Square Lace Shawl

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Bridgewater begins as a simple garter stitch square, worked on the bias with increases and decreases to add a touch of asymmetrical interest to the finished piece. The central square is framed with horseshoe lace, a pattern that originated in the Shetland Islands in the 19th century, worked circularly from stitches picked up around the perimeter. The shawl is completed with a traditional knitted-on edging reminiscent of water droplets, worked perpendicularly and joined to the live stitches as you go. This elegantly simple accessory makes a beautiful heirloom baby gift or a timeless addition to any wardrobe.


  • 1500 yards of laceweight wool yarn


Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.

  • 21 stitches & 42 rows (21 ridges) = 4″ in garter stitch after blocking
  • One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge
  • Suggested size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
Finished dimensions
  • 42½” x 42½” [108 cm x 108 cm] square after blocking

Measurements take from relaxed fabric after blocking.

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Provisional Cast On (Crocheted directly onto knitting needle)
  • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)
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