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Lake Louise - Shawl Pattern PDF

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This shawl was inspired by a winter trip to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada a few years ago. One of the many highlights of the holiday was snowshoeing across a frozen, and snow-covered, Lake Louise. The scenery was beautiful, of course, but so was the new terrain we were creating and I loved making paths of deep, snowy footprints into the smooth expanse of pristine snow.

The top-down triangle is worked in sportweight yarn for a large and cosy shawl that is perfect for winter strolls, whether on a frozen lake or on solid ground! Single and double yarnovers create tracks of large eyelets through the sweep of pure stockinette. This 8 row repeat lace pattern is fun to work, and the same stitch pattern is used for the both the coloumns and the border of the shawl. The Bluefaced Leicester used in the sample offers exquisite drape and sheen to the smooth stockinette bands and also shows off the detail of the lace, all without being too bulky. Choose a solid or semisolid colourway to let the lace shine.

May the lacy footprints of this shawl inspire you to never be afraid to create your own path, and to enjoy new experiences with a sense of peace and wonder.

A video tutorial is provided for the lace stitch pattern.

The pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knitted.

Skills / Techniques used: Knit, purl, single and double yarnovers, increases and decreases

Sizes: One size

Measurements: The finished blocked shawl measures 70” (178cm) wingspan and 37” (94cm) deep at the longest part

Materials Used:
  • 2 x 3.5oz / 100g, 286 yds / 262m skein of sportweight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern is Under the Olive Tree Votsi Sport – 100% superwash BFL in the Snow colourway
  • 1 x US size 8 (5mm) 32-40” (80-100cm) circular needle
  • 19 stitch markers
Gauge: 17 stitches and 22 rows to 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch after blocking
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