Casual Lace Knit Shawl

Hello knitters!

It’s been what seems like an eternity since I last posted a knitting pattern here on Purl Avenue. My day job has consumed so much time and I find it difficult to find time to knit and post new information here. There are so many things that I’d like to take on but there seems to never enough time in the day for me to do so ūüôĀ

After completing the Linen Chevron Cowl, I was finally able to start a new project with The Louisa Harding yarn I bought while I was in Vienna, VA several months ago. With this fun yarn, I knitted a lace shawl that I could wear on a casual day out.

The Casual Lace Knit Shawl is a simple and straightforward project that is perfect for those who have never knitted a shawl before. It uses a little over three skeins of Louisa Harding Noema Yarn which is more than I expected. But overall, I am very pleased with the result.

Casual Lace Knit Shawl - Purl Avenue

Measures 62″(157.5 cm) X 25.5″(65 cm)

Casual Lace Knit Shawl - Purl Avenue

The next time I knit this shawl, I think I will knit it in a gray or blue color. If I do, I will keep you all posted. Anyway, here is the pattern. Enjoy!


4 skeins of Louisa Harding Noema

  • Color:¬†Disco
  • 50 g/131 yds per skein
  • 75% Cotton/ 20% Acrylic/ 5%¬†Nylon

US 6 (4mm) 32″ circular needles
Stitch marker
Yarn/tapestry needle
Blocking materials (wires, mats, pins)



pm=place marker
sm=slip marker

For more knitting abbreviations, please visit the Knitting Abbreviations page.

CO 3 sts.

Row 1 (RS): kfb, pm, k1, kfb. (5 sts)
Row 2: purl.
Row 3: (k1, yo)x2, sm, (k1, yo)x2, k1. (9 sts)
Row 4: purl.
Row 5: k1, yo, knit to stitch marker, yo, sm, k1, yo, knit to last st, yo, k1.
Row 6: purl.
Rows 7-50: rep Rows 5-6.
Row 51: k1, yo, *k2tog, yo; rep from * to one st before stitch marker, k1, yo, sm, (k1, yo)x2, **k2tog, yo; rep from ** to last st, k1.
Row 52: purl.
Row 53: (k1, yo)x2, *(k2tog, yo); rep from * to stitch marker, sm, (k1, yo)x2, **(k2tog, yo); rep from ** to last st, k1.
Row 54: purl.
Rows 55-56: rep Rows 53-54.
Rows 57-62: rep Rows 5-6.
Rows 63-64: rep Rows 51-52.
Rows 65-72: rep Rows 53-54.
Rows 73-78: rep Rows 5-6.
Rows 79-80: rep Rows 51-52.
Rows 81-92: rep Rows 53-54.
Rows 93-98: rep Rows 5-6.
Rows 99-100: rep Rows 51-52.
Rows 101-116: rep Rows 53-54.
Rows 117-122: rep Rows 5-6.
Rows 123-124: rep Rows 51-52.
Rows 125-142: rep Rows 53-54.

Bind off and weave in all loose ends. Wet block and for stubborn curled edges, additional light steam blocking is recommended.

Casual Lace Knit Shawl 4 - Purl Avenue

There you go–a new shawl!

Causal Lace Knit Shawl 2 - Purl Avenue


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  1. Maria

    Thank you for the pattern. I have two balls of subtle blue sock yarn that I was going to use for another shawl but I think this pattern will be a nice fit for the yarn I have. This pattern looks nice and straightforward — I’m really appreciative. I was just going to start my shawl and came across this pattern! Thanks a million!!!

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