Evelyn Clark

Free Pattern

Swallowtail Lace Shawl #

A border of lily of the valley adds an interesting counterpoint to the tiny budding lace patern at the top of this small shawl. It ends with a scalloped edging, and the lace throughout has an Estonian influence.

This shawl looks great in both solid and semi-solid color lace, fingering, and Shetland/sport/DK weight yarns

This design originally appeared in the Fall 2006 issue of Interweave Knits.

Pattern includes both written instructions and charts.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sample Yarn: 50 g (437 yds/ 400 m) Misti Alpaca Lace, 100% baby alpaca, lace weight (23 wpi) yarn, Color 7120

Yarn Weight Yarn Amount Needle Size 4" (10cm)

Garter St Gauge

Blocked Size

18+ wpi

437 yds (400 m) US 4 (3.5 mm) 22 sts 25 x 50"

63.5 x 127 cm


16–17 wpi

516 yds (471 m) US 6 (4 mm) 18 sts 27 x 54"

68.5 x 137 cm


13–15 wpi

612 yds (559 m) US 8 (5 mm) 14 sts 32 x 64"

81 x 162 cm

PDF pattern can be read with Acrobat Reader and printed on letter-size paper.

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