Lace Dance Shawl

The Lace Dance Shawl is a wonderful triangular shawl that is worked from the center of the neck down. It follows two lovely patterns; one for the body and one for the Crest of the Wave edging.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Wingspan: Approx. 62″ (157.5 cm); Depth at center back: 31″ (79 cm)

Gauge: 19 sts and 26 rows = 4″ (10 cm) with size 4 needles in pattern stitch for the body

Materials

Yarn: Aurora Yarns Whisper (100% merino wool; 1362 yards [1250 meters]/100 grams): Shifting Sands (1 hank)
Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) 29” circular needle
Notions: Steel crochet hook size 0 (2.5 mm), stitch markers

Abbreviations

PM: Place marker
SM: Slip marker
M1: Knit into the yarn between two stitches

Pattern

Cast on 7 sts.
Rows 1-2: Knit.
Row 3: K2, (yo, k1) 3 times, yo, k2. (11 sts)
Row 4 and all even numbered rows: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 5: K2, PM, yo, k3, yo, PM, k1, PM, yo, k3, yo, PM, k2. (15 sts)
Row 7: K2, SM, (yo, k5, yo), SM, k1, SM, work between ( ), SM, k2. (19 sts)
Row 9: K2, SM, (yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo), SM, k1, SM, work between ( ), SM, k2. (23 sts)
Row 11: K2, SM, (yo, k2, k2tog, yo, SM, k1, SM, yo, ssk, k2, yo), SM, k1, SM, work between ( ), SM, k2. (27 sts)
Row 13: K2, SM, (yo, k5, yo, ssk, k4, yo), SM, k1, SM, work between ( ), SM, k2. (31 sts)
Row 15: K2, SM, yo, knit to marker, yo, SM, k1, SM, yo, knit to marker, yo, SM, k2. (35 sts)
Row 17: K2, SM, (yo, k3, yo, ssk, k6, yo, ssk, k2, yo), SM, k1, SM, work between ( ), SM, k2. (39 sts)
Row 19: K2, SM, (yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo), SM, k1, SM, work between (), SM, k2. (43 sts)
Row 21: K2, SM, (yo, k5, yo, ssk, k6, yo, ssk, k4, yo), SM, k1, SM, work between ( ), SM, k2. (47 sts)
Row 23: K2, SM, yo, knit to marker, yo, SM, k1, SM, yo, knit to marker, yo, SM, k2. (51 sts)
Row 25: K2, SM, (yo, k3, * yo, ssk, k6; repeat from * until 4 sts to marker, yo, ssk, k2, yo), SM, k1, SM, work between ( ), SM, k2. (55 sts)
Row 27: K2, SM, (yo, k2, * k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3; repeat from * until 7 sts to marker, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo), SM, k1, SM, work between ( ), SM, k2. (59 sts)
Row 29: K2, SM, (yo, k5, * yo, ssk, k6; repeat from * until 6 sts to marker, yo, ssk, k4, yo), SM, k1, SM, work between ( ), SM, k2. (63 sts)
Rows 31-152: Rep Rows 23-30 fifteen times, then rep Rows 23 and 24 once. (307 sts)
Row 153: K2, yo, knit to last 2 sts, yo, k2. (309 sts)
Row 155: K2, [M1, k10] 15 times, M1, k5, [M1, k10] 15 times, M1, k2. (341 sts)
Row 156: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.

Edging (Crest of Wave)

Rows 1-4: Knit.
Rows 5, 7, 9, 11: K3, * (k2tog) twice, (yo, k1) 3 times, yo, (ssk) twice, k1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Rows 6, 8, 10, 12: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.
Repeat rows 1-12 of edging one more time.
Using the Crochet Bind off technique, *bind off 3 sts, ch 5; repeat from * until last 2 sts. Bind off last 2 sts. Fasten off.

Finishing

Thread cast-on tail through cast-on sts and pull to gather.
Weave in all ends.
Block shawl to size. yarn ball

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