Tiger Lily Shawl by Monika Sirna

Tiger Lily Shawl

May 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st on US#4 (3.5mm) needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
870 yards (796 m)
one size
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Elegant, delicate and dreamy, casual, or dressy, this shawl features a beautiful lace panel reminiscent of a Tiger Lily flower.
The sideways construction and lace progression will hold your interest to the bind-off.
The knitting will also seem to go faster as you will not have hundreds of stitches on your needles as compared to the bottom up or top down constructions.

The intricate shaping, first featured in Cabernet Sauvignon, ensures that your shawl wraps around your shoulders in a very flattering way and will stay put.

Fingering or Lace weight yarn, merino or its blends with such as silk, cashmere.
Sample shown uses:
Colour Adventures Silky Merino Light, Tiger Lily colorway.

one size
Note, the pattern include suggestions on how to adjust size.


  • wingspan: about 56” / 142 cm
  • length (outer edge): about 78” / 198 cm
  • depth (at the center): 16” / 41 cm

Measurements are taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.

Gauge and needles:
- 26 stitches and 32 rows to 4” (10 cm) in St st on
US 4 (3.5 mm) 24” (60 cm) circular needle(s)
- 7.75” (19.5 cm) and 4” (10 cm) to one lace repeat (specified in the pattern)

approx 870 yds / 800 m
Please note, the entire 2 skeins of yarn were used for the sample. When in doubt, buy an extra skein for insurance.


  • small cable needle)
  • 3 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • pins or/and blocking wires

Difficulty level:
3-4 out of 5


  • increases, decreases
  • lace on both RS and WS
  • 2 different short row techniques

Pattern includes:

  • Charted and written instructions
  • Worksheet for simplified pattern instructions
  • Detail explanation of techniques used
  • Helpful tips on blocking, alternating skeins and adjusting size

Printing notes:
Note 1: Please, read entire pattern before printing to save ink and paper. There is a chance you will not need to print every page.
Note 2: Please print page 3 in full color to preserve important pattern information.

Thanks to Charlotte, the pattern is available in FRENCH!