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Buddleia Shawl

from Littletheorem Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Buddleia Shawl
Buddleia Shawl
Buddleia Shawl
Buddleia Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • provisional crochet cast on
  • basic lace stitches (e,g. yo, ssk, k2tog)

Pattern Description:

A gorgeous lace shawl inspired by trees in blossom. The design is based on a traditional Estonian leaf lace pattern with the addition of a floral motif.


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

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Dimensions: makes a triangle 58" across and 29" high after blocking.


  • Yarn: Madelintosh Prairie in sugarplum or other laceweight yarn. One skein = 840 yards / 768m.
  • One 40" 4mm / US 6 circular needle.

You Will Also Need:

  • Two stitch markers, crochet hook and yarn in a contrasting colour for provisional cast on, pins and a large towel for blocking.

Suggested yarn:

840 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelintosh Prairie