Fluted Lace Shawl Knitting Pattern
This Shetland-style garter-stitch shawl explores a traditional lace pattern in a heavier, softer yarn than usual. The result is fun to knit, unfussy, and warm.
When Carolyn Wyborny saw “Knitted Lace, Fluted Design with Eyelets” from the September 1931 issue of Needlecraft Magazine, she knew it would be the perfect candidate for this venture into a DK-weight shawl. This edging is particularly interesting because it incorporates short rows in addition to alternating stockinette and reverse-stockinette sections to produce a more ruffled appearance than the edgings she finds in her Weldon’s Practical Needlework wanderings.
- Lisa Souza Dyeworks Polwarth Silk, 85% polwarth wool/15% tussah silk, DK weight, 400 yard (366 m)/4.8 oz (136 gram) skein, 2 skeins of Blue Steel
- Needles, size 7 (4.5 mm) and 9 (5.5 mm) circ 32 inches (80 cm) or longer to accommodate the number of sts
- Spare circ 32 inches (80 cm) in same size or smaller than main needle (if not using interchangeable needles)
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle
Finished size: 58 inches (147.3 cm) wide and 25 inches (63.5 cm) high in center, after blocking
Gauge: 18 sts and 38 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in garter st using smaller needle, after blocking. Achieving the exact gauge is not critical for this project, but a different gauge will affect the drape and finished size.
Originally published: PieceWork Summer 2020
About the Creator
Carolyn Wyborny’s family was traditional, in that all the women did needlework, and she’s been crocheting, knitting, and tatting since she was very young. Carolyn works as a software engineer for a large high-tech company but spends most of her free time knitting and coding up knit and crochet designs. She lives west of Portland, Oregon, with her husband, children, and several pets.