Caravel by Stephanie Earp


May 2018
Lace ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette on smaller needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
600 yards (549 m)
One Size: 31”/79 cm long, 62”/157 cm wide at top
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This shawl uses a garter tab and traditional triangular shaping. Increases are worked at the center spine and at each edge every right-side row. 

Stripes are created by alternating sections of plain stockinette with triple-wrapped stitches, but unusually, these are horizontal stripes across the shawl, instead of following the diagonal line of the increases.

This unfussy, modern take on a lace shawl is finished with a casual, curling edge of plain stockinette, inspired by the easy-going attitude of the tropical island where it was designed.

Choose a circular needle with a very smooth join, as the triple-wrapped stitches can catch where the cable meets the needle.


  • Number of pages: 4
  • Written instructions and charts
  • 1 size, easy to modify


  • 600 yards (549 m) lace weight yarn
  • US 4 (3.5 mm) & US 5 (3.75 mm) needles, 32” or 40” circular
  • Darning needle
  • 2 stitch markers

22 sts/36 rows over 4”/10cm square in stockinette, blocked

Due to the triple wrapped sections, gauge can be quite variable from knitter to knitter, so measure on a stockinette swatch. Designed by a loose knitter - use the needles that produce a fabric you like.

31”/79 cm long, 62”/157 cm wide at top.