summer lace shawl pattern for mothers day

Finally – it’s finished. Mother’s Day lace shawl is done. With exceptions I think.

My inspiration for this delicate shawl was overgrown rockery next to my apartment house (which is not so delicate). Each spring this rockery is buried under the Lily of the Valley and I absolutely adore it. This means that spring is officially here.

I wanted to reflect the nature of this flower – tenderness, hope and promise of new beginnings. And remember the smell? Too bad I can’t put the fragrant of this blossom in my knitting.

 

Measurements:

  • length: 128cm (50,4 inches)
  • width: 43cm (17 inches)

You’ll need:

Estonian knit lace pattern

Abbreviations:

  • k – knit;
  • YO – yarn over;
  • k2tog – knit two stitches together;
  • ssk – slip, slip, knit together;
  • nupp – check this post for making “nupp” stitch;
  • * * – repeat instructions between asterisks, as directed;
  • rep – repeat;
  • sk2p – slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over the knit 2 together;
  • 4/4RC – Slip 4 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 4 sts from left-hand needle, then knit 4 sts from cable needle;
  • 4/4LC – Slip next 4 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 4 sts from left-hand needle, then knit 4 sts from cable needle;

lace shawl knitting tutorial

Cast on 99 stitches.

*NOTE! 1st stitch is slip stitch to get a loopy edging.*

 

Knit 10 rows and start the lace pattern.

Row 1: k8, YO, k2tog, k3, YO, ssk, k5, k2tog, YO, k2tog *YO, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, k2, ssk, k4, nupp, k2tog, k2, YO, k2tog* rep total of 3 times, YO, k2tog, YO, k3, YO, ssk, k4, ssk, YO, k8;

Rows 2, 4 etc: Wrong side rows are all purl rows.

Row 3: k8, YO, k2tog, k4, YO, ssk, k3, k2tog, YO, k2tog *YO, k2tog, YO, k3, YO, k2, ssk, k2, nupp, k2tog, k2, YO, k2tog* rep total of 3 times, YO, k2tog, YO, k5, YO, ssk, k3, ssk, YO, k8;

Row 5: k8, YO, k2tog, k5, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k2tog *YO, k2tog, YO, k5, YO, k2, ssk, nupp, k2tog, k2, YO, k2tog* rep total of 3 times, YO, k2tog, YO, k7, YO, ssk, k2, ssk, YO, k8;

Row 7: 4/4RC, YO, k2tog, k6, YO, sk2p, YO, k2tog *YO, k2tog, YO, k7, YO, k2, sk2p, k2, YO, k2tog* rep total of 3 times, YO, k2tog, YO, k9, YO, ssk, k1, ssk, YO, 4/4LC;

Row 9: k8, YO, k2tog, k4, k2tog, YO, k3, YO *ssk, YO, ssk, YO, k2, ssk, nupp, k4, k2tog, k2, YO, k1, YO* rep total of 3 times, ssk, YO, ssk, YO, ssk, k5, k2tog, YO, k3, ssk, YO, k8;

Row 11: k8, YO, k2tog, k3, k2tog, YO, k5, YO *ssk, YO, ssk, YO, k2, ssk, nupp, k2, k2tog, k2, YO, k3, YO* rep total of 3 times, ssk, YO, ssk, YO, ssk, k3, k2tog, YO, k4, ssk, YO, k8;

Row 13: k8, YO, k2tog, k2, k2tog, YO, k7, YO *ssk, YO, ssk, YO, k2, ssk, nupp, k2tog, k2, YO, k5, YO* rep total of 3 times, ssk, YO, ssk, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k5, ssk, YO, k8;

Row 15: 4/4RC, YO, k2tog, k1, k2tog, YO, k9, YO *ssk, YO, ssk, YO, k2, sk2p, k2, YO, k7, YO* rep total of 3 times, ssk, YO, ssk, YO, sk2p, YO, k6, ssk, YO, 4/4LC;

Row 16: purl;

delicate summer shawl for summer wedding accessory

 

Repeat lace patternย  in total of 27 times.

Knit 10 rows and cast off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chart for lace (download bigger chart from here):

lace shawl pattern

Abbreviations for lace chart:

chart symbols for lace shawl pattern

If you’re finished knitting then hide yarn ends and block.

how to knit lace scarf

I’m hesitant though – I feel that the knitted edge of the shawl is…. I’d say… boring. And plain. Just blah.

What do you think? I thought that maybe I should put some flowers for border? Or is it exaggerating with pattern?

By the way, if you have finished knitting your shawl then check out the gift box tutorial too. Or maybe you’re ready to start new shawl? “Shawl of Solitaire” for you?

 

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22 thoughts on “Pattern for Mother’s Day lace shawl

  • 21. April 2015 at 19:52
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    This is really beautiful and i cant wait to get started on it.

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    • 21. April 2015 at 20:01
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      Thank you! I hope you’ll show me when you’re finished.

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  • 22. April 2015 at 17:59
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    Gorgeous Shawl,My daughter will love it! Thank you for sharing it!

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    • 22. April 2015 at 18:02
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      Thank you!

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  • 23. April 2015 at 16:10
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    Hi, I’ve cast this one on and I am wondering why it says for the purl rows “Wrong side rows are all purl rosw (except those first 3 and last 3 stitches)”.

    Reading further down the pattern, the 8 border stitches are crossed into the cable, so why do we have 3 knit at each end?

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    • 23. April 2015 at 16:34
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      Oh my… I had typing error in it. Thank you very much Kerry, to bringing it up. I am so sorry and this error is fixed now. Thank you again.

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  • 5. May 2015 at 20:39
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    Thank you for this gorgeous pattern; you are really so clever. I love it so much that I printed it right away and chose to take it to an annual knitting fair that I attend. I always take just one pattern with me to choose something absolutely decadent at the show. Well, I did that and now have a question for you.
    I notice that the shawl and the cable edging (which I love) are two separate patterns. Are they meant to be knitted together, i.e. at the same time, just adding the appropriate number of stitches to the 99 for the shawl? I would greatly appreciate your advice.

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    • 5. May 2015 at 21:19
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      Thank you for your kind words. About the pattern – cable for shawl is in those 99 stitches (you’ll make the cable twists on rows 7 & 15). The cable edging pattern is separate pattern (if you meant my different posts – one for cable twist edging and other for lace shawl) and this lace shawl grew out of it. I hope it sounds logical. If not, let me know and I’ll try to explain more.

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      • 5. May 2015 at 22:34
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        Oh, thank you so much. I think I’ve got it.
        I think you’re saying that this shawl pattern (that I will be following) contains everything I need in 99 stitches to complete the shawl, including the cabled border, as shown. Right?
        The cable twist edging is also provided in a separate pattern.
        L

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        • 6. May 2015 at 07:45
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          Yes, I wanted to say just that ๐Ÿ™‚

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          • 6. May 2015 at 16:34
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            Thank you!

  • 17. May 2015 at 15:18
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    Hi, Thank you so much for posting such a beautiful pattern. I can’t wait to get started! At the start of the pattern when you say “First stitch is slip stitch to get a loopy pattern”, does that mean I should slip the first stitch at the start of every row?

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    • 17. May 2015 at 16:37
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      First of all, thank you! And you’ve got it right – You start every row with the slip stitch.

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      • 17. May 2015 at 18:13
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        I’m on my way with the pattern too, and it is working out beautifully now that I have practiced my “nupps”. I have been slipping the 1st stitch every row, including the purl rows.

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        • 17. May 2015 at 18:19
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          I’m glad – “nupps” really require practice. I’m so happy that I haven’t scared people away with this pattern ๐Ÿ™‚

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          • 17. May 2015 at 19:29
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            Yes, me too, because it is a truly gorgeous design. I’m on my 2nd repeat of the pattern now and so pleased I persevered, practicing my tension for the “nupps”.

  • 15. June 2015 at 12:11
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    Ahhhh, the fragrance! Yes … loverly! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • 15. April 2016 at 01:20
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    Hi PatternDuchess,
    I have completed my version of your Mother’s Day shawl, but I don’t know how/where to post a photo of it, thanking you. It was my 1st lace project. I don’t see you on Ravelry, and on Facebook, I can’t see a way to post.

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  • 25. March 2017 at 01:16
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    Hi. I recently purchased a whole cone of natural, organic, off white ( a lovely creamy color, with literally thousands of yards yarn. I This yarn is just slightly smaller than a fingering weight….about a lace weight, I would say. Will it work for making this shawl?

    Thanks for your help and opinion.
    Sftflannelnjeans
    ( Marie T )

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    • 25. March 2017 at 16:01
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      Yes, Marie, I think so. ๐Ÿ™‚

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