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Solstice Knit Shawl

This knit shawl pattern is perfect for transitional weather and keeping chilly shoulders warm.

Summer Solstice Shawl
Summer Solstice Shawl
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If the lovely color of the Solstice Knit Shawl isn't enough to draw you in, the lovely stitch pattern will! This Solstice Knit Shawl is a great shawl option for any time of the year, since it's light enough to keep you from overheating, yet warm enough to keep you from shivering. This knit shawl pattern is made using only two balls of a lovely cotton and linen blend yarn, which will keep it breathable and easy to wear. We love this shawl for weddings and more casual settings alike!


Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm, 9 or 5.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Gauge13 sts x 18 rows = 4" (10.2cm) in St st using size 9 needle, after blocking. Save time, check your gauge.

Finished SizeDepth in center: 14¾" (38cm); Width from end to end: 54" (137cm)

Materials List

  • Willow Yarns™ Field (53% cotton/47% linen; 100 g/170 yd) - 732088-0013 Lotus Blossom (2 balls)
  • US size 9 (5.5mm) 32" circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US size 10 (6mm) 32" circular needle (used for casting on only)
  • Yarn needle


Pattern Notes

  • Shawl is worked from the bottom up.
  • Short-rows are used to shape the crescent.
  • Sl all sts p-wise with yarn in back.

Stitch Guide

diamond lace pat: (multiple of 10 sts + 1)

Row 1 (RS): K1, *yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: P1, *p1, yo, p2tog, k3, ssp, yo, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 3: K1, *k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3; rep from * to end.
Row 4: K1, *k2, p1, yo, p3tog, yo, p1, k3; rep from * to end.
Row 5: K1, *k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3; rep from * to end.
Row 6: K1, *k1, p2tog, yo, p3, yo, ssp, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 7: K1, *k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 8: P2tog, *yo, p1, k5, p1, yo, p3tog; rep from * to last 9 sts, yo, p1, k5, p1, yo, p2tog.Rep Rows 1-8 for pat.

See chart.


With size 10 needle, CO 281 sts; do not join.

Switch to size 9 needle.

Work Rows 1-8 of diamond lace pat 3 times—pat will be rep 28 times across row.

Dec Row (RS): K1, *ssk, k5, k2tog, k1; rep from * to end—225 sts rem.
Next Row (WS): K.

  1. Shape Shawl With Short-Rows

    Row 1: K117, turn.
    Row 2: Sl 1, p8, turn.
    Row 3: Sl 1, k8, k2tog, k3, turn.
    Row 4: Sl 1, k11, ssk, k3, turn.
    Row 5: Sl 1, k to 1 st before gap, k2tog, k3, turn.
    Row 6: Sl 1, p to 1 st before gap, ssp, p3, turn.
    Row 7: Rep Row 5.
    Row 8: Sl 1, k to 1 st before gap, ssk, k3, turn.

    Rep Rows 5-8 eleven more times—13 ridges.

    Next Row (RS): Sl 1, k to 1 st before gap, k2tog, k to end.
    Next Row: Sl 1, k to 1 st before gap, ssk, k to end.

    K 3 rows.

    BO all sts k-wise.

  2. Finishing:

    Weave in ends.

    Steam block shawl, allowing lace to open up.

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The pattern as written here is missing rows 5-8 on the lace pattern. I went to willow yarns website and found the missing information.

This pattern is easier than it looks. It will knit up quickly as well since you only repeat the diamond lace pattern a few times. I love lace designs in shawls. It adds something special. I also like to work with linen. My friends will want this shawl. Thank you.


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