Painted Desert Lace Shawl


Sometimes something quick and easy is the best way to go. The Painted Desert Lace Shawl is a wonderfully easy knitting pattern that will have you decked out in knitted glory in almost no time. Whether you're knitting up this simple knit shawl pattern while on your summer vacation or wrapping it around your shoulders at a wedding, this is one project that you'll love to knit and wear.


Knitting Needle Size4 or 3.5 mm

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Finished Dimensions
Approximately 22 x 48 inches after blocking


•    1 skein (100g) of Knitting Fever’s Painted Desert shade #4 Amber
•    2 needles size US 4

In stockinette stitch, 4.5 stitches = 1 inch

pm = place marker
sm = slip marker
yo = yarnover

Cast on 7 sts
Row 1: k2, yo, k1, yo, pm, k1, pm, yo, k1, yo, k2
Row 2: k2, purl to last 2 sts, k2 (11 sts)

Stockinette Section
Row 3: k2, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to last 2 sts, yo, k2
Row 4: k2, purl to last 2 sts, k2
Repeat rows 3 & 4, 10x (55 sts)

Eyelet Section
Row 5: k2, yo, k1, *yo, k2tog, repeat from * to marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, **yo, k2tog, repeat from ** to last 3 sts, yo, k1, yo, k2.
Row 6: k2, purl to last 2 sts, k2
***repeat rows 3-4 (stockinette section) 10x, then repeat rows 5-6 (eyelet section) once*** repeat from *** to *** until desired length.
Next row: k2, yo, knit to marker, yo, k1, yo, knit to last 2 stitches, yo, k2.
Repeat this row 4x.

Bind off loosely. Block to desired measurements.


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Upon reaching the desired length, the next step (Next row k2, yo, knit to marker, yo, k1, yo, knit to last 2 stitches, yo, k2. Repeat this row 4x) doesn't seem right. Shouldn't there be finishing rows without increases? It looks that the last step only makes big holes.

The purpose of the yo at that point is to create a lacey edging that does not pucker.

Completing row one gives 11 stitches completing three makes 15 stitches ten more rows adds another 40 stitches, a total of 55 stitches -- can't forget the first time we knit rows 3 and 4.

I'm somewhat confused by the directions for the Painted Desert Lace Shawl. How do you make it to "desired length" with out increasing? Also repeating rows 34 10 times does not total 55 stitches. Increasing 4 sts in row 1 10 times equals 44, not 55. Plus the 11 sts from row 2 are rolling the bottom. Am I missing something?

At the end of row 1, you will have 11 stitches on the needle, complete row 2, still have 11 stitches, row 3 adds 4 stitches so you will have 15 stitches at the end of this row, complete row 4 as directed in pattern, no increases so you will still have 15 stitches. Repeat row 3 and 4 10 times will add 40 stitches so with the 15 already on the needle it will make your total 55 stitches. When calculating increases, you have to remember to add the stitches that were already on the needles, I think this is what is mixing you up.


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