Lotus Shawl

The Lotus Shawl, made up of dainty lotus flowers and leaves, is a lace-lover’s delight. This delicate and lightweight shawl is the perfect summer accessory.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 29” wide and 59” long, end to end; relaxed after blocking and grafting both side lace edges

Gauge: 16 stitches & 23 rows = 4” in Lotus lace pattern, relaxed after blocking 

Materials

Yarn: Sincere Sheep Diaphanous (80% merino, 20% silk; 1100 yards (1006 meters)/113 grams): St. Bart’s (1 skein)
Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) 29” circular knitting needles
Notions: Blocking material (mat, blocking wires, rustproof T-pins), safety pins (To pin lace edge to shawl body while grafting)

Special Stitches

Lotus Lace – Multiple of 28 + 29

Row 1 (RS): K4, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, *s2kp, yo, k3, yo, skp, k2, yo, skp, k1, yo, skp, (k1, k2tog, yo) twice, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo; rep from *, end s2kp, yo, k3, yo, skp, k2, yo, skp, k4.
Row 2: (WS and all wrong side rows) Knit the knit sts; purl the purl sts and yarn overs.
Row 3: K3, (k2tog, yo, k2)x 2 times, k2tog, yo, k1, *(k2, yo, skp) three times, k1, yo, s2kp, yo, k1, (k2tog, yo, k2) twice, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from *, end (k2, yo, skp) three times, k3.
Row 5: K2, (k2tog, yo, k2) three times, *k3, (yo, skp, k2) twice, yo, skp, k3, (k2tog, yo, k2) three times; rep from *, end k3, (yo, skp, k2) three times.
Row 7: K1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skp, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, *k4, (yo, skp, k2) twice, yo, skp, k1, (k2tog, yo, k2) twice, k2tog, yo, k3; rep from *, end k4, yo, skp, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skp, k1.
Row 9: K2tog, yo, k3, yo, skp, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, *k1, (yo, skp, k2) three times, yo, s2kp, yo, (k2, k2tog, yo) three times; rep from *, end k1, yo, skp, k2, yo, skp, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skp.
Row 11: K1, yo, skp, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, *(k2, yo, skp) three times, k1, yo, s2kp, yo, k1, (k2tog, yo, k2) twice, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from *, end k2, yo, skp, k2, yo, skp, k1, yo, skp, k1, k2tog, yo, k1.
Row 13: K2, yo, sk2togp, yo, k1, (k2tog, yo, k2) twice, *p1, (k2, yo, skp) three times, yo, s2kp, yo, (k2tog, yo, k2) three times; rep from *, end p1, (k2, yo, skp) twice, k1, yo, sk2togp, yo, k2.
Row 15: K2, k2tog, yo, k1, (k2tog, yo, k2) twice, p1, *k1, p1, (k2, yo, skp) twice, k3, yo, s2kp, yo, k3,(k2tog, yo, k2) twice, p1; rep from *, end k1, p1, (k2, yo, skp) twice, k1, yo, skp, k2.
Row 17: K4, (k2tog, yo, k2) twice, p1, k1, *p1, k1, p1, (k2, yo, k2tog) twice, k2, yo, s2kp, yo, (k2, k2tog, yo) twice, k2, p1, k1; rep from *, end p1, k1, p1, (k2, yo, skp) twice, k4.
Row 19: K3, (k2tog, yo, k2) twice, p1, k1, p1, *(k1, p1) twice, (k2, yo, skp) twice, k1, yo, s2kp, yo, k1, (k2tog, yo, k2) twice, p1, k1, p1; rep from *, end (k1, p1) twice, (k2, yo, skp) twice, k3.
Row 21: K2, k2tog, yo, k8, p1, k1, *p1, k1, p1, k8, yo, skp, yo, s2kp, yo, k2tog, yo, k8, p1, k1; rep from *, end p1, k1, p1, k8, yo, skp, k2.
Row 23: K1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skp, k7, p1, *k1, p1, k7, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skp, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skp, k7, p1; rep from *, end k1, p1, k7, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skp, k1.
Row 25: K2tog, yo, k3, yo, skp, k2, yo, skp, k3, *p1, k3, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s2kp, yo, k3, yo, skp, k2, yo, skp, k3; rep from *, end p1, k3, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skp.
Row 27: K1, yo, skp, (k1, k2tog, yo) twice, k1, yo, skp, k2, *k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skp, (k1, yo, skp, k1, k2tog, yo) twice, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skp, k2; rep from *, end k3, k2tog, yo, (k1, yo, skp) twice, k1, k2tog, yo, k1.
Row 29: K2, yo, sk2togp, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skp, k1,* k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skp, k1, yo, sk2togp, yo, k3, yo, sk2togp, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skp, k1; rep from *, end k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skp, k1, yo, sk2togp, yo, k2.
Row 31: K2, (k2tog, yo, k1) twice, yo, s2kp, yo, k1, yo, skp, *k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, s2kp, yo, (k1, yo, skp) twice, k3, (k2tog, yo, k1) twice, yo, s2kp, yo, k1, yo, skp; rep from *, end k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, s2kp, yo, (k1, yo, skp) twice, k2.

Leaf Lace Edge Pattern

Row 1 (RS): K3, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, (skp, yo) twice, k2, k2tog, p1, skp, k2, yo, k1, yo, (skp, yo) twice, k1.
Row 2: (WS and all other wrong side rows except row 16) Purl till last three stitches, yo, p2tog, k1.
Row 3: K3, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, (skp, yo) twice, k1, k2tog, p1, skp, k1, yo, k3, yo, (skp, yo) twice, k1.
Row 5: K3, yo, k2tog, k3, (yo, skp) twice, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, k5, yo, (skp, yo) twice, k1.
Row 7: K3, yo, k2tog, k4, (yo, skp) twice, yo, sk2togp, yo, k7, yo, (skp, yo) twice, k1.
Row 9: K3, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, p1, skp, k2, yo, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1.
Row 11: K3, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, k1, yo, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3, yo, k1, k2tog, p1, skp, k1, (yo, k2tog) three times.
Row 13: K3, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, yo, (k2tog, yo) twice, k5, yo, k2tog, p1, skp, (yo, k2tog) three times.
Row 15: K3, yo, k2tog, (k2tog, yo) three times, k7, yo, sk2togp, (yo, k2tog) three times.
Row 16: Bind off 1 st, purl till last three stitches, yo, p2tog, k1.

Construction Details

Lotus is a rectangular lace shawl. It consists of rectangular main body and two lace edges- all worked separately and then grafted together. Main body of shawl is worked flat in Lotus lace pattern after casting on required number of stitches. All the stitches are bound off after working the desired number of repeats. Lace edges are worked in Leaf lace pattern next. All the pieces are blocked ensuring that the lace edge length is the same as shawl width. Lace edges are grafted to shorter sides of the shawl.

Pattern Notes

Take time to check the gauge to ensure the final size of shawl is as desired.
Size of the shawl can be altered by changing the number of pattern repeats. Width can be changed by altering the number of cast on stitches, length can be changed by altering the number of Lotus pattern row repeats.
Leaf Lace rows are repeated 10 times so that it can be grafted easily. Please note that the number of Leaf Lace repeats will change if you are changing the number of cast on stitches for main body.
Stitch count remains the same while working on the main body but it changes for each row when working on the lace edge.
Ensure to match main body width to that of lace edge length to avoid difficulties during grafting.

Pattern

Main Body

Cast on 117 sts [(2 + 2) edge sts + 28 * 3 repeats of lace pattern + 29] using knitted cast on.
Work next two rows in Stockinette st.
Keeping the first and last two sts in Garter st for every row, work rows 1 to 32 of Lotus lace pattern a total of 8 times.
Work Row 1 and 2 of Lotus Lace Pattern one last time.
Work next two rows in Stockinette st.
Bind off all sts using suspended bind off method.

Leaf Lace Edge

Cast on 25 sts using knitted cast on.
Work rows 1 to 16 of Leaf Lace Edge pattern a total of 10 times.
Bind off all sts using suspended bind off method.
Repeat steps 1 to 3 one more time.
Block the main body and both lace edges ensuring the main body width matches the lace edge width.
Graft the lace edges to the main body. Weave in ends. yarn ball

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