Lotus Horizon Shawl

Bright, jewel-toned bands of simple lace flow through a speckled river of garter stitch in this graceful, fingering-weight shawl. Each lace band represents an Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol (flax, house, lotus) and teaches a new, simple lace stitch that is easy to memorize and a treat to learn.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 70” x 30”

Gauge: 20 sts and 22 ridges = 4” [10 cm] in Garter St after wet blocking

Materials

Super fine weight yarnYarn: Frabjous Fibers and Wonderland Yarns Queen of Hearts (80% Superwash fine merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 410 yards [375 meters]/113 grams): #141 SPLASH! (MC, 2 balls),  #49 Frumenty (CC, 1 ball)

Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) 24” or 30” circular

Notions: Removable markers, tapestry needle

Special Stitches

M1R – Lift purl bump below st just completed on the right needle, knit 1 st into it.

M1L – Lift purl bump below next st on left needle, knit 1 st into it.

DD (Double decrease) Sl 2 as if to knit, k next st, pass slipped stitch over k st.

Pattern Notes

Pattern as written requires a full ball of MC and very little of a second ball. However, if you wish to use only 1 ball of MC, you can bind off in CC directly after completing Lotus Chart, omitting the final 8 rows of MC.

Pattern

With MC, CO 7 sts.

Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, k3, yo, k2. (9 sts)

Row 2 and all WS rows (including charts): Knit.

Row 3: K2, yo, k2, M1R, pm, k1, M1L, k2, yo, k2. (13 sts)

Row 5: K2, yo, k to marker, M1R, sm, k1, M1L, k to last 2 sts, yo, k2. (17 sts)

Row 6 (WS): Knit.

Rep Rows 5-6 until there are 89 sts.

Break MC yarn, join CC. Begin Flax Lace chart.

Flax Lace Chart

Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, k to marker, remove marker, k to last 2 sts, yo, k2. (91 sts)

Row 2 and all WS rows: Knit.

Row 3: K2, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 3 sts, yo, k1, yo, k2. (93 sts)

Row 5: K2, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 3 sts, yo, k1, yo, k2. (95 sts)

Row 7: K2, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 3 sts, yo, k1, yo, k2. (97 sts)

Row 8: Knit.

Break CC, join MC.

Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, k46, pm, k to last 2 sts, yo, k2. (99 sts)

Row 2 and all WS rows: Knit.

Row 3: K2, yo, k to marker, M1R, sm, k1, M1L, k to last 2 sts, yo, k2. (103 sts)

Rep Rows 2-3 until there are 199 sts.

Next Row (WS): Knit.

Break MC, join CC.

Set-up Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, k to marker, M1R, remove marker, k1, M1L, k to last 2 sts, yo, k2. (203 sts)

Set-up Row 2 (WS): Knit.

Begin House Lace Chart.

House Lace Chart

Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, k1, *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3*; rep from * to last 8 sts, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2. (205 sts)

Row 2 and all WS rows: Knit.

Row 3: K2, yo, k1, yo, *ssk, yo, dd, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo; rep from * to last 10 sts, ssk, yo, dd, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2. (207 sts)

Row 5: K2, yo, k3, *yo, ssk, k, k2tog, yo, k3; rep from * to last 10 sts, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2. (209 sts)

Row 7: K2, yo, k4, *k1, yo, dd, yo, k4; rep from * to last 11 sts, k1, yo, dd, yo, k5, yo, k2. (211 sts)

Row 9: K2, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, *yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog; rep from * to last 11 sts, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2. (213 sts)

Row 11: K2, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, dd, yo, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, dd, yo; rep from * to last 13 sts, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, dd, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2. (215 sts)

Row 13: K2, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, *yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog; rep from * to last 13 sts, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2. (217 sts)

Row 15: K2, yo, k5, yo, dd, yo, *k5, yo, dd, yo; rep from * to last 15 sts, k5, yo, dd, yo, k5, yo, k2. (219 sts)

Row 17: K2, yo, k to last 2sts, yo, k2. (221 sts)

Row 18 (WS): Knit.

Break CC, join MC.

Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, k108, M1R, pm, k1, M1L, k to last 2 sts, yo, k2. (225 sts)

Row 2 (WS): Knit.

Row 3: K2, yo, k to marker, M1R, sm, k1, M1L, k to last 2 sts, yo, k2. (229 sts)

Row 4: Knit.

Rep Rows 3-4 until there are 329 sts.

Break MC, join CC. Begin Lotus Lace chart .

Lotus Lace Chart

Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, k to last 2 sts, yo, k2. (331 sts)

Row 2 and all WS rows: Knit.

Row 3: K2, yo, k2, *yo, k4, dd, k4, yo, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, yo, k2. (333 sts)

Row 5: K2, yo, k3, *k1, yo, k3, dd, k3, yo, k2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, yo, k2. (335 sts)

Row 7: K2, yo, k4, *k2, yo, k2, dd, k2, yo, k3; rep from * to last 5 sts, k3, yo, k2. (337 sts)

Row 9: K2, yo, k5, *k3, yo, k1, dd, k1, yo, k4; rep from * to last 6 sts, k4, yo, k2. (339 sts)

Row 11: K2, yo, k6, *k4, yo, dd, yo, k5; rep from * to last 7 sts, k5, yo, k2. (341 sts)

Row 13: K2, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k1, *yo, k4, dd, k4, yo, k1; rep from * to last 8 sts, yo, ssk, k4, yo, k2. (343 sts)

Row 15: K2, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k2, *k1, yo, k3, dd, k3, yo, k2; rep from * to last 9 sts, k1, yo, ssk, k4, yo, k2. (345 sts)

Row 17: K2, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, *k2, yo, k2, dd, k2, yo, k3; rep from * to last 10 sts, k2, yo, ssk, k4, yo, k2. (347 sts)

Row 19: K2, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k4, *k3, yo, k, dd, k, yo, k4; rep from * to last 11 sts, k3, yo, ssk, k4, yo, k2. (349 sts)

Row 21: K2, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k5, *k4, yo, dd, yo, k5; rep from * to last 12 sts, k4, yo, ssk, k4, yo, k2. (351 sts)

Row 23: K2, yo, k to last 2 sts, yo, k2. (353 sts)

Row 24: Knit.

Break CC, join MC.

Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, k to last 2 sts, yo, k2. (355 sts)

Row 2 (WS): Knit.

Rep Rows 1-2, 3 more times. (361 sts)

BO all sts loosely.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Block.

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