Lunette by Lily Go


by Lily Go
May 2016
Lace ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
350 - 815 yards (320 - 745 m)
Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large) Shawl 69½ (83½, 97½, 111½)" [176.5 (212, 247.5, 283) cm] along cast-on edge; 38½ (44½, 50½, 57)" [98 (113, 128.5, 145) cm] wingspan; 12¼ (14¼, 16¼, 18¼)" [31 (36, 41.5, 46.5) cm] height at center spine
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Lace butterflies skirt this shawl and sweep up the center in a merry flock. The knitting begins with a large cast-on for the full length of the trailing edge. A line of eyelets creates an effect reminiscent of crochet. The scalloped edge motifs softens the triangular inner forms into an organic deep crescent that naturally wraps your shoulders and hangs prettily in place without the aid of a pin. This is piquant lace knitting, with no “resting rows” between lace maneuvers in many of the charts. Directions are given for four sizes; the two smallest can be worked from a single skein of Plains. Flurry, shown in the sample, gives a dainty, antique effect; imagine Lunette in the inky blue of Eclipse or the playful deep teal of Treehouse if you prefer a saturated pop of color in your accessories.


This shawl is worked from the bottom up, beginning with a Cabled Cast On using the larger needle. The rest of the shawl is worked using the smaller needle. The shawl body is composed of three triangles: two right-angled triangles on the left and right sides and one equilateral triangle in the center.


350 (440, 640, 815) yards of lace weight wool yarn


1 (1, 2, 2) skein(s) of Brooklyn Tweed Plains (100% American Rambouillet wool; 440 yards/50g)
Medium Shawl photographed in color Flurry
Note: Sample shown used almost all of one skein. If you do not obtain the same gauge, you may require more yarn.


28 stitches & 32 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
One 16-stitch repeat from Chart A measures 3½“ wide with Size A needle, after blocking
One 16-stitch repeat from Chart B measures 3¼” wide with Size A needle, after blocking


Size A (for Shawl)
One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size B (for Cast On only)
One 32” circular needle three sizes larger than Size A
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Finished Dimensions

Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large) Shawl
69½ (83½, 97½, 111½)“ / 176.5 (212, 247.5, 283) cm along cast-on edge; 38½ (44½, 50½, 57)” / 98 (113, 128.5, 145) cm wingspan; 12¼ (14¼, 16¼, 18¼)“ / 31 (36, 41.5, 46.5) cm height at center spine
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Cabled Cast On
Butterfly Lace Tutorial

Skill Level

4 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.