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I'm a textile designer and fiber artist that loves to weave, knit, spin, quilt and more. I have left the corporate world of textile design to live a dyer's life. I've gone Indie and I love it. Dyeing ...

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Lovely Day Shawl

from DeAnna Rigter Designs/Saffron Dyeworks
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lovely Day Shawl
Lovely Day Shawl
Lovely Day Shawl
Lovely Day Shawl
Lovely Day Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • increase
  • basic lace
  • cast on
  • bind off

Pattern Description:

About the Pattern
I love knitting garter stitch in our Enya base but I'm always looking for new and interesting ways to use garter stitch. That was the beginning idea behind this shawl. How to incorporate lace with the garter stitch for a fun and interesting knit. This is the first in a series of shawls that I'm developing that use garter stitch with lace. This is a simple triangular shawl worked from the top down with increase rows on all right side rows. The alternating sections of garter stitch and lace
give you many options for working this shawl in two or more colors for some fun striped effects. The pattern is named after the colorway which is from a Bill Withers song that I adore. For me a Lovely Day is getting a chance to knit with my hand dyed yarns. I hope you enjoy knitting it as much as I did and you too have a Lovely Day.


Gauge: 28 sts x 44 rows = 4 inches in stockinette unblocked. Note, gauge is given in stockinette because blocked lace can stretch several inches. Gauge isn1/4t hugely important with a project like this but may affect the finished size and /or yardage requirements.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small 44 " W x 19.5" L pattern also provides sizing for Med, Large, Xtra large


  • 1 skein fingering wt. yarn 440 yards
  • US 3 (3.25mm) Circular Knitting Needle
  • T pins for blocking
  • Tapestry Needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Beads 6/0 (optional)
  • Crochet Hook for beading (Optional)
  • Stitch Markers (Optional)
  • Blocking Wires (Optional)

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