Lotus Shawl

from Abigail Bailey

Lotus Shawl Pattern


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Knitting: Lotus Shawl
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Pattern Description:

Beginning with a simple lace pattern, and taking inspiration from Japanese temple architecture, Lotus is a richly textured half-octagon shawl that will stay comfortably on your shoulders. The shawl, knitted top-down, features sweeping lace 'petals', reverse stockinette panels and nupps which give textural interest, and a knit-as-you-go lace border along the whole neck edge.

Difficulty: Intermediate - you will need to know how to make nupps/bobbles, multiple increases, and a tab cast-on (including provisional cast-on and picking up stitches). The shawl has a crocheted bind-off (although alternate instructions for a knitted bind-off are given).

Materials: 600-700m of Alpacaware Super Fine (or other fingering-weight yarn).
US size 6 straight or circular needles
Crochet hook
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Blocking wires and pins


28 sts/30 rows per 10cm in stockinette gives a blocked shawl of approx 200cm tip-to-tip. A larger or smaller shawl can be made by adjusting gauge.

Suggested yarn:

700 meters of Fingering weight

About Designer

About Designer

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by Abigail Bailey
Ichinomiya, Japan
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I'm Abigail, a craft addict and teacher living in Aichi, Japan. I originally come from Yorkshire in the UK, but I moved here over 7 years ago and never looked back.

I've been making things since I was tiny - I remember sitting on the grass at infant school making 'fairy shoes' from leaves and bits of grass. I've been knitting and sewing since I was 7 - which means I've been a knitter for ...

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