Lilac Mist Shawl

This lightweight piece is a crescent-shaped shawl knit top down with a delicate all-over lace body. It’s perfect for adding a subtle color to a neutral dress for summer evenings.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 65” wingspan and 23”depth

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st, after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn:

Super Fine Weight Yarn Ancient Arts Yarns 75% Superwash Extra Fine Merino/ 25% Silk Fingering (75% SuperwashExtrafineMerino, 25% Silk; 437 yards [400 meters]/ 100 grams): African Violet, 1 skein

Needles:US size 6 (4 mm): 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

P2togtbl – purl 2 stitches together throught their back loops

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked top down, back and forth. The lace pattern may be worked from chart or written instructions.

Pattern

CO 5 sts.

Set-up

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

Row 2 (WS): K2, kyok, k1, kyok, k2– 11 sts.

Row 3: K2, yo, k7, yo, k2 – 13 sts.

Row 4: K2, kyok, k7, kyok, k2 – 17 sts.

Body

Row 1 (RS): (K2, yo) twice, *sk2p, yo, k3, yo; rep from * to last 7 sts, sk2p, (yo, k2) twice – 19 sts.

Row 2 (WS): K2, kyok, p1, p2togtbl, yo, p1, *yo, p2tog, p1, p2togtbl, yo, p1; rep from * to last 6 sts, yo, p2tog, p1, kyok, k2 – 23 sts.

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

Row 4: K2, kyok, p1, *yo, p2tog, p1, p2togtbl, yo, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, kyok, k2 – 29 sts.

Row 5: K2, yo, k2tog, yo, *k3, yo, sk2p, yo; rep from * to last 7 sts, k3, yo, ssk, yo, k2 – 31 sts.

Row 6: K2, kyok, *p1, yo, p2tog, p1, p2togtbl, yo; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, kyok, k2 – 35 sts.

Row 7: K2, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, *yo, sk2p, yo, k1, yo, ssk; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, yo, k2 – 37 sts.

Row 8: K2, kyok, p1, *p2togtbl, yo, p1, yo, p2tog, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, kyok, k2 – 41 sts

Rep Rows 1-8 of Body 6 more times – 233 sts

Border

Row 1: K2, yo, *k1, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, yo, k2 – 235 sts.

Row 2: K2, kyok, purl to last 3 sts, kyok, k2 – 239 sts.

Row 3: K2, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, *k1, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo; rep from * to last 6 sts, k1, yo, k1, ssk, yo, k2 – 241 sts.

Row 4: K2, kyok, purl to last 3 sts, kyok, k2 – 245 sts.

Rep Rows 1-4 of Border 5 more times – 305 sts.

BO row: K1, *(k1, sl 2 sts back to LN, k2togtbl) 5 times, CO 2 sts by cable method, immediately BO 3 sts; rep from * to last 5 sts, (k1, sl2 sts back to LN, k2togtbl) 5 times.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block to measurements.yarn ball

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