Amarilli by Amy van de Laar


May 2016
Lace ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Floral Lace Pattern, after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
750 yards (686 m)
60″ [152.5 cm] wingspan; 30″ [76 cm] deep at center spine
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“I’ve been enjoying experimenting with diamond-shaped lace motifs, and how naturally triangular shawls grow out of them. I like their harmony and balance. This particular variation on the theme was inspired by flowering bulbs — crocus, lily, amaryllis.” – Amy van de Laar

This airy triangular shawl will look beautiful over a dress or tank. Classic construction — top down from a garter tab with spine and edge increases — provides a structured canvas for a field of lacy blooms growing within diamond motifs. While the motifs look intricate, the techniques aren’t difficult and lace maneuvers occur on the right side only. The pattern is both written and charted. Choose a pretty shade of Plains for a dressy summer accessory. The sample is knit in Rainier; consider mellow Crema or cool Junco to offset bright and busy floral fabrics or complete a palette of calm neutrals.

(The sample is shown worn with Jared Flood’s Channel Cardigan knit in Shelter, Hayloft from the Brooklyn Tweed Winter 2014 Collection.)


750 yards of lace weight wool yarn


2 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Plains (100% American Rambouillet wool; 440 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Rainier


23 stitches & 32 rows = 4” in Floral Lace Pattern, after blocking
One 18- to 22-stitch repeat from Floral Lace Pattern measures 3½“ wide, after blocking


One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Finished Dimensions

60” (152.5 cm) wingspan; 30” (76 cm) deep at center spine
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

Skill Level

3 out of 5