Evelyn Clark

Price: $7.95

Old Shale Lace Shawl #R902

This reversible triangular garter stitch lace design was inspired by a small shawl from the 1950's. Knit from the top down, it begins with garter stitch and ends with Old Shale lace, a traditional Shetland pattern, that is cast off with crocheted chains. An option also is included to knit the entire shawl in Old Shale.

The lace repeats over 36 rows, so both versions can be customized and look great in a variety of lace, fingering, and Shetland/sport/DK weight yarns.

This is a modified version of a design that originally appeared in the January/February 2005 issue of PieceWork Magazine published by Interweave Press.

Pattern includes both written instructions and charts.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sample Shawl: 88g (500 yds/457m) Jaggerspun Heather (2/8), fingering weight yarn (16 wpi), 100% wool, Columbine color.

Needles: 24" (61cm) or longer circular needles in size to obtain gauge. Suggested sizes shown below.

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

Garter st Gauge

Blocked Size

18+ wpi

437 yds (400m) US 4 (3.5mm) 22 sts 25 x 58"

63.5 x 147cm


16–17 wpi

500 yds (457m) US 6 (4mm) 18 sts 26 x 60"

66 x 152.5cm


13–15 wpi

572 yds (523m) US 8 (5mm) 14 sts 27 x 62"

68.5 x 158cm

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

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