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Littletheorem is a freelance knitting pattern designer with a passion for simple, beautiful and wearable knits in luxurious yarns. She loves creating simple wardrobe staples with a twist as well as ...

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Asphodel Shawl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Asphodel Shawl
Asphodel Shawl
Asphodel Shawl
Asphodel Shawl
Asphodel Shawl
Asphodel Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Crochet a chain
  • Know basic lace stitches, e.g. k2tog and yo.
  • Knit and purl

Pattern Description:

A stunning lace shawl with a geometric design. There are three distinct bands of lace in the shawl, working from larger to smaller diamonds with a lace edge. The shawl is constructed as a traditional triangular shawl, with the lace patterns to the right and left sides of the spine mirror images of each other.


21 sts = 4" with 4mm / US 6 needles after blocking. Exact gauge isn't crucial though.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Makes a triangle 58" across and 29" high after blocking.


  • Yarn: Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace or other laceweight yarn. Two skeins = 840 yards / 768m.
  • Needles: One 40"/100cm 4mm / US 6 circular needle.

You Will Also Need:

  • Two stitch markers, crochet hook and yarn in a contrasting colour for provisional cast on, 4.5mm/US7 needle for bind-off, pins and a large towel for blocking.

Suggested yarn:

840 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace