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Knitting and crocheting are an addiction. I love the moment of creation!
I have tried a lot of crafts, but these have stayed with me for most of my life. My first project was a dress for my doll at ...

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from Silver LIning Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Windcatcher

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • yarn over, single and double decrease
  • provisional cast on is explained in pattern

Pattern Description:

Breezy and light, elegant and super feminine! This shawl has a beautiful drape.

This is a charted pattern. It has been voted suitable for beginner lace knitters for following reasons:

*easy to read lace in both - body and border patterns
*easy to memorize the pattern
*has no complex stitches
*easy to pick up and knit without getting lost in the pattern.

However, I would not suggest it as a very first lace project for a beginner knitter, since it might turn tricky to fix any mistakes, if such are made.

I would suggest yarns that drape well - alpaca, merino, cashmere, kid mohair, silk... Tonal sock yarn also looks really nice, but too much of a variegation will not work as well, with this pattern. If you are a tight knitter, you might want to consider going a size up when choosing needles.

You can add beads throughout the body part of the shawl at each double decrease, which creates an absolutely fascinating look.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 5 sizes, easily adjustable


  • 340 - 600 yards of fingering or lace weight yarn
  • 3-4 mm needles (US 3-6)

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 stitch markers to mark center stitch
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends