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I'm an American expat living in the UK. I have been published in several magazines including KNIT, Knit Now, and Knitcircus. I love playing with knit fabric, and my designs focus on seamless ...

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Dogwood Shawlette

from Joy Gerhardt Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Dogwood Shawlette
Dogwood Shawlette
Dogwood Shawlette
Dogwood Shawlette
Dogwood Shawlette

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Increases
  • Decreases
  • Lace knitting from Written Instructions or Chart

Pattern Description:

Knit with lace weight yarn doubled (700 yds) or fingering weight yarn (350 yds).

The lace border on this shawl reminds me of the broad petals of dogwood blossoms, which grow on my favourite tree. Flowering dogwoods are a sure sign that spring has arrived in the midwestern US, where I grew up. Until the last chills of winter pass away, wrap yourself in this simple
but lovely shawl which shows off the hand-dyed yarn wonderfully and adds a little colour to your wardrobe.
It knits up quickly with doubled laceweight yarn on larger-than-usual needles. You could also use a single
strand of 4 ply yarn.


24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stocking Stitch (gauge not critical)


  • US6 (4mm) needles
  • 100g of Fingering or Laceweight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
  • Blocking pins and/or wires

Suggested yarn:

350 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Skein Queen Delectable (knit doubled)

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