k3, p1, sm] twice, k4, (k3, p3, k4) 7 times, k3, sm, k3.
Row 27: K3, sm, [m1-r, p3, (p4, yo, cdd, yo, p3) 7 times, p4, m1-l, sm, k1] twice, m1-r, p3, (p4, yo, cdd, yo, p3) 7 times, p4, m1-l, sm, k3. (245 sts)
Row 28: K3, sm, [k5, (k4, p1, k5) 7 times, k4, p1, sm] twice, k5, (k4, p1, k5) 7 times, k4, sm, k3.
Row 29: K3, sm, [m1-r, p4, (p5, PB, p4) 7 times, p5, m1-l, sm, k1] twice, m1-r, p4, (p5, PB, p4) 7 times, p5, m1-l, sm, k3. (251 sts)
Row 30: K3, sm, (k to next 1 st before marker, p1, sm) twice, k to end. 

Chart 3

Row 31: K3, sm, [m1-r, (p1, yo, p3, cdd, p3, yo) 8 times, p1, m1-l, sm, k1] twice, m1-r, (p1, yo, p3, cdd, p3, yo) 8 times, p1, m1-l, sm, k3. (257 sts)
Row 32: K3, sm, [K2, (k4, p1, k5) 8 times, k1, p1, sm] twice, k2, (k4, p1, k5) 8 times, k1, sm, k3.
Row 33: K3, sm, [m1-r, p1, (p2, yo, p2, cdd, p2, yo, p1) 8 times, p2, m1-l, sm, k1] twice,  m1-r, p1, (p2, yo, p2, cdd, p2, yo, p1) 8 times, p2, m1- l, sm, k3. (263 sts)
Row 34: K3, sm, [k3, (k4, p1, k5) 8 times, k2, p1, sm] twice, k3, (k4, p1, k5) 8 times, k2, sm, k3.
Row 35: K3, sm, [m1-r, p2, (yo, ssk, p1, yo, p1, cdd, p1, yo, p2) 8 times, yo, ssk, p1, m1-l, sm, k1] twice, m1-r, p2, (yo, ssk, p1, yo, p1, cdd, p1, yo, p2) 8 times, yo, ssk, p1, m1-l, sm, k3. (269 sts)
Row 36: K3, sm, [k4, (k4, p1, k5) 8 times, k3, p1, sm] twice, k4, (k4, p1, k5) 8 times, k3, sm, k3.
Row 37: K3, sm, [m1-r, p1, k2tog, yo, (PB, yo, ssk, p1, yo, cdd, yo, p1, k2tog, yo) 8 times, PB, yo, ssk, k1, m1-l, sm, k1] twice, m1-r, p1, k2tog, yo, (PB, yo, ssk, p1, yo, cdd, yo, p1, k2tog, yo) 8 times, PB, yo, ssk, k1, m1-l , sm, k3. (275 sts)
Row 38: K3, sm, [k5, (k4, p1, k5) 8 times, k4, p1, sm] twice, k5, (k4, p1, k5) 8 times, k4, sm, k3.
Row 39: K3, sm, [m-1r, p3, p2tog-tbl, (yo, p4, PB, p3, p2tog-tbl) 8 times, yo, p4, m1-l, sm, k1] twice, m1-r, p3, p2tog-tbl, (yo, p4, PB, p3, p2tog-tbl) 8 times, yo, p4, m1-l, sm, k3. (281 sts)
Row 40: K3, sm, [k6, (k4, p1, k5) 8 times, k5, p1, sm] twice, k6, (k4, p1, k5) 8 times, k5, sm, k3. 

Repeat Chart 3

Row 41: K3, sm, [m1-r, (p1, yo, p3, cdd, p3, yo) 9 times, p1, m1-l sm, k1] twice  m1-r, (p1, yo, p3, cdd, p3, yo) 9 times, p1, m1-l, sm, k3. (287 sts)
Row 42: K3, sm, [k2, (k4, p1, k5) 9 times, k1, p1, sm] twice, k2, (k4, p1, k5) 9 times, k1, sm, k3.
Row 43: K3, sm, [m1-r, p1, (p2, yo, p2, cdd, p2, yo, p1) 9 times, p2, m1-l, sm, k1] twice,  m1-r, p1, (p2, yo, p2, cdd, p2, yo, p1) 9 times, p2, m1- l, sm, k3. (293 sts)
Row 44: K3, sm, [k3, (k4, p1, k5) 9 times, k2, p1, sm] twice, k3, (k4, p1, k5) 9 times, k2, sm, k3.
Row 45: K3, sm, [m1-r, p2, (yo, ssk, p1, yo, p1, cdd, p1, yo, p2) 9 times, yo, ssk, p1, m1-l, sm, k1] twice, m1-r, p2, (yo, ssk, p1, yo, p1, cdd, p1, yo, p2) 9 times, yo, ssk, p1, m1-l, sm, k3. (299 sts)
Row 46: K3, sm, [k4, (k4, p1, k5) 9 times, k3, p1, sm] twice, k4, (k4, p1, k5) 9 times, k3, sm, k3.
Row 47: K3, sm, [m1-r, p1, k2tog, yo, (PB, yo, ssk, p1, yo, cdd, yo, p1, k2tog, yo) 9 times, PB, yo, ssk, k1, m1-l, sm, k1] twice, m1-r, p1, k2tog, yo, (PB, yo, ssk, p1, yo, cdd, yo, p1, k2tog, yo) 9 times, PB, yo, ssk, k1, m1-l , sm, k3. (305 sts)
Row 48: K3, sm, [k5, (k4, p1, k5) 9 times, k4, p1, sm] twice, k5, (k4, p1, k5) 9 times, k4, sm, k3.
Row 49: K3, sm, [m1-r, p3, p2tog-tbl, (yo, p4, PB, p3, p2tog-tbl) 9 times, yo, p4, m1-l, sm, k1] twice, m1-r, p3, p2tog-tbl, (yo, p4, PB, p3, p2tog-tbl) 9 times, yo, p4, m1-l, sm, k3. (311 sts)
Row 50: K3, sm, [k6, (k4, p1, k5) 9 times, k5, p1, sm] twice, k6, (k4, p1, k5) 9 times, k5, sm, k3. 

Edging

Row 51: K2, sm, (yo, cdd, yo, p7) 9 times, yo, cdd, yo, p6, p2tog, yo, cdd, yo, p2tog-tbl, p6, (yo, cdd, yo, p7) 8 times, yo, cdd, yo, p6, p2tog, yo, cdd, yo, p2tog-tbl, p6, (yo, cdd, yo, p7) 9 times, yo, cdd, yo, sm, k2. (307 sts)
Row 52: K2, sm, k1, (p1, k9) 30 times, p1, k1, sm, k2
Row 53: K2, sm, (yo, cdd, yo, p7) 30 times, yo, cdd, yo, sm, k2.
Rows 54 and 55: Rep Rows 52 and 33.
Row 56: K2, sm, k1, (PB, k9) 30 times, PB, k1, sm, k2. (307 sts)

Finishing

Bind off: SBO 2 sts, CPB, work Picot BO once, *SBO 2 sts, CPB, SBO 3 sts, CPB, SBO 3 sts, CPB, SBO 2 sts, work Picot BO once; rep from *to last 3 sts, SBO 1 st, CPB, SBO 2 sts. yarn ball

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