Shale Beach Lace Triangle Shawl

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Shale Beach Lace Triangle Shawl Pattern


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Knitting: Shale Beach Lace Triangle Shawl
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on, basic knit and purl stitches
  • Knit increases and decreases
  • Picking up stitches

Pattern Description:

The Shale Beach Shawl features an elegantly simple allover chevron design, making it the perfect canvas for highlighting many of the beautiful tonal and hand-dyed yarns currently on the market.
Additionally, the repetitive, allover lace pattern makes this shawl a wonderful pattern for beginning lace knitters. The pattern is fully charted, however, a few beginning rows are written out to aid novice chart readers in following along.
This shawl is knit from the top down with two triangles separated by a narrow center panel. Nearly invisible increases are worked along the sides of this center panel, eliminating the ladder of yarn over increases seen down the center of many triangle shawl designs.
The shawl may be worked in either lace weight yarn as is the photographed sample (held double-stranded) or in fingering weight yarn. The Shale Beach Shawl looks equally well dressed up or down and, while seemingly delicate and lightweight, will keep the chill from your shoulders on a cool evening.


17 stitches/32 rows to 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) in pattern stitch, blocked.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished, blocked shawl measures approximately 60" (152 cm) wide along top edge and 27" (69 cm) long at center.


  • Allow approx 1,320 yds (1,206 m) of lace weight yarn (knit with two strands held together) or 660 yds (603 m) of fingering weight yarn (knit with a single strand). Sample knit using 3 1.75 oz/50 gr (440 yds/402 m) skeins of Knit Picks Shimmer Hand Dyed Lace Yarn (70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Silk) in Blue Glass.
  • US 6 (4 mm) 24" (61 cm) circular Or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry/blunt yarn needle
  • Stitch Markers (2)
  • T-pins
  • Blocking wires

Suggested yarn:

1135 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Shimmer Hand Dyed Lace Yarn


Blue Glass

About Designer

About Designer

Melissa Burke on

Growing up on a rural Southern Tier dairy farm, my family knew the value of handmade. My mother taught me to knit at an early age, and although I didn't see the value in it then, the enjoyment I received from creating something with my own hands has never left me.

My knitting patterns reflect my traditional, rural upbringing paired with a sense of taste that is becoming more and more liberated ...

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