Simple Laceweight Shawl
A laceweight shawl in beautiful Fyberspates Gleem yarn.
Fyberspates Gleem is a blend of 55% Blue Faced Leicester wool and 45% Silk. It comes in gorgeous hand dyed semi-solid shades.
The shawl is a large elongated semi circle with a deep eyelet border.
The laceweight yarn creates a lightweight fabric and the shawl shape is versatile to wear.
This is a good next steps project for those looking to tackle a larger laceweight project.
You do need a circular needle to hold all your stitches... but you could start with a straight needle before knitting them onto a 80cm (or longer) circular.
You are increasing rapidly by adding 6 stitches over 2 rows. This is achieved with (Knit, YO, Knit) into one stitch. This is abbreviated as KYOK. You can see a demo of this stitch here.
You will also be making a yarn over before a purl stitch which can catch people out! This video by Very Pink Knits shows you how to make a yarn over (YO) when knitting and purling.
It's also important to do a stretchy cast off so that the edge doesn't pull in. You can see a selection of stretchy cast offs on Ysolda's blog and a video demo of Jeni's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off (which I used for the shop shawl).
Simple Laceweight Shawl, knitting pattern available for download here.
Measures - approx 200cm long, 50cm at deepest
Yarn - Fyberspates Gleem x 1 hank we used Blue Lagoon shade 708.
You could also use Rowan Fine Lace x 2 balls (1 ball would be a good size too, just work less of the border, so you don’t run out).
Needle - circular 3.5mm x 80cm (At least). Click for our circular needle range.
Techniques - cast on; work flat - back and forth; knit; purl; increase - knit, yarn over, knit into same stitch; yarn overs; knit 2 together (k2tog); cast off loosely.
If you like this elongated style shawl, check out our Alpaca Scarf and Simple Shawl for a similar look but in a thicker yarn.
And if you're looking for a more complex lace project check our Glenallen in our Gallery.