Les Vignes by Katherine Matthews

Les Vignes

January 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
383 - 1312 yards (350 - 1200 m)
Large & Small sizes of two versions: a 2-panel triangle and a 3-panel "triple triangle" - see notes & schematic for sizing.
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Like a vineyard stretching out to the horizon, this simple lace pattern winds its way down the shawl.

Les vignes (vineyards in French) may be worked with two panels for a traditional triangle shape, or three panels to allow it to drape gracefully around the neck and over the shoulders.

Both written and charted instructions for the lace are provided. Both 2- and 3-panel versions of the shawl can be worked in either of two sizes: small or large.

And like a fine vintage, this is a design you can savour for years to come.



  • Small - 97 cm/38 inches wide by 48 cm/19 inches deep at neck.

  • Large - 160 cm/63 inches wide by 80 cm/31.5 inches deep at neck.


  • Small - 74 cm/29 inches on 3 sides of square by 37 cm/14.5 inches deep at neck.

  • Large - 120 cm/48 inch on 3 sides of square by 60 cm/24 inches deep at neck.

See also the schematic in the attached photos for sizing and shape details.

Note regarding Oceanwind Knits custom colourway:

The large, 3 panel version in the top photo was made with three custom hand-dyed colours (LV1, LV2, LV3) of Oceanwind Knits Sock Merino (100% Superwash) yarn, which can be ordered as a yarn-only (pattern must be purchased separately) kit for Les vignes by contacting Lori Law (oceanwindknits on Ravelry) online at oceanwindknits.ca

The yarn amounts provided in the kit are specifically for making the large, 3 panel version only and are used as follows:

  • Work the first 106 rows in colour LV1.
  • Work the next 44 rows in colour LV2.
  • Work the final 32 rows in colour LV3.

The pattern is available for purchase as a downloadable PDF from PatternFish.

Printed copies of the pattern are available from select yarn stores: