Spirit of the Lake shawl

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Spirit of the Lake shawl Pattern


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Knitting: Spirit of the Lake shawl
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic knowledge of knitting lace
  • knitting from a chart
  • knitted-on edging

Pattern Description:

The Spirit of the Lake shawl was inspired by Henry David Thoreau's poem, "Mist." The shawl's construction is simple: it begins at the tip and is knitted to the upper edge. Increases occur on each end of every right side row so that the stitch pattern flows organically from tip to top without interruption. Because the shawl is worked bottom to top, its length is easily adjusted. A knitted-on edging adds complexity, but the shawl looks lovely without it--just make sure you block it carefully for even edges. The instructions are charted, with supplementary explanations and designer tips included.


19 sts and 23 rows = 4" in St st
(before blocking)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 54" wide x 27" long (at center back, before edging)
  • 60" wide x 31" long (at center back, including edging)


  • 390 yds Universal Yarn Swiss Mohair (lace weight yarn)
  • Size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles

About Designer

About Designer

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I'm afraid I developed an obsession with knitting and crocheting Barbie tube tops when I was little. Fortunately, I outgrew the tube tops (in more ways than one) and I've since expanded my horizons include more substantial designs. I have a penchant for stitch patterns that look good on both sides and use them in my designs whenever I can. I love lace, cables and fair isle, but not all at once. ...

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