Diagrid is a show-stopping lace shawl that combines simple lace and cable charts with intriguing construction to yield a distinctly modern, unfussy rendition of a classic accessory. This triangular shawl is worked flat from the top-down, increasing outward radially. The geometric lace panels are edged with crisp columns of stockinette that radiate outward and meet precisely along perfectly mitered corners, and a knit-on eyelet edge trim provides the perfect minimal finishing touch. Knit in a gossamer lace weight, Diagrid is a beautiful, heirloom-quality piece worthy of a wedding - yet perfectly at home worn over your favorite t-shirt.
865 yards (790 meters) of lace weight wool yarn
Recommended yarns: Brooklyn Tweed VALE or PLAINS, YOTH Mother
Sample shown in a recycled, undyed lace weight wool yarn
One 40” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge
Recommended size: US 3 / 3.25 mm
13-stitch chart repeat measures 2 1/4” wide after blocking
23 stitches x 39 rows = 4” square in Chart B lace pattern after blocking
Note: Gauge is not critical for this pattern, but changes to pattern gauge will impact both finished measurements and yardage required.
This pattern is written in one size; finished shawl measures 65 3/4” wide by 33” deep at center after blocking.
Intermediate: Skills required for this pattern include casting on, reading charts, knitting cables, knitting lace, increasing and decreasing. Instructions are provided for special techniques, including the German short row method and cabling without the use of a cable needle.
Instructions for lace and cable stitch patterns are provided in charted form only.