Designed by Rachel Brockman
There is nothing quite like a soothing, understated project. Written for two sizes, the Large version could double as a luxurious blanket and the smaller size is perfect for everyday wear. This body of the shawl is comprised mostly of a sea of seed stitch. Increases along the outer edges. It is constructed sideways from tip to tip, beginning and ending with just one stitch. The shawl is then finished with a more challenging applied lace border.
On rows 2 and 6 of Chain Lace Edging, the k2tog's are worked using the second loop of the double yarn over (from the previous row) and the following knit stitch.
Slip all stitches purlwise.
Wingspan: 44½ (84)"
Depth at center: 19½ (37¼")
Size Large shown
Fibra Natura Papyrus (78% cotton, 22% silk; 50g/131 yds)
• 229-14 Cerulean – 5 (9) balls
Needles: US Size 7 (4.5 mm) 40" circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker
18 sts x 30 rows = 4" in Seed Stitch
Save time, check your gauge.
Bird of Paradise Shawl Stick courtesy of Jul Designs.
There was an error in Row 10 of the written instructions for the Chain Lace Edging. It was missing the instructions to k2tog on the last stitch of the row. The original pattern has been updated and corrected as follows:
Row 10: Sl 1 wyib, k4, p7, k3, k2tog – 1 edge st consumed.
The pattern has also been updated to show stitch counts before casting on for the edging as follows:
Note: On every WS Row of Edging, 1 st is consumed from the body of the shawl.
With last bound-off st from Shawl Body on ndl counting as 1 st, pick up and knit 1 st in side of next row, pick up and knit 1 st for each yo to tip (widest point) of shawl, 1 st at tip, 1 st for each yo to other end, pick up and knit 1 st in last row – 141 (301) sts. Cast on 16 sts using the knitted cast-on method. Turn work.
Set-up Row (WS): Sl 1 wyib, work Row 10 of Chain Lace patt to end.