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Père Lachaise Shawl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Père Lachaise Shawl
Père Lachaise Shawl
Père Lachaise Shawl
Père Lachaise Shawl
Père Lachaise Shawl
Père Lachaise Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • increase
  • decrease

Pattern Description:

This triangular shawl was inspired by gates in the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris. It is both a charted and written lace design, with lace knitting on every other row. It can be knit in any weight of yarn.

The shawl is knit from the top centre out, beginning with a tab cast on. There are 3 different sizes small (128 rows), medium (160 rows) and large (192 rows).

Yardage & size estimates are done based on the following weights of yarn:
Light Lace weight: ~1100yd/1006m in 100g
Lace weight: ~800yd/731m in 100g
Fingering weight: ~430yd/393m in 100g
Sport weight: ~270yd/247m in 100g


appropriate for your yarn so that lace pattern is visible when blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximate size (width x depth): small (medium, large)
  • Light lace weight: 44"x19" (55"x24", 66"x29")
  • Lace weight: 51"x21" (64"x26.5", 77"x32")
  • Fingering weight: 58"x22" (72.5"x27.5", 87"x33")
  • Sport weight: 62.5"x29" (78"x36", 89"x41")


  • Yardage: small (medium, large), depending on weight: 325yd - 1125yd
  • Light lace weight: 325yd (505yd, 725yd)
  • Lace weight: 350yd (525yd, 750yd)
  • Fingering weight: 430yd (675yd, 975yd)
  • Sport weight: 500yd (780yd, 1125yd)
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I'm a lifelong crafter, but settled on knitting in university when I wanted sweaters but couldn't afford to buy them. My first knitting love was lace. I'm sure I'll keep returning to lace, but there ...

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