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Simple Knit Eyelet Shawl

Step up your knitting game with the Simple Knit Triangular Shawl. This simple, elegant shawl will flatter most body types, and show off your outfit. Use white yarn for a delightful summer look, or grab your favorite color for a shawl that you can wear all year long. The eyelet lace pattern is easier than it looks; by the time you finish this shawl youll be ready to tackle even more advanced lace patterns.


Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • Width: 55"/139.5cm at top edge of triangle plus 10"/25.5cm ties (optional).
  • Length: 30"/76cm.


  • Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
    • Main Color (MC) Off White (9702) 2
  • One pair size US 9 (5.5mm) needles or size to obtain gauge.
  • Stitch markers.
  • Yarn needle.



Eyelet Pattern (worked over an even number of sts)
Row 1: (WS) Knit.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: K2, *yo, p2tog; repeat from * across, end k2.
Row 4: Knit.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for Eyelet pattern.

Shawl begins with a narrow band knit lengthwise then shawl stitches are picked up and knit downward. This keeps the top edge very soft and flexible. Knit the shorter length band for a shawl without ties or the longer length band to have ties on each end.

CO 5 sts. Knit every row until band measures 55 (75)"/139.5 (190.5)cm. BO all sts.

Measure 10" (25 cm) from each end, place markers.
Pick up and knit 182 sts between markers along long edge of band.

Pick up and knit 181 sts along long edge of band.
Row 1 (WS): Knit across.
Row 2: K3, k2tog, knit to last 5 sts, ssk, k3.
Row 3: K3, *yo, p2tog; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 4: K3, k2tog, knit to last 5 sts, ssk, k3.
Repeat these 4 rows until 8 sts remain. Next row: K2, k2tog, ssk, k2. Knit 2 rows. Bind off.


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I'm confused. You give the eyelet pattern - 4 rows. Presumably you start this on the 181 stitches picked up on the band. But your instruction do not say this and do not say for how long. Can you please clarify. Thanks Angela

It actually says to repeat the 4 rows until you have just 8 stitches left on the very last line of the pattern and instructions of what to do with the last 8 stitches.

I love the look of this shawl and I would really like to make it, but I was just wondering which part I should start with. The band or the eyelet pattern?

You must start with the band, you cannot proceed in the pattern without the band, because that is where you are picking up the stitches from.

What a pretty shawl! I like the option of having ties or not having ties. I don't enjoy having to pick up stitches, but I think I could accomplish the same thing by just casting off stitches on each end to reduce the number of stitches rather than casting off and then picking up stitches. Any thoughts on whether that would work as well?

That couldn't possibly work with the design of this shawl, this pattern only works because you are making the band first, there is no way with a cast on of 5 stitches you could do it the way you are thinking. the pattern working out is dependent on the band being done first.


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