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8-Hour Lace Shawl Knitting Pattern

This lovely lace shawl pattern is truly so simple to knit, and it comes together in no time!

8-Hour Lace Shawl Knitting Pattern
8-Hour Lace Shawl Knitting Pattern
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This 8 Hour Lace Shawl is a great knitting pattern that you can whip up in one weekend. This makes a great last-minute gift around the holidays or a prayer shawl for someone in need, and it will definitely get some use.

Plus, this knit shawl pattern is actually really easy to recreate, and it a good shawl to start off on if you haven't made very many shawls before. Because this particular lace stitch is a two-row lace stitch, it's also a very relaxing pattern. After a few repeats, you'll practically be able to knit this shawl in your sleep. Lace knitting doesn't have to be difficult!

The video tutorial shows you how to get started on making this DIY shawl, and how to make it all the way through to the end. Definitely a knitting pattern worth making!


Knitting Needle Size17 or 12.75 mm

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge5 sts x 6 rows = 4” in lace pattern. Gauge not critical for this pattern

Finished Size22” x 62”

Materials List

  • 4 skeins of yarn | Featured in this Video: Lion Brand Hometown USA #105 Detroit Blue
  • Knitting needles


Cast on 39 sts.

Border: Knit 9 rows.

Lace Section:
Row 1 (RS): K5, k2tog, yo, *p1, k2tog, yo. Rep from * across until 5 sts remain, k5.
Row 2 (WS): K5, p2, *k1, p2. Rep from * across until 5 sts remain, k5.
Rep Rows 1 – 2 for pattern until work measures 60”, ending with a WS row.

End Border:
Knit 9 rows.

Bind off in knit. Weave in all ends.

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Just one word, awkward, this is not a mindless knit, you must pay attention to each and every row since there is no rhythym to the pattern, the yo being next to a purl after a knit 2 together leaves no room for rhythym with this pattern.

The yarn is actually a #6 super bulky yarn, so glad I double checked, I would have grabbed the wrong yarn weight from my stash to make it.

I have lots of regular yarn. How many stitches and size needle would I need to make this prayer shawl?

The answer to your question would actually depend on what you are calling "regular" yarn.

The stitch pattern is a multiple of 3 plus 12, so to alter the size or use different yarn, you would need to add or subtract in groups of 3 without changing the plus 12 stitches.

I love the royal blue color and the airiness of this 8 Hour Lace Shawl. I just wished I could see the shawl clearly. This would have been appreciated if taken in a better angle.

Hi Zeemer, if you view the corresponding video for this pattern, you will be able to see multiple angles of the shawl. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting


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