Rectangular lace shawl draped over shoulders.

Beaconsfield Shawl

$4.99 USD on Knit Picks

Diamonds peppered with lace give the effect of cut crystal. This is the perfect shawl for an elegant evening out, yet will still make you feel glamorous paired with a summery sundress, or a casual pair of jeans and your favorite t-shirt.

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Size Inclusive

Three sizes are offered to provide a comfortable wrap for people with chest measurements ranging from 30 to 65″ (76 to 158 cm).

Construction

The Beaconsfield shawl is a wide rectangular wrap in three sizes, worked flat from the short end. The shawl begins and ends with several repeats of Horseshoe Lace pattern, transitioning to English Crystal Lace in the middle for the majority of the shawl.

What's Included

This knitting pattern includes written directions, charts and written charted instructions, step by step instructions for stretchy Old Norwegian Cast On, and schematic with measurements.

Sizes + Finished Measurements

Width: 15.5 (21.25, 30)” / 39.5 (54, 76) cm.
Length: 55.25 (75.75, 89.5)” / 140.5 (192.5, 227.5) cm.

Yarn

Laceweight yarn; 630 (1175, 1960) yd / 575 (1075, 1795) m.

Shown in Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud (100% Baby Alpaca; 440 yards/50g) in Augusta, 2 (3, 5) skeins.

Substitution Notes

This shawl is a great candidate for most laceweight yarns. The original is in alpaca, but wool blends and kid mohair would also be wonderful.

Gauge

25 sts and 30 rows = 4″(10 cm) in lace pattern, blocked (gauge is not crucial, but it will affect finished size and yardage requirements).

Needles + Notions

3.5 mm (US 4) straight or circular needles (24″ / 60 cm or longer);
Stitch Markers;
Blocking pins and/or wires;
Yarn Needle.

Skills

Yarnovers, decreases, slipped stitch selvedges, working lace from chart or written instructions, stretchy cast on and bind off methods (included in instructions).

Related Tutorials

Centred Double Decrease
SSK & SSP Decreases

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