May Flowers Shawl

from Windswept Designs

May Flowers Shawl Pattern


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Knitting: May Flowers Shawl
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Yarn overs
  • increases

Pattern Description:

A lovely floral shawl featuring 4 different floral patterns - 4-petal, 6-petal, 8-petal and 12-petal with a ruffled edging.

This pattern features multiple yarn overs in a row to achieve the larger floral patterns. When working the next WS row after the yarn overs purl every stitch except the 2nd yarn over -knit this stitch instead. These are noted in the instructions. All rows, RS and WS, are listed in this pattern to make remembering these knit stitches easier. Pattern is knitted on circular needles to accommodate the large number of stitches.

Pattern is knit on circular needles to accommodate the large number of stitches.

Gauge is not critical. Any DK yarn will likely work fine. For reference, this pattern is shown in Classic Elite Firefly which achieves 6 sts per inch on US size 5 3.75 mm needles. I highly recommend Classic Elite Firefly for the slight sheen it gives the pattern. It drapes beautifully and really makes for a great shawl.


24 stitches = 4 inches


  • 620 yards [567 m] Classic Elite Firefly
  • US 5 [3.75mm] circular needles

Suggested yarn:

620 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Classic Elite Firefly

About Designer

About Designer

Monique L on

About Monique

Monique finally learned to knit in the summer of 2010 when she signed up for a class. Her grandmother had tried to teach her (no luck) and her college roommates had tried to teach her (also no luck). Paying for a class seemed to finally make something click because by the end of the summer the teacher was showing her advanced techniques and within 2 years she was designing her ...

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