The Flower Basket Shawl (S-2014) by Evelyn A. Clark

The Flower Basket Shawl (S-2014)

August 2004
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch with yarn held double
US 7 - 4.5 mm
4.0 mm (G)
874 yards (799 m)
54" across top edge, 27" long from centre top to point
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Originally published in Interweave Knits, this pattern, with several more size variations, is now available from Fiber Trends

“This delicately patterned triangular shawl looks more complicated than it is. The shawl is knitted from the neck down in a double strand of lace-weight alpaca at a gauge of four stitches to the inch. The yarn overs that form the flower-basket lace pattern are worked on right-side rows only; every wrong-side row is purled. The pointed edging flows nearly from the last row of the ten-row pattern repeat, which makes it easy to adjust the size of the shawl. For a smaller version, skip the last repeat and begin the border; for a larger version, work several more baskets before beginning the edging. The final row of the border is worked without decreases for a crisp finish.”

Knit from the center back neck down, ending in a simple, scalloped edging. Pattern includes instructions for a variety of weights (lace, fingering, sport, and light worsted) as well as a variety of sizes (scarf/shoulder shawl, small shawl, large shawl). Size can be easily changed by adding or subtracting pattern repeats; yarn required is dependent on weight of yarn and number of repeats.


Scarf/Shoulder Shawl: 27” deep by 54” across top

Small Shawl: 34” deep by 68 “ across top

Large Shawl: 45” deep by 90” across top

- Lace: 425 yards for scarf/shoulder
shawl; 750 for small shawl; 1200
yards for large shawl; US 5 needles.
- Fingering: 375 yards for
scarf/shoulder shawl; 675 for small
shawl; 1100 yards for large shawl;
US 6 needles.
- Sport: 350 yards for scarf/shoulder
shawl; 575 for small shawl; 1000
yards for large shawl; US 8 needles.
- DK or Light Worsted: 275 yards for
scarf/shoulder shawl; 500 yards for
small shawl; 900 yards for large
shawl; US 10 needles.