Quadrilateral, a Broomstick Lace Shawl
This pattern was originally published in the Fall, 2011 issue of KnitCircus.
This pattern is a great introduction to broomstick lace. It’s a simple yet stunning shawl with great drape.
The revised pattern includes both a written pattern using U.S. terms and a stitch symbol chart (copyright KnitCircus but used with permission). Additionally, there is a photo tutorial, so don’t be afraid if you’re a broomstick lace newbie!
Basic crochet stitches: chain, single crochet
Crocheting in the back loop
Broomstick lace (photo tutorial and written explanation included)
Length: 20 in (51 cm); Width: 54 in (137 cm)
Approximately 1200 yds (1097 m) in any fingering weight yarn
F-5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook or any size needed to obtain gauge
US 35 (19 mm) 14 in (36 mm) straight knitting needle or any size needed to obtain gauge
Shawl pin (optional)
6.5 broomstick lace groups (33 sc) and 9.5 rows (5 rows sc + 4.5 rows broomstick lace loops) = 4 in (10 cm) before blocking. Exact gauge is not critical to this project.