Lace shawls for everyone!
Knitting lace is a leap of faith! If you haven’t tried it before, you won’t believe how a row of yarn overs, K2togs and PSSOs can produce such delicate and beautiful results! Whether you’re new to lace knitting or in need of a lace challenge, we’ve chosen three stunning lace shawls for you to knit in Special Merino Lace yarn!
Special Merino Lace is a stunning limited edition yarn in 18 fabulous shades! 100% merino wool, it is gorgeously soft and warm to wear! Spun in Italy and hand dyed in Chile, the variegated shade palette is absolutely beautiful and we can think of no better way to show it off than to knit a shawl! There are 18 shades to choose from – we love 04, 08, 16 and 02! This fabulous yarn is now 50% off in our January sale, be quick and snap it up while stocks last!
Perfect for chilly days, these stunning shawls are also ideal to throw over light summer dresses, evening wear and bare shoulders – a beautiful and practical accessory for all seasons! Lace is all about patterns and repeats – so don’t forget stitch markers! For the perfectly finished shawl, make sure you follow Elizabeth Bagwell’s handy guide to blocking.
1. Sweet Summer Shawl – for knitters new to lace
From independent designer Michelle Krause, this beautiful shawl has a garter stitch body with lace edging, and is a perfect first lace project! Worked in one piece, it is completely reversible and is perfect to keep you extra warm or to shield you from strong sun! If you’re new to lace, you might like Elizabeth Bagwell’s Knit your first lace blog post to introduce you to new terminology! You’ll need 4mm needles for this project.
2. Sentinel – for intermediate lace knitters
A stunning shawl full of diamonds, curves and picots – including the much fabled double yarn-overs! This beautiful shawl is designed by independent designer Mary-Anne Mace, and the lace stitches are on the right side rows only, so this shawl will be a fun but quick knit for lace lovers! Needles required: 3.75mm circular (100cm) needles and 4mm needle (or DPNs) for cast off.
3. Siren Song – a challenge for lace lovers!
The Siren Song lace shawl is our advanced project choice. By designer Louise Zass-Bangham, this stunning shawl shows off elegant Art Deco waves, is a slight parallelogram in shape, finished with elegant points. Block with either straight edges or use the gentle scallops along the bigger waves. There are three sizes to choose from in the pattern – a one-skein scarf to a generous shawl. Lace is worked on the right and wrong side rows, a good challenge for an advanced knitter. Needles required: 4mm circular (100cm).
Last updated: January 26th, 2015.