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Kingston Lacy Shawl

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This pattern is available for free exclusively from my blog during the month of February 2021, to mark my 10th anniversary of blogging.

Kingston Lacy is a broad triangular shawl knitted from the bottom tip upwards and it is finished with an applied garter stitch edge worked along the top to both stabilise the edge and match the garter stitch selvedge on the other two edges.

Using the reversible lace stitch used as an insert on my Badbury Shawl, creates a lovely all over lace pattern with great drape.

The all over stitch makes it both a meditative knit and flexible in terms of yarn weight and I’ve included instructions to work this pattern up in 100g of your choice of lace, 4ply/fingering or DK, making it perfect for shopping your stash.

This shawl is named after the Kingston Lacy estate of which Badbury Rings, after which my previously shawl was named, was a part.


Fingering/4ply and DK versions
Wingspan – 79 inches/200cm 
Drop – 18 inches / 45cm

Laceweight Version
Wingspan – 99 inches/251.5cm 
Drop – 24.5 inches / 62cm


Laceweight version:
1 x Old Maiden Aunt Shetland 2ply laceweight -100g, 800 yds /732 m, shown in colourway: Jasper 

4ply/fingering version:
1 x Knitting Goddess 4 ply British wool and nylon, 100g, 437yds/400m, colourway: Slate 

DK version:
2 x Malabrigo Silky Merino DK, 50g, 150yds/137m, Colourway: Lavanda 


Laceweight: 21 sts x 39 rows 
4ply/fingering: 18 sts x 36 rows 
DK: 14 sts x 26 rows 
= 4 x 4 inches/10 x 10 cm worked in pattern on the larger needles

Needles & Materials

Laceweight version:
3.25mm (US3) needles 
2.25mm (US1) needle for finishing only

4ply/fingering version:
3.75mm (US5) needles 
2.75mm (US2) needle for finishing only

DK version:
4.5mm (US7) needles 
3.25mm (US3) needle for finishing only

Tapestry needle for sewing in ends.

Format and Related Blog Posts

The pattern is provided as a 4 page English Language pattern PDF download.
You can read more about this pattern here and here
You will get a PDF (5MB) file
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