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Candy Stripe Shawl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Candy Stripe Shawl
Candy Stripe Shawl Candy Stripe Shawl - Size S
Candy Stripe Shawl Candy Stripe Shawl - Size L
Candy Stripe Shawl Candy Stripe Shawl - flat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • knit and purl through the back loop
  • do yarn overs
  • knit and purl 2 stitches together in various ways
  • slip stitches

Pattern Description:

This pattern is designed to bring fun into your knitting. The Candy Stripe Shawl is knitted bottom-up, so you start with the lace border and work your way up from there while the rows are getting shorter and the knitting gets done faster and faster.

I named this shawl for the i-cord-edging at the top which looks just like a striped candy cane. This edge isn't only very decorative, it also keeps the shawl from rolling in and hides the unused yarn you have to carry on when knitting stripes.

There are photo-tutorials for the unusual wraps in the lace and grafting together the last stitches for a neat finished. So the pattern is suitable for intermediate knitters. The lace instructions are written as well as charted.

The pattern comes in two sizes: a neck-kerchief (S) and a full sized shawl.


18 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10cm/ 4 x 4" in stockinette stitch before blocking.

Getting gauge is not crucial but will affect the size of the finished shawl and the yardage needed.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • S(L) - approx. 125cm x 40cm / 50" x 16" (175cm x 55cm / 69" x 21.5")


  • Needles: 4mm and 5mm (US sizes 6 & 8) circular needles at least 60cm long, small needle or safety pin for wrapping.
  • Yarn: Lace weight to fingering weight yarn. Size S shown in Isager Tvinni (100% merino, 255m/280yds per 50g skein) in colour 13 (beige/colour A) and colour 21 (brick red/colour B). Uses approx. 155m/170yds of colour A and 77m/85yds of co- lour B. Size L shown in Rellana Lace (53% wool, 47% acrylic, 400m/437yds per 50g ball) in green-colori/colour A and Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace (100% merino, 390m/426yds per 50g ball) in sage/colour B. Uses approx. 305m/333yds of colour A and 150m/ 162yds of colour B.

You Will Also Need:

  • Notions: 11 (17) stitch markers, pins for blocking, tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Suggested yarn:

500 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

S - Isager/Tvinni (Fingering); L - Debbie Bliss/Rialto Lace


beige/brick red; green to purple gradient/sage green
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I learned knitting, crochet and sewing from my mum when I was young. I kept on going from there and soon invented my own projects. From making up my own patterns to writing them down and grading them ...

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