This pretty lace shawl is the perfect combination of simple and interesting. It starts at the neck, and the slightly-more-than-half circle shape is created with rows of yarn-overs. Two sets of diamond motifs accent the lower border, and are an easy introduction to lace knitting and chart reading. The diamond lace pattern is both written out and charted.
GAUGE 4″ = 18 sts and 32 rows in Stocking Stitch, blocked
Note: yarns shown usually knit at 24-27 sts to 4″ in Stocking Stitch, but are knit on a larger needle here and then blocked out firmly.
470(800) yards fingering weight yarn
1 yard waste yarn
US 6 (4mm) circular needles 29″ or longer or size needed to obtain gauge
size F (3.75mm) or larger crochet hook
YARN SHOWN Louet Euroflax 14/2 Linen (100% linen; 570 yards/100 grams), Black Diamond Alpacas Sock/Fingering (100% alpaca; 250 yards/50 grams); Spun Right Round Superwash Sock 80/20 (80% superwash wool/20% nylon; 400 yards/100 grams)