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Mia Rinde on craftsy.com
Solna, Sweden

I'm totally addicted to knitting lace shawls and have now gone from altering existing designs to actually creating my own.

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Snow Crystal

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Snow Crystal
Snow Crystal
Snow Crystal
Snow Crystal
Snow Crystal

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should already know how to knit, purl and read a chart!

Pattern Description:

Falling gently from the sky, snow crystals are formed by perfectly arranged water molecules. Knitted slowly with your own hands, Snow Crystal shawls are formed by perfectly arranged stitches. Both processes reward us with unique and beautiful creations.

Snow Crystal is a shawl with increases incorporated in the lace motifs. Instructions for adding beads are included to give your shawl a little extra sparkle.

Blue-white shawl used 2 skeins Kauni Wool 8/2 Effektgarn 100% Wool 660yd/604m per 150g on 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.
Blocked size (A x B): 152 x 66 cm (60 x 26 inches). Gauge: 17 stitches = 10 cm in stockinette.

Light blue shawl used 2 skeins Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Robin(tm)s Egg 100% Merino, 420yd/384m per 50g on 3.5 mm (US 4) needles.
Blocked size (A x B): 110 x 58 cm (43 x 23 inches). Gauge: 19 stitches = 10 cm in stockinette.


19 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette


  • cable needle
  • Beads are optional
  • Yarn requirements: 500-800 meters of yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Crochet hook for adding beads
  • Scrap yarn for provisional cast-on

Suggested yarn:

550 yards of Fingering weight