Alpenshawl by Katie Flora


June 2015
Lace ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
549 yards (502 m)
one size
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Graceful and airy, Alpenshawl is as comfortable caressing your shoulders on a crisp summer walk as she is wrapped like a scarf when sunlight fades. Follow undulating lace curves on the right side only, then shape Alpenshawl’s generous, feminine crescent with stress-free short rows. Indulge in some natural luxury, wherever your alpine path leads.

Pattern includes both written and charted directions.

Difficulty Level

Adventurous Beginner – Intermediate.

Techniques Used

  • Knit & purl
  • Increasing stitch (YO) and decreasing stitches (k2tog; k3tog; SSK; s2-k1-psso)
  • Right side-only lace (both written and charted directions included)
  • Wrapless short rows


549yds/502m of The Fibre Company Meadow (40% merino, 25% llama, 20% silk, 15% linen; 549yds/502m per 100g skein). Substitute heavy lace to light fingering-weight yarn blending wool and at least 30% silk, bamboo, linen or similar). Yardage includes 10% extra for small variances in gauge/technique. NB: if substituting yarn, required yardage will vary.


Although gauge is not crucial in ensuring a good outcome with Alpenshawl, the sample was knit to approximately 18st and 36 rows over 4 inches in stockinette stitch after blocking, on 4.5mm/US 7 needles. Always swatch to check if you like the fabric your gauge produces!


4.5mm/US 3 and 5mm/US4 100cm/40” circular needles (for carrying large amount of stitches)
OR size appropriate to reach preferred gauge.


  • Tapestry needle
  • Large, pinnable surface for blocking
  • Optional: 30 stitch markers for defining lace repeats

Finished Measurements

Wingspan (firmly blocked): 178cm/70”
Depth at tip: 28cm/11”