lace shawl for wedding dress

Can you feel it too? I mean – this summer is the crappy one.

I don’t know about the place you live, but on this island, weather is so cold. I wear my fall jacket! Can you believe it?

No swimming in the sea this year. Not that I even love it, but thought is that counts…

So, here is a picnic shawl for you. Very lacy, very warm and very summery.

Beautiful accessory for your summer dress (if you happen to have sun and all this stuff I don’t have).

 

Size of the shawl:
  • length: 138 cm / 54 inches
  • width: 60 cm / 23,5 inches
You will need:
  • 250 g / 9 oz (915 yds) of fingering or light worsted yarn (I used DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk – I just love it – it is soft and silky and pure heaven)
  • pair of long needles size 4 mm / US 6 / UK 8
lace shawl knitting patternAbbreviations:
  • k – knit;
  • p – purl;
  • ssk – slip, slip, k 2 together;
  • k2tog – knit 2 together;
  • YO – yarn over;
  • sk2p – slip1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over;

chart key

Cast on 107 stitches and knit 4 rows.

Start with preparing pattern:

knitted lace shawl pattern

Row 1: k3, (k7, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k7) 2 times, k5, YO, k1, k2tog, ssk, k2, YO, k1, YO, k2, k2tog, ssk, k1, YO, k5, (k7, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k7) 2 times, k3;

Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10: k3, p to last 3 stitches, k3;

Row 3: k3, (k6, k2tog, YO, k3, YO, ssk, k6) 2 times, k4, YO, k1, k2tog, ssk, k2, YO, k3, YO, k2, k2tog, ssk, k1, YO, k4, (k6, k2tog, YO, k3, YO, ssk, k6) 2 times, k3;

Row 5: k3, (k5, k2tog, YO, k5, YO, ssk, k5) 2 times, k3, YO, k1, k2tog, ssk, k2, YO, k5, YO, k2, k2tog, ssk, k1, YO, k3, (k5, k2tog, YO, k5, YO, ssk, k5) 2 times, k3;

Row 7: k3, (k4, k2tog, YO, k7, YO, ssk, k4) 2 times, k2, YO, k1, k2tog, ssk, k2, YO, k7, YO, k2, k2tog, ssk, k1, YO, k2, (k4, k2tog, YO, k7, YO, ssk, k4) 2 times, k3;

Row 9: k3, (k6, YO, ssk, k3, k2tog, YO, k6) 2 times, k3, YO, k1, k2tog, ssk, k2, YO, k5, YO, k2, k2tog, ssk, k1, YO, k3, (k6, YO, ssk, k3, k2tog, YO, k6) 2 times, k3;

Row 11: k3, (k7, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k7) 2 times, k4, YO, k1, k2tog, ssk, k2, YO, k3, YO, k2, k2tog, ssk, k1, YO, k4, (k7, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k7) 2 times, k3;

Row 12: k3, p to last 3 stitches, k3;

Row 12 was last row of prep pattern. Head on to main pattern.

lace evening shawl

Main pattern:

knit lace shawl pattern for wedding

Row 1: k3, (k1, k2tog, YO, k5, YO, sk2p, YO, k5, YO, ssk, k1) 2 times, k5, YO, k1, k2tog, ssk, k2, YO, k1, YO, k2, k2tog, ssk, k1, YO, k5, (k1, k2tog, YO, k5, YO, sk2p, YO, k5, YO, ssk, k1) 2 times, k3;

Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10: k3, p to last 3 stitches, k3;

Row 3: k3, (k6, k2tog, YO, k3, YO, ssk, k6) 2 times, k4, YO, k1, k2tog, ssk, k2, YO, k3, YO, k2, k2tog, ssk, k1, YO, k4, (k6, k2tog, YO, k3, YO, ssk, k6) 2 times, k3;

Row 5: k3, (k5, k2tog, YO, k5, YO, ssk, k5) 2 times, k3, YO, k1, k2tog, ssk, k2, YO, k5, YO, k2, k2tog, ssk, k1, YO, k3, (k5, k2tog, YO, k5, YO, ssk, k5) 2 times, k3;

Row 7: k3, (k4, k2tog, YO, k7, YO, ssk, k4) 2 times, k2, YO, k1, k2tog, ssk, k2, YO, k7, YO, k2, k2tog, ssk, k1, YO, k2, (k4, k2tog, YO, k7, YO, ssk, k4) 2 times, k3;

Row 9: k3, (k3, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k3, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k3) 2 times, k3, YO, k1, k2tog, ssk, k2, YO, k5, YO, k2, k2tog, ssk, k1, YO, k3, (k3, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k3, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k3) 2 times, k3;

Row 11: k3, (k2, k2tog, YO, k3, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k3, YO, ssk, k2) 2 times, k4, YO, k1, k2tog, ssk, k2, YO, k3, YO, k2, k2tog, ssk, k1, YO, k4, (k2, k2tog, YO, k3, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k3, YO, ssk, k2) 2 times, k3;

Row 12: k3, p to last 3 stitches, k3;

Repeat rows 1 to 12 in total of 30 times (or as many times as you like, just make sure you have enough yarn).

If you’ve finished main pattern repeats then go on with finishing pattern.

 

Finishing pattern:

simple lace shawl pattern

Row 1: k3, (k1, k2tog, YO, k5, YO, sk2p, YO, k5, YO, ssk, k1) 2 times, k5, YO, k1, k2tog, ssk, k2, YO, k1, YO, k2, k2tog, ssk, k1, YO, k5, (k1, k2tog, YO, k5, YO, sk2p, YO, k5, YO, ssk, k1) 2 times, k3;

Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12: k3, p to last 3 stitches, k3;

Row 3: k3, (k6, k2tog, YO, k3, YO, ssk, k6) 2 times, k4, YO, k1, k2tog, ssk, k2, YO, k3, YO, k2, k2tog, ssk, k1, YO, k4, (k6, k2tog, YO, k3, YO, ssk, k6) 2 times, k3;

Row 5: k3, (k5, k2tog, YO, k5, YO, ssk, k5) 2 times, k3, YO, k1, k2tog, ssk, k2, YO, k5, YO, k2, k2tog, ssk, k1, YO, k3, (k5, k2tog, YO, k5, YO, ssk, k5) 2 times, k3;

Row 7: k3, (k4, k2tog, YO, k7, YO, ssk, k4) 2 times, k2, YO, k1, k2tog, ssk, k2, YO, k7, YO, k2, k2tog, ssk, k1, YO, k2, (k4, k2tog, YO, k7, YO, ssk, k4) 2 times, k3;

Row 9: k3, (k6, YO, ssk, k3, k2tog, YO, k6) 2 times, k3, YO, k1, k2tog, ssk, k2, YO, k5, YO, k2, k2tog, ssk, k1, YO, k3, (k6, YO, ssk, k3, k2tog, YO, k6) 2 times, k3;

Row 11: k3, (k7, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k7) 2 times, k4, YO, k1, k2tog, ssk, k2, YO, k3, YO, k2, k2tog, ssk, k1, YO, k4, (k7, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k7) 2 times, k3;

Row 13: 3, (k8, YO, sk2p, YO, k8) 2 times, k5, YO, k1, k2tog, ssk, k2, YO, k1, YO, k2, k2tog, ssk, k1, YO, k5, (k8, YO, sk2p, YO, k8) 2 times, k3;

knit lace shawl patternThis row (row 13) was last row. Start with last knit rows now.

 

Knit 3 rows and cast off.

Block and hide in all yarn ends.

 

 

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Lacy picnic shawl

  • 16. July 2015 at 21:17
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    I do like your picnic shawl. It looks comfortable and easy to wear with all sorts of clothes, elegant as well as casual. Thank you! And, please, do not dispair too badly re. your cold island. I live in an environment (the Sonoran Desert) of which today will maybe top out at 107 degrees. Just the opposite but still very, very challenging to deal with when your heart pines for coolness and wool. (Buck naked is not even cool enough.) Hang in there. Come to the desert in August and you can experience it first hand. You will sing the praises of the inventor of the air conditioner forever. A hot bath, tequila, and good thyroid function will see you through. Hope your Trails are Happy. Sincerely, Yarnferret on Ravelry

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    • 16. July 2015 at 21:22
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      Oh, thank you, Judy, for reminding me that things could be worse. It’s human nature, I guess, to want something better… always 🙂 I have to admit – after all – our weather is OK 🙂

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  • 17. July 2015 at 14:38
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    Thank you. Your picnic shawl looks delicious…

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    • 17. July 2015 at 18:29
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      Thank you! I just love knitting 🙂

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  • 17. July 2015 at 21:48
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    Gorgeous shawl and I am sure I will be knitting it. Thank you so much

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    • 17. July 2015 at 21:50
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      Thank you, Nilda 🙂

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  • 18. July 2015 at 15:33
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    This will be my next project. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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  • 16. August 2015 at 20:10
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    Can’t wait to try it. I have pale pink yarn I’m dying to use.

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    • 16. August 2015 at 21:27
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      It will be fantastic, I’m sure, Barbara.

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