Lace shawl with curving side edges created by increases and decreases.

Ee Ling

$9 CAD

Sensuous curves like a mermaid’s tail create a highly wearable shawl. Special instructions for customizing the length of the shawl to use a whole skein of that special yarn are included.



The stitch pattern is based on a background of ribbing with increases and decreases creating the curved selvedges and single and double eyelets artfully thrown in.

What's Included

This knitting pattern includes both charts and written instructions, a schematic with measurements, and thoughtful details about working yarnovers placed between knit and purl stitches.

Sizes + Finished Measurements

Laceweight: appox 70” (178 cm) wingspan x 17 ½” (44.5 cm) depth.
Fingering weight: approx 74” (188 cm) wingspan x 19” (48.5 cm) depth.


Suitable for laceweight, light fingering and fingering weight. Dimensions and yardage amounts vary slightly depending on yarn weight.
Approximately 440-495 yds (400-450 m) laceweight yarn or 500-550 yds (450-500 m) fingering weight yarn.

Shown in:
1 skein Vegan Yarn [Bellatrix](/yarns/library/vegan-yarn-bellatrix); 448 yd (410 m) per 3.5 oz (100 g); 100% Bamboo in Aurelia (light blue).
1.2 skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns [Merino Silk Fine](/yarns/library/sweetgeorgia-yarns-merino-silk-fine); 380 yd (347 m) per 3.5 oz (100 g); 50% fine merino wool, 50% silk in Deep Cove (teal).

Substitution Notes

The lacy stitch pattern is based on ribbing and wants to get long and skinny; choose a yarn that will hold its shape after blocking. In other words, wools like merino with a lot of elasticity and memory won’t work as well.


Look for a yarn that works to 28 sts and 40 rows = 4” (10 cm) over stockinette stitch using 2.75 mm (US 2) needles for laceweight or 3.5 mm (US 4) needles for fingering weight. Refer to pattern Notes for advice on gauge.

Needles + Notions

3.75 mm (US 5) Needles for laceweight;
4.5 mm (US 7) Needles for fingering weight;
Stitch Markers (optional);
Digital Scale (optional; to alter size).


Working intricate lace from chart or written instructions, slipped stitch selvedge.

Related Tutorials

Centred Double Decrease
SSK & SSP Decreases

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