Filomena Lace Shawl

Filomena Lace Shawl
Filomena Lace Shawl

The Filomena Lace Shawl is an ideal free knitting pattern for the spring. Made using a beautiful forest green yarn, this knit shawl will quickly become a wardrobe staple. The light and airy design is perfect for transitional weather days. You really can't go wrong with this knitted shawl, because it can be worn in so many different ways. Once you drape this beauty over your shoulders and head out and about, prepare to receive a lot of compliments. The striking design and soothing color palette make this free shawl knitting pattern a true standout. Grab your knitting needles and yarn and get to work on what will quickly become one of your favorite lace pieces.


Knitting Needle Size5 or 3.75 mm, 6 or 4 mm

Yarn Weight(0) Lace (33-40 stitches to 4 inches). Includes crochet thread.

GaugeTension is not vital for this item

Materials List

  • Artesano Hand-Painted Alpaca Silk Lace - Scots Pine EZ62 (2 x 50 Grams)
  • 1 pair 3.75mm needles
  • 1 pair 4mm needles
  • 3 stitch markers


You might want to place a marker before each of the 3 sets of diagonal increases.
Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 7sts
Row 1:(K1, yf) 6 times, k1
Row 2: and every alt row, K1, prul to last st, k1
Row 3: k1, yf, k3 (yf, k1) 5 times, yf, k3, yf, k1
Row 5: k1, yf, k5, (pm yf, k1, yf, k3) twice, pm, yf, k1, yf, k5, yf, k1
Row 7: k1, yf, k7, (pm, yf, k1, yf, k5) twice, pm, yf, k1, yf, k7, yf, k1
Continue increasing, with 2 extra sts in each panel, until piece measures 25cm down the centre, ending after a ws row.
Work 4 rows purl, working yrn instead of yf on RS rows
**cont in st st, increasing as before for 8 rows work 6 rows purl.
Rep from ** once more then purl 2 rows more Change to 4mm needles and lace pattern
Row 1: p3 (yrn, p2tog) to last 3 sts, yrn, p3
Row 2: purl
Row 3: p2 (yrn p2tog) to last 3 sts, yrn p3
Row 4: purl
Repeat these 4 rows to 12cm
Purl 9 rows
Work Row 1 of lace pattern
Purl 1 row
Cast off purlwise, loosely

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Is there a row 4 and 6?

Nevermind! I found the instructions. That's what I get for looking at this when I was tired.

I don't understand how to knit then yf

YF stands for yarn forward, its a way of doing a yo by wrapping the yarn around the needle form the back.

Sorry, there were no comments shown until after I submitted mine, then the other previous ones came up which answered my question - thank you

what does "yrn" mean when used as a stand alone stitch or yarn movement

YRN, means yarn around the needle, this is the british term for YO.

PLEASE CORRECT THE PATTERN. IE Row 5 k1, yf, k5, (pm yf, k1, yf, k3) twice, pm, yf, k1, yf, k5, yf, k1. THE START OF THE ROW SHOULD BE k1, yf, k5, YO, K1, YO......

Is the rest of the pattern correct? I have been fighting with this pattern for weeks Betsyvasas

Lovely shawl and I want to make it but I need some help with a couple of abbreviations. What does 'yf' and 'yrn' mean? I have not seen these before. Thanks.

These are YO's

yf is yarn forward and yrn is yarn round needle. Hope this helps. Happy knitting!

To make it more clear, the yf is yarn forward, this would be what americans term a yo, yrn is yarn around the needle, it is also a yo but it indicates to wrap the yarn from the opposite way to a yo, usually on a purl row. Yo always has you wrapping the yarn one way but to keep the stitches consistent between knits and purls you must sometimes wrap the yarn from opposite way.


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