Feather Light Shawl

Light as a feather, this shawl is the perfect accent to your summer outfit. The final shawl is so light that it almost feels like you are holding nothing at all. This is an exquisite shawl that will be the envy of your friends.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Wingspan 63” x Depth 20”

Gauge: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn:

Lace Weight Yarn ISPE fine merinos 2/28 (100% pure merino; 765 yards [700 meters]/50 grams): Color 60, 1 ball

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

Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Kyok – (k1, yo, k1) in next stitch

Sk2p – slip 1 st, knit 2 sts together, pass slipped stitch over

K2tog tbl – knit 2 stitches together through their back loops

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked flat from the top down. The body is made of stockinette stitch and the floral lace pattern of the border is both written and charted.

Pattern

CO 5 sts.

Set-up Row (RS): K2, yo, k1, yo, k2 – 7 sts.

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

Body

Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, k to last 2 sts, yo, k2 – 2 sts inc’d.

Row 2 (WS): K2, kyok, p to last 3 sts, kyok, k2 – 4 sts inc’d.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 of Body 42 more times – 269 sts.

Lace Border

Work lace border pattern from chart or written instructions.

Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, *k1, yo, k3, k2tog, k1, ssk, k3, yo; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, yo, k2 – 271 sts.

Row 2 and all WS rows: K2, kyok, p to last 3 sts, kyok, k2 – 4 sts inc’d.

Row 3: K2, yo, k5, *yo, k2, k2tog, k1, ssk, k2, yo, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, yo, k2 – 277 sts.

Row 5: K2, yo, k1, *(yo, ssk, k1) twice, (k2tog, yo, k1) twice; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, k2 – 283 sts.

Row 7: K2, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, *k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, k2 – 289 sts.

Row 9: K2, yo, *k2, (ssk, yo) twice, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, yo, k2 – 295 sts.

Row 11: K2, yo, k1, yo, ssk, *k1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3, (yo, ssk) twice; rep from * to last 6 sts, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2 – 301 sts.

Row 13: K2, yo, k1, *yo, k3, k2tog, k1, ssk, k3, yo, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, k2 – 307 sts.

Row 15: K2, yo, k5, * yo, k2, k2tog, k1, ssk, k2, yo, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, yo, k2 – 313 sts.

Row 17: K2, yo, *(k1, yo, ssk) twice, (k1, k2tog, yo) twice; rep from * to last 3sts, k1, yo, k2 – 319 sts.

Row 19: K2, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, *k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, k2 – 325 sts.

Row 21: K2, yo, *k2, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, yo, k2 – 331 sts.

Row 23: K2, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, *(k2tog, yo) twice, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, k1; rep from * to last 5 sts, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2 – 337 sts.

Row 25: K2, yo, *k1, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, sk2p, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, yo, k2 – 343 sts.

Row 27 (BO row): K1, (k1, sl 2 sts back to left needle, k2tog tbl) 16 times, (CO 2 sts by cable method, immediately BO 3 sts) – picot made, *(k1, sl 2 sts back to left needle, k2tog tbl) 11 times, make picot; rep from * to last 17 sts, (k1, sl 2 sts back to left needle, k2tog tbl) 17 times.

Finishing

Weave in ends, block to finished measurements.yarn ball

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