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Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

Trellis Border Garter Stitch Lace Shawl

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Shawl Knitting Pattern

This is a triangular shawl that is knitted from the bottom point of the "triangle" upwards. The advantage of this is that you can make the shawl any size you like: just stop adding rows when you feel it's done. The main part of the shawl is garter st.

The simple garter stitch body of the shawl is complemented with the lace border. Though it might look a little intricate, it's actually quite simple to knit. However, as with any lace project, attention to detail is important.

To go along with the written pattern, I also put together a diagram for those who prefer a visual guide. You can either open it up on a computer screen or tablet, or print it out on several sheets and tape them together.

Skills Required/Techniques Used:

-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off.
-Increasing: yarn over (YO).
-Decreasing: knit 2 together (k2tog), slip-slip-knit (ssk), knit 3 together (k3tog).

Materials: Little Traveller by The Sanguine Gryphon fingering weight 100% merino wool yarn 560 yards (512 meters) / 113 g - 1 skein.

Needles: 6 (4.00 mm)

Gauge: 18 sts X 36 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm) in garter stitch

Abbreviations:

K – knit
P – purl
St, sts – stitch, stitches
k2tog - knit 2 sts together
ssk - slip the first st as if to knit, knit the second st, pass the first stitch over the second one
k3tog - knit 3 sts together
plm - place marker
slm - slip marker
co – cast on
RS – right side
WS – wrong side

SHAWL

The shawl is knit from the bottom up with the increases inside of the borders.


Cast on 9 sts

Row 1 (WS): knit. 9 sts.

Row 2 (RS): sl, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k1, p1. 11 sts.

Row 3 (WS): sl, k9, p1.

Row 4 (RS): sl, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, k1, p1. 13 sts.

Row 5 (WS): sl, k11, p1.

Row 6 (RS): sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) 2 times, yo, k1, (yo, ssk) 2 times, yo, k1, p1. 15 sts.

Row 7 (WS): sl, k13, p1.

Row 8 (RS): sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) 2 times, yo, k3, (yo, ssk) 2 times, yo, k1, p1. 17 sts.

Row 9 (WS): sl, k15, p1.

Row 10 (RS): sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) 3 times, yo, k1, (yo, ssk) 3 times, yo, k1, p1. 19 sts.

Row 11 (WS): sl, k17, p1.

Row 12 (RS): sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) 3 times, yo, k3, (yo, ssk) 3 times, yo, k1, p1. 21 sts.

Row 13 (WS): sl, k19, p1.

Row 14 (RS): sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) 2 times, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k1, (yo, ssk) 2 times, yo, k1, p1. 23 sts.

Row 15 (WS): sl, k21, p1.

Row 16 (RS): sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) 2 times, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, plm, yo, k1, yo, plm, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, (yo, ssk) 2 times, yo, k1, p1. 27 sts.

Row 17 (WS): sl, k11, slm, k3, slm, k11, p1.

Row 18 (RS): sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) 2 times, yo, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, slm, yo, knit to marker, yo, slm, k1, yo, k2tog, k3, (yo, ssk) 2 times, yo, k1, p1. 31 sts.

Row 19 (WS): sl, k12, slm, knit to marker, slm, k12, p1.

Row 20 (RS): sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) 2 times, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k1, slm, yo, knit to marker, yo, slm, k1, yo, k2tog, k4, (yo, ssk) 2 times, yo, k1, p1. 35 sts.

Row 21 (WS): sl, k13, slm, knit to marker, slm, k13, p1.

Row 22 (RS): sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) 2 times, yo, k5, k2tog, yo, k1, slm, yo, knit to marker, yo, slm, k1, yo, k2tog, k5, (yo, ssk) 2 times, yo, k1, p1. 39 sts.

Row 23 (WS): sl, k14, slm, knit to marker, slm, k14, p1.

Row 24 (RS): sl, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, (k2tog, yo, k2) 2 times, k2tog, yo, k1, slm, yo, knit to marker, yo, slm, k1, (yo, k2tog, k2) 2 times, (yo, ssk) 2 times, yo, k1, p1. 43 sts.

Row 25 (WS): sl, k15, slm, knit to marker, slm, k15, p1.

Row 26 (RS): sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) 2 times, yo, k2, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog x 2, yo, k1, slm, yo, knit to marker, yo, slm, k1, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, (yo, ssk) 2 times, yo, k1, p1. 47 sts.

Row 27 (WS): sl, k16, slm, knit to marker, slm, k16, p1.

Row 28 (RS): sl, (ssk, yo) 2 times, ssk, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, slm, yo, knit to marker, yo, slm, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, (yo, k2tog) 2 times, yo, k2tog, p1.

Row 29 (WS): sl, k15, slm, knit to marker, slm, k15, p1.

Row 30 (RS): sl, (ssk, yo) 2 times, ssk, yo, k2tog, k4, k2tog, yo, k1, slm, yo, knit to marker, yo, slm, k1, yo, k2tog, k4, ssk, (yo, k2tog) 3 times, p1.

Row 31 (WS): sl, k14, slm, knit to marker, slm, k14, p1.

Row 32 (RS): sl, (ssk, yo) 2 times, ssk, yo, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, slm, yo, knit to marker, yo, slm, k1, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, (yo, k2tog) 2 times, yo, k2tog, p1.

Row 33 (WS): sl, k13, slm, knit to marker, slm, k13, p1.

Row 34 (RS): sl, (ssk, yo) 2 times, ssk, yo, k2tog, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, slm, yo, knit to marker, yo, slm, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, ssk, (yo, k2tog) 3 times, p1.

Row 35 (WS): sl, k12, slm, knit to marker, slm, k12, p1.

Row 36 (RS): sl, (ssk, yo) 2 times, ssk, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, slm, yo, knit to marker, yo, slm, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, (yo, k2tog) 2 times, yo, k2tog, p1.

Row 37 (WS): sl, k11, slm, knit to marker, slm, k11, p1.

Row 38 (RS): sl, (ssk, yo) 3 times, k2tog x 2, yo, k1, slm, yo, knit to marker, yo, slm, k1, yo, k2tog, ssk, (yo, k2tog) 3 times, p1.

Row 39 (WS): sl, k10, slm, knit to marker, slm, k10, p1.

Row 40 (RS): sl, (ssk, yo) 3 times, k3tog, yo, k1, slm, yo, knit to marker, yo, slm, k1, yo, k3tog, (yo, k2tog) 3 times, p1.

Row 41 (WS): sl, k9, slm, knit to marker, slm, k9, p1.

Row 42 (RS): sl, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, (k2tog, yo, k1) 2 times, slm, yo, knit to marker, yo, slm, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, (yo, ssk) 2 times, yo, k1, p1. 51 sts.

Row 43 (WS): sl, k10, slm, knit to marker, slm, k10, p1.

Row 44 (RS): sl, k1, (yo, k2tog) 2 times, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, slm, yo, knit to marker, yo, slm, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, (yo, ssk) 2 times, yo, k1, p1. 55 sts.

Row 45 (WS): sl, k11, slm, knit to marker, slm, k11, p1.

Repeat rows 18-45 five more times, then, repeat rows 18-28 once. Bind off.

If you want larger shawl, increase the number of full repeats (rows 18-45).

Have fun!

May 27, 2019. Pattern was updated.

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Poster: sandra campbell
July 6, 2015

Thank you
Poster: Elaine Phillips
November 21, 2013

The pattern was corrected already. The notes are for those, who downloaded the pattern before the corrections were made.
Poster: Judith
February 26, 2014

what is the corrections of marigold lace shawl
Poster: nadia lichaa
December 20, 2013

You are very rite you no how many time I tried to understand the row 46 and I couldn't so I left hole thing
Poster: Alberta
March 27, 2014

it says right at the beginning that it is done from the bottom up. when you start ,co9sts it is started at the bottom peak.
Poster: Glenda Steffee
April 8, 2014

In the middle of each row of the pattern, beginning at line 16 you will see "yo,k1,yo,k#,yo,k1,yo" The "yo" creates the line (border pattern) that separates the solid part from the lace trim and adds 2 stitches. The k# in the middle is the solid part of the shawl.
Poster: Neeta
April 15, 2014

I just saw the picture of the stitches. OK....so, after the 45 rows, I am on the border 3rd row. So, I will have to next knit the 5th row as depicted in the graph. Will try doing it this way since, I am done up to 45 rows now.

This is a lovely pattern and if it works out, I hope to knit many more shawls!

Will keep you updated.

Thanks.
Poster: rasa
July 1, 2014

hi,I think we have to keep adding 2sts.in the garters which we are making in the center.
This is what I understood.
Happy knitting....
Poster: Sheryl
March 30, 2015

I can't get this to send to copy store as a PDF.
Poster: rasa
July 1, 2014

I am not able to understand which line we have to follow after line no.44.Till line no.44 I have made the pattern but have got stuck up after that.
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