Late Hours Shawl by Kristina Vilimaite

Late Hours Shawl

DK (11 wpi) ?
S, M, L for fingering, sport, DK and worsted - 11 sizes in total. Please download two preview pages (follow the link in the notes) for information about gauge, yardage, needles and measurements.
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The shawl is a triangle worked from the top down. It is available in three sizes (S, M and L) with suggested yarn amounts and measurements in fingering, sport, DK and worsted yarn weight. Any yarn that can be blocked is suitable for this project. The shawl was knit from silk, linen, wool and wool mixes with good results. Solids and semi-solids are the best for this shawl as variegated yarn would obscure the stitch pattern.

The pattern contains charts and line-by-line written instructions.

Stitch counts for each row are listed; the pattern also includes detailed blocking instructions. For working a square shawl see Nuiknitting’s project.

Hungarian version is available via (charted instructions only).

Notions, needles, yarn weight, measurements

Please download the first two pages of the pattern. A table on page 2 of these preview pages contains information about gauge, needle size, yardage and blocked measurements for the total of 11 sizes that can be made from this pattern. Notions are listed under the table.


Intermediate knitter (possibly suitable for a beginner lace knitter)

Techniques used: Tab start (also called garter tab cast-on), bind-off with k2tog tbl

Stitches used: K, p, yo, ssk, k2tog, s2kp (slip 2 knitwise, k1, pass slipped sts over), make 7 (k1, yo, k1 into the same st 3 times)

Skills: Reading charts or written instructions, blocking lace

The pattern was tech edited by cmuralidhara and test-knit by 9 knitters to whom I am greatly thankful for helping to perfect the pattern. Some quotes from the test knitters:

“Definitely something you could do as your first lace, if you have a little patience - the end result will make you want to do lace forever!” ZarahMaria

“…pattern is well written, better written than many patterns I’ve purchased…” getknitty

“Very clear and straightforward pattern and I appreciate that it can be made in an assortment of sizes.” Robink

“I have to confess I tend to rely on written instructions versus charted but had no problems making use of yours.” SovereignCrux

Why this name?

The stitch pattern of the shawl resembles thick candles burning. They go shorter and shorter while talking with friends over a glass of wine or a cup of tea. When the hours get late some extra layer in silk or soft merino will keep you cozy and warm. If you wear the shawl to the office next morning, the pleasant memories of the previous evening will brighten up your sleepy day.