Crescent Lace Shawl

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Lace butterflies skirt this shawl and sweep up the center in a merry flock. The knitting begins with a large cast-on for the full length of the trailing edge. A line of eyelets creates an effect reminiscent of crochet. The scalloped edge motifs soften the triangular inner forms into an organic deep crescent that naturally wraps your shoulders and hangs prettily in place without the aid of a pin. This is piquant lace knitting, with no “resting rows” between lace maneuvers in many of the charts. Directions are given for four sizes; the two smallest can be worked from a single skein of PlainsFlurry, shown in the sample, gives a dainty, antique effect; imagine Lunette in the inky blue of Eclipse or the playful deep teal of Treehouse if you prefer a saturated pop of color in your accessories.



  • 350 (440, 640, 815) yards of lace weight wool yarn


  • 1 (1, 2, 2) skein(s) of Brooklyn Tweed Plains (100% American Rambouillet wool; 440 yards/50g)
  • Medium Shawl photographed in color Flurry

Note: Sample shown used almost all of one skein. If you do not obtain the same gauge, you may require more yarn.

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

  • 28 stitches & 32 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
  • One 16-stitch repeat from Chart A measures 3½” wide with Size A needle, after blocking
  • One 16-stitch repeat from Chart B measures 3¼” wide with Size A needle, after blocking

Size A (for Shawl)

  • One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size B (for Cast On only)

  • One 32″ circular needle three sizes larger than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
Finished dimensions

Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large) Shawl

  • 69½ (83½, 97½, 111½)” [176.5 (212, 247.5, 283) cm] along cast-on edge; 38½ (44½, 50½, 57)” [98 (113, 128.5, 145) cm] wingspan; 12¼ (14¼, 16¼, 18¼)” [31 (36, 41.5, 46.5) cm] height at center spine
  • Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

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

  • Cabled Cast On
  • Butterfly Lace Tutorial
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