Honey & Lavender Shawlette

The Honey & Lavender shawlette is a shallow crescent-shaped design that can be worn over a spring dress or outfit. The shawlette uses a flame or open flower-like lace pattern which represents a fiery spirit, a daring yet charming soul.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Small (Medium, Large); 45 (56, 75)” / [114 (142, 190) cm] along top edge x 55 (66, 85)” / [140 (168, 216) cm] along bottom edge x 14” / [36 cm] deep at center x 10” / [25 cm] wide at the ends, after wet blocking

Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

YarnGanga Acrowools Taj Mahal (100% Superfine Merino Wool; 118 yards [108 meters]/50 grams): 06 Crayola (3 (4, 5) balls)

Needles: US size 9 (5.5 mm) 32” circular

Notions: Tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends

Abbreviations

K2togtbl – Knit 2 together through back loop (1 st dec’d).

Ssp – Slip 2 sts as if to knit, purl 2 together through the back loop (1 st dec’d).

Special Stitches

Decreased Lace Bind Off

K2togtbl, *sl the st back to left needle; rep from * to last st, break yarn and pull through to finish.

Pattern Notes

The shawl is worked from the bottom up in one piece beginning with the lace border, followed by a stockinette stitch body. The plain stockinette section is shaped by short rows to form a shallow crescent shape.

The shawl is flanked by garter borders at both ends. Work lace border from chart or written instructions.

Pattern

Using long tail cast on, CO 195 (237, 321) sts.

Lace Border

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 (WS): Knit.

Row 3: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 4: Knit.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 7: Knit.

Row 8: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 9: K3, (ssk, k8, [yo, k1] twice, k7, k2tog) 9 (11, 15) times, k3.

Row 10: K3, (p2tog, p17, ssp) 9 (11, 15) times, k3.

Row 11: K3, (ssk, k6, [yo, k1] 4 times, k5, k2tog) 9 (11, 15) times, k3.

Row 12: K3, (p2tog, p17, ssp) 9 (11, 15) times, k3.

Row 13: K3, (ssk, k4, [yo, k1] 8 times, k3, k2tog) 9 (11, 15) times, k3.

Row 14: K3, (p2tog, p21, ssp) 9 (11, 15) times, k3.

Row 15: K3, (ssk, [ssk, yo] 4 times, k3, [yo, k2tog] 4 times, k2tog) 9 (11, 15) times, k3.

Row 16: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 17: Knit.

Row 18: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 19: K3, ([k2tog, k2, yo] twice, k2tog, k3, yo, [k2tog, k2, yo] twice) 9 (11, 15) times, k3.

Row 20: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 21: K3, (k1, [yo, k2tog, k2] twice, k1, [yo, k2tog, k2] twice, yo, k2tog, k1) 9 (11, 15) times, k3.

Row 22: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Rows 23-44: Rep Rows 1-22 once more.

Short-row Shaping

Row 45 (RS): K104 (125, 167), turn.

Row 46 (WS): P13 (13, 13), turn.

Row 47: K to 1 st before turning point, ssk, k6 (6, 6), turn.

Row 48: P to 1 st before turning point, p2tog, p6 (6, 6), turn.

Rep Rows 47-48 until all sts have been worked. (169 (205, 277) sts; 26 (32, 44) sts dec’d)

Next Row (RS): Knit.

Next Row (WS): Purl.

Finishing

BO all sts using the decreased lace bind off technique.

Weave in ends and wet block.

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