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Despite telling my mom years ago that I would never become a knitter, I took up a pair of needles in 2009 and haven’t put them down since! Knitting is an outlet for my creative energy and my desire ...

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Lacamas Shawlette

from Chelsea Anne Design
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lacamas Shawlette
Lacamas Shawlette
Lacamas Shawlette
Lacamas Shawlette
Lacamas Shawlette
Lacamas Shawlette

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • basic lace stitches
  • short rows

Pattern Description:

Lacamas is a crescent-shaped shawlette with a rippling lace edging. The edging is knit first, then the shawlette is shaped with simple stockinette short rows which do not require a "wrap-and-turn". Lacamas is then finished off with an easy, sewn bind-off technique that ensures the bind-off edge is nice and loose. Whether your preference is solid or variegated colors, this shawlette is the perfect quick knit for showing off your favorite fingering weight yarn!

The name for this pattern comes from the Native American word, "lacamas", which means rushing, rippling water. A fitting description of the beautiful lace edging of this shawlette!

Finished Measurements (blocked):
Width at widest point: 15"
Length from tip to tip: 40"

Pattern includes helpful photos and written and charted instructions including notes for all the stitches involved.


6 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • one size fits all


  • Size 4 circular needles with a cable no shorter than 30", or needle size necessary to obtain gauge.
  • tapestry needle
  • blocking supplies

Suggested yarn:

357 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Pick's Hawthorne