Tristan Eyelet Lace Shawl


Remember fairy tales and days of the past with this simple, yet elegant, knit shawl pattern. The Tristan Eyelet Lace Shawl will give you a romantic feeling that will make wearing this shawl a real treat. Knitters of any level will be delighted by the ease with which this free knit shawl pattern takes form. You dont need to know any fancy techniques to make this fun garment. Use a flashy yarn to make this shawl stand out from the crowd.


Knitting Needle Size5 or 3.75 mm

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

Finished Measurements
approximately 22 in x 48 in after blocking


  •  skeins (300g) of Knitting Fever’s Tristan shade #7
  • 2 needles size US 5/3.75 mm

4.5 sts= 1 inch


Cast on 7 sts
Row 1: k2, yo, k1, yo, pm, k1, pm, yo, k1, yo, k2
Row 2: purl (11 sts)
Repeat Rows 1 & 2, 10x. (51 sts)

Eyelet Section
Row 1: K2, yo, k1, *yo, k2tog, repeat from * to marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, **yo, k2tog, repeat from ** until 3 sts remain, yo, k1, yo, k2.
Row 2: purl

Stockinette Section
Row 3: k2, yo, k to marker, yo, pm, k1, pm, yo, k to marker, yo, k2
Row 4: purl
Repeat Rows 3 & 4, 10x.
*Repeat Rows 1-4 (Eyelet Section and Stockinette Section), then repeat rows 3-4, 10x*, repeat from * to * until desired length.
Knit 5 rows. Bind off loosely. Weave in ends. Block lightly.

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The pattern is absolutely lovely, but all attempts to find that particular yarn have proven fruitless. The Knitting Fever Yarn Co. site does not show any yarn even close to it, nor does any yarn co. that dells various brands. There are many brands of DK wt.but none with that gauge. Can yu please shed some light on this.

The yarn is a sport weight and the gauge listed here is incorrect the knitting fever website states that the gauge is 6 stitches to 1 inch with 4mm needles. Hope this helps someone.

When the pattern at the end says knit from * to * what does it mean?

That particular instruction indicates a repeat. So, as you're knitting, you would knit up to the second *, and then return to the first * and knit that section again. Editors of AllFreeKnitting

The pattern listed above is missing the amount of skeins needed to make this pattern. I found the pattern and it says: 3 skeins (300g) of Knitting Fevers Tristan shade #7. I hope that this helps everyone who gets the pattern here.

I think the picture is up-side down. Also, is "pm" = place marker, and "sm" slip marker? I've not seen these abbreviations before.

You are correct about those abbreviations! We have an extensive list of knitting abbreviations, feel free to use it in the future: == /Common-Knitting-Abbreviations Editors of AllFreeKnitting

SO, what I think the maker of this pattern was doing after the initial 7 cast on stitches, with only 2 stitch markers-- was: Row 1- K2, YO, K1, YO, Place Marker, K1, Place Marker, YO,K1, YO, K2 (11 stitches) Row 2- Purl *Row 1 (repeat) as follows : K to 1 stitch before the marker( in this case would be the YO from row 1) YO, K1, YO, SLIP MARKER, K1, SLIP MARKER, YO, K1, YO, K to end. *You will repeat like this on the odd row- increasing 4 stitches until you have repeated rows 1-2 10 times for a stitch count of 51 stitches. *Row 2- repeat Purl--- This is the way I figured it, you are starting at the center back neck edge(with the 7 cast on) Then start eyelet pattern and stockinette section as pattern states--

KnitinCt, I was confused too, but I think I figured it out! Where it says " Repeat Rows 1&2, 10x.(51 sts)" it means repeat the EYELET Section. that's about as far as I've gotten, but I've got 51 sts.

so you mean k2 at beginning and k2 at end, and do from yo to yo ?

That would be incorrect, where it says to repeat rows 1 & 2 means exactly that you repeat the rows # 1 & 2 before you move onto the eyelet section. The eyelet section is written to assume that you have completed the first part of the pattern and have 51 stitches on the needle when you get to it.

I can't figure out how you get from the initial7 stitches to 51 stitches; if anyone has knit this, please help.

Getting from 7 stitches to 51 stitches is easily achieved by following the pattern exactly as it is written-in row 1 where there is a yo, it is increasing a stitch before you do the next row. all the yo's in row 1 become new stitches by row 2.

I believe that sm = slip marker and pm = place marker. Can you tell, from the directions, how MANY skeins of yarn it calls for?

I know it's a bit late but I found the pdf link and it says 3 balls.

What does 'sm' mean?


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