Laburnum by Ágnes Kutas


August 2021
Lace ?
16 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch (measured on the blocked shawl)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
766 yards (700 m)
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Laburnum is a top-down adjustable lace shawl with easy but fun to work increases on the body, forming branches, and a beautiful but not too challenging leaf pattern on the border.

The pattern is suitable for lace knitters who already took their first steps and want to go further but also for more experienced knitters looking for a fun and relaxing knit.

The pattern contains detailed charted and written instructions. You will find a link to a video tutorial that shows how to work each stitch that is used in the pattern and another one that helps you do the beginning of the shawl.

Bilum Muruk
50% yak 50% silk
700 meters (765.5 yards) / 100 grams
1 cake in Tiger’s Eye

4 mm (US 6) circular needle, 100 cm (40 inches)
or the needle size you need to obtain gauge

stitch markers
blocking wires
blocking pins or knit blockers

174 x 72.5 cm
68½ x 28½ inches

The size of this shawl is adjustable.

16 stitches / 26 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) in stockinette stitch, measured on the blocked shawl.
Obtaining the gauge given is not crucial for a successful project, but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.


This design was such a pleasure to knit, It flows along very logically. The unique design really captures the beauty and geometry of the Laburnum leaves and flowers which I found particularly fascinating. It makes a really nice sized shawl with that beautiful leafy lace as a wonderful finish!

This pattern would make a good next step for someone who wants to experiment with lace knitting. It looks complex but is very logical in its construction, and the charts are very clear. The body involves interesting patterning and the border is lovely and easier than it looks. I think it would look fabulous with the addition of beads on the ‘spines’ of the leaves in the border.

The written pattern is very easy to understand. The finished shawl is beautiful and I plan to make a second one.

Pattern was easy to follow and a great knit.

Good shawl for someone beginning to knit leaf patterns. The body is mostly stockinette st and quite easy and the leaves are a bit more challenging but not too overwhelming. I usually use many markers for leaf pattern repeats but did not need for this pattern. Be sure to have enough yarn especially if you want to make the larger size. I ran just short but I knit loose.

As usual, this was a well written, detailed pattern which incorporates how to do modifications. That’s something I greatly appreciate as I increase the size of nearly every shawl I knit.

Fun and interesting pattern that becomes quite rhythmic after a few repeats.