Glasgow Rose Stole by Lucy Hague

Glasgow Rose Stole

October 2012
Lace ?
see notes below
US 3 - 3.25 mm
875 yards (800 m)
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Inspired by the work of influential designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, this rectangular shawl is worked in two pieces, then grafted together at the centre; a border is picked up along the entire edge and worked in the round, and finally a lace edging is knitted on perpendicularly.

If you like the rose motif but would prefer a triangular shawl, you might want to look at my Glasgow Rose shawl design.

The pattern includes charts and also full written instructions.

Finished Measurements
63 inches/(160 cm) long and 21 inches/(53.5 cm) wide, after blocking.

23 sts to 4.4 inches/(11 cm) and 38 rows to 5 inches/(12.5) cm, measured over gauge swatch given in pattern.


  • 3.25 mm/US size 3 needles, or size needed to obtain gauge (long circulars recommended)
  • One 3.25 mm/US size 3 double-pointed needle (optional - for working edging)
  • 875 yds/(800 m) of lace-weight yarn (dark pink sample shown in Fyberspates Gleem Lace, shade Spiced Plum [875 yds/(800 m) per 100g, 55% Bluefaced Leicester, 45% silk]; pale lilac sample shown in K1 Yarns Cashmere Silk lace-weight [875 yds/(800 m) per 100g, 40% cashmere, 60% silk])
  • Waste yarn in contrasting colour
  • Darning needle
  • Eight stitch markers

Skills required
Advanced lace knitting, including:

  • Provisional CO (a link is provided to a photo tutorial)

  • Standard lace increases and decreases: yo, ssk, k2tog, sl2k1psso, etc

  • Grafting

  • Picking up stitches

  • Knitting on an edging