Lace Shawl Trio
These small shawls were designed to show off the beauty of semi-solid and multi-color sock yarns. They are knit from the curved bottom up in a shallow triangular shape, and a narrow band of garter stitch borders the three tiny stockinette stitch lace patterns.
Spider is an Icelandic lace bordered by 8 holes. It repeats over 6 stitches and 4 rows. Lattice lace also is Icelandic and repeats over 3 stitches and 2 rows. Acorn lace is a variation of Spider and repeats over 6 stitches and 4 rows. All are easy to memorize and create a versatile accessory that also is easy to wear.
The size can be customized for a smaller scarf or wider wrap since the top border can be started at the beginning of any right-side row.
Designed for fingering weight (16–17 wpi) yarns, these small shawls also can be knit in a variety of handspun and commercial lace, Sheltland, sport, and DK weight yarns.
Lace can be knit from written instructions or charts.
Skill Level: Intermediate
400–440 yds (366–402m) of fingering weight (16–17 wpi) yarn
Samples: Spider Shawl: 440 yds (402m) Malabrigo Sock fingering weight yarn (17 wpi), Color 416 Indiecita
Lattice Shawl: 400 yds/366m Hazel Knits Artisan Sock fingering weight yarn (16 wpi), Color 252 Woodland
Acorn Shawl: 430 yds/393m Dream in Color Baby Lace fingering weight yarn (16 wpi), Color VB130 Strange Harvest
Needles and Gauge
Spider & Acorn Shawls: US size 4 (3.5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge of 22 sts = 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch
Lattice Shawl: US size 5 (3.75mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge of 20 sts = 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch.
Spider Shawl knit to 255 sts: 15” (38cm) deep and 56” (142.5cm) across top
Lattice Shawl knit to 250 sts: 22” (56cm) deep and 56” (142.5cm) across top
Acorn Shawl knit to 231 sts: 22” (56cm) deep and 54” (137cm) across top