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Hi! I'm Sarah Wilson, also known as the Sexy Knitter. I started crafting at a very young age and have tried a little bit of almost everything - sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, ...

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Mashrabiya Vest & Shawl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Mashrabiya Vest & Shawl
Mashrabiya Vest & Shawl
Mashrabiya Vest & Shawl
Mashrabiya Vest & Shawl
Mashrabiya Vest & Shawl
Mashrabiya Vest & Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • knit
  • purl
  • make a yarn over
  • basic decreasing
  • cast on in the middle of a row
  • bind off

Pattern Description:

This lacy shawl brings to mind the intricate, decorative lattice windows of Asia. Worked from the bottom up in one wide piece, it knits up quickly on large needles and yields a shocking amount of delicate fabric from only 2 skeins of fingering weight yarn. The addition of the optional armholes opens up a wide variety of styling options; wear it open, pinned or tied shut, ends thrown over your shoulders, or even as a wrap blouse!


11 sts/13 rows = 4 inches in stockinette, measured over a swatch which has been blocked; each repeat of the lace pattern measures 1.5" wide x 2" tall when blocked.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Width: 80 inches
  • Length: 18 inches


  • Wandering Wool High Peaks Sock (80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 435 yds per 100g skein); 2 skeins Vintage Bluebird
  • US 10.5/6.5 mm 60-inch circular needle
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Suggested yarn:

870 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Wandering Wool High Peaks Sock