Free Patterns araucania botany lace free shawl knitting pattern download

Published on January 6th, 2015 | by Angie


Free Araucania Botany Lace shawl pattern

Shawls, wraps, and lace scarves are accessories that you can keep wearing throughout the year, to warm you up on chilly evenings or adorn an outfit to dress it up. With this LoveKnitting exclusive lace, you can’t go wrong! 

LoveKnitting Special Merino Lace

This is an exclusive yarn, here for a limited time only; stock up on it while you can! This luxurious 100% wool yarn comes in 18 vibrant, stunning, hand dyed shades, perfect for any lace project! We really love shades 11, 07, and 04, as seen here – click on the image below to view all available shades!

You will need four hanks of LoveKnitting Special Merino Lace to make the shawl pattern. Shop now.

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Araucania lace shawl pattern

This elegant shawl, knitted up with a subtle and classic ruffle edging, is perfect for dressing up an outfit or just for keeping snug and warm on chilly nights.

araucania botany lace free shawl knitting pattern download

How to download the patterns: Click on the image above to download the free pattern. You’ll need an account to download this pattern; if you’ve already shopped with us, then you will already have an account and can simply sign in. Learn more here.


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Last updated: January 7th, 2015.

30 Responses to Free Araucania Botany Lace shawl pattern

  1. Erika says:

    This is a beautiful shawl and a lovely design.

    However, the pattern says it takes 400g (!!) of laceweight yarn – this is way too much for a small wrap, surely?

    • Faith says:

      Hi Erika,

      Thank you, we think it’s just beautiful!

      The amount of yarn needed is correct – this an intrinsic lace pattern, with a lot of yarn being used up in the fill edge.

      All the best,

      & the LoveKnitting team

  2. Maritza Pérez says:

    Me encanta.

  3. SHARON COHEN says:

    Does this pattern need 400 grams or 400 metres or yarn? It does seem rather a lot, although the frill probably uses a lot of yarn. Please clarify, as I would love to make this and the yarn is gorgeous.

    • Faith says:

      Hi Sharon,

      Yes the shawl does indeed take a lot of yarn – 400g is correct. The shawl actually falls lower on the back than you would expect.

      Happy Knitting!

      Faith & the LoveKnitting team

  4. Dawn says:

    I would love to make this shawl but I’m not sure how much yarn to buy. I’m not good with grams or meters. Could you help me with this please? Thank you

  5. hilary syrett says:

    That’s only 4 balls!

  6. I have never knitted a shawl is this pattern difficult. I like knitting with fine wool Many thanks. Jen x

  7. Mary Lou Emmel says:

    This is a lovely pattern and I’m going to try it in DK weight yarn. I have advanced degenerative arthritis and must use a size 7 needle or higher, but I will not give up my knitting.

    However, I have one question for you: what does “yfwd” mean? Yarn forward or Yarn in Front, then ???

    Thank you for taking the time to answer my question.

  8. Janine says:

    Hi! I have a few questions, but I’ll pre-face this by saying that I’m relatively new to knitting from patterns, so the abbreviations are throwing me a bit, like “psso”, and how do you make a new stitch in the middle?
    ….should I start with something simpler?

    • clare says:

      When it says increase instead of fully completing the stitch keep the yarn on the left needle and knit or pearl into the stitch for a second time this will increase the stitch count by the one required.

      • janine says:

        Thanks 🙂
        Do you know how many stitches you start with for this pattern?

        • sue says:

          Just one stitch, then you work a double increase in it.

          I have a question myself – is it top down or bottom up? Looks like it could go either way…

    • judith turner says:

      This pattern seems very suitable for adequate knitters but you MUST know your basic abbreviations – psso – pass the slipped stitch over is a way of decreasing a stitch and a way of increasing a stitch is picking up the loop between two stitches and knitting into it – i have 50 years experience so nothing much new to worry me – dont be afraid to ask it’s the only way to learn!!

  9. barb says:

    love your shawl pattern…-perfect color…I always buy yarn for patterns only by the yardage, not grams. My calculations of special merino lace is 1792 yards. That seems like a lot of yarn.

    Thanks for your answer…barb

  10. Ruth says:

    I have used aracaunia for socks. It is somewhat thicker than a laceweight but my socks looked lovely.
    I have some fine yarn filigree in a plain purple – have had it in my stash for sometime so am going to try it. I assume with a little work I could make it larger – I am a larger lady so am hoping for the best


  11. Pat says:

    Could you post a full picture of the back of the model wearing the shawl – or the picture of the whole shawl spread flat – so that we can see what it looks like?


  12. Vera Tannenbaum says:

    I love the Shawl, and I especially love the color of the yarn which was used to knit it. Would you be able to identify just what it is. I also am having difficulty in downloading the pattern. Would you please help me to do that? Thank you kindly, Vera

  13. Sonia Gedge says:

    Beautiful shawl.

    I have trouble understanding the following instructions:
    Work 290 rows m1 st at each end as
    before in next and every foll alt row
    working extra sts into patt .

    What pattern do I follow for the 290 rows? Do I just repeat row 1-10, 29 times? Could you please clarify? I’m also pretty new at more complicated patterns. Thank you!

    • Faith says:

      Hello Sonia

      Please contact where our lovely Smiles team of expert knitters will be able to help you with this pattern.

      All the best,


    • judith turner says:

      Yes – repeat the instructions for rows 1-10 x 29! bit monotonous and increase i stitch as instructed at each end of alternate rows by picking up the loop between stitches (m1) I prefer the term inc.1 (being Australian)

  14. Susan Neale says:

    I am having the same problem as Sonia Gedge. Have undone three times so far, and the yarn only arrived today. I realise I have extra stitches to take into the pattern but a little more info would be appreciated

  15. Sandra says:

    Thought I was being daft having same trouble as the above knitters

  16. judith mary turner says:

    Dont think I will attempt this if others are having probs! Per has a simple picot edge would save some yarn? Some of us can’t afford to spend a lot of money on projects we might never finish!

    • judith turner says:

      After reading the pattern have changed my mind – this sounds suitable for a beginner tho maybe a bit monotonous? and as i said in my previous post mayby a nice wide picot edge would save some yarn?

  17. peg savidge says:

    I am a plus size woman….is it possible to make this larger?

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