Ophelia Lace Shawl

Ophelia begins with a length of beautiful lace edging. When the edging is the desired length then the body of the shawl begins by working on the straight edge of the edging. Decreases are made at the beginning, center and end of every other row until the center stitches are joined together. The work keeps going faster and faster as it progresses as the number of stitches keeps decreasing.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 56” wingspan x 26” length at center

Gauge: 21 sc = 4” [10 cm] after wet blocking

Materials

Super fine weight yarnYarn: Knit Picks Palette (100% Wool; 231 yards [211 meters]/50 grams): 6872 Mist (3 balls)

Hook: US size D/3 (3.25 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Special Stitches

Bdc2tog: Ch3, skip next 3 sc, wrap yarn around hook, insert hook into next sc, pull yarn through, wrap yarn around hook, pull through 2 lps on hook, wrap yarn around hook, pull through all lps on hook.

Bdc3tog: Ch3, (skip next 3 sc, wrap yarn around hook, insert hook into next sc, pull yarn through, wrap yarn around hook, pull through 2 lps on hook) twice, wrap yarn around hook, pull through all lps on hook.

Dc2tog: (Skip next 3 sc, wrap yarn around hook, insert hook into next sc, pull yarn through, wrap yarn around hook, pull through 2 lps on hook) twice, wrap yarn around hook, pull through all lps on hook.

Dc3tog: (Skip next 3 sc, wrap yarn around hook, insert hook into next sc, pull yarn through, wrap yarn around hook, pull through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, wrap yarn around hook, pull through all lps on hook. 

Ch-3 picot: Ch 3, sl st into the first ch.

Pattern Notes

This shawl is worked from bottom up.

Every repeat of Row 4 decreases the number of dc by 4.

Every repeat of Row 6, decreases the number of dc by 6.

Pattern

Edging

Ch 20.

Row 1: Dc in 7th ch from hook, dc in each of next 3 chs, (ch 4, skip next 4 chs, dc in next ch) twice, turn.

Row 2: Ch 7 (count as dc, ch 4), dc in next dc, ch 4, dc in each of next 4 dc, 3 dc in next ch-4 sp, ch 4, dc in 4th ch, turn.

Row 3: Ch 7, 3 dc in first ch-4 sp, (dc in next dc, ch 4, skip next 2 dc) twice, dc in 4th ch, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3, 70 times, then Row 2 once more.

Turn your work towards the saw tooth edge and work as follows:

Ch 1, 3 sc in first ch-4 sp, sc in each of next 7 dc, *3 sc in next ch-4 sp, 2 sc in next ch-7 sp (ch-3 picot, sc in same ch-7 sp) 3 times, sc in same ch-7 sp, 3 sc in next side of dc; rep from * to end.

Fasten off.

Body

Turn your work toward the straight edge of the edging.

Row 1: Ch 1, *3 sc in next ch-sp; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 2: Bdc3tog, [(ch3, skip next 3 sc, dc in next sc) 67 times, dc3tog] twice, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, *3 sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 4: Bdc2tog, *ch 3, sk next 3 sc, dc in next sc; rep from * to 4 sc before the dc3tog of previous row, dc3tog, **ch 3, sk next 3 sc, dc in next sc; rep from ** to 4 sc before the dc3tog of previous row, dc2tog, turn.

Row 5: Rep Row 3.

Row 6: Bdc3tog, *ch 3, sk next 3 sc, dc in next sc; rep from * to 4 sc before the dc3tog of previous row, dc3tog, **ch3, skip next 3 sc, dc in next sc; rep from ** to 4 sc before the dc2tog of previous row, dc3tog, turn.

Rows 7-54: Rep Rows 3-6.

Row 55: Rep Row 3.

Row 56: Bdc3tog, (ch3, dc3tog) twice.

Fasten off.

Finishing

With RS facing you and starting at the bottom edge, work 3 sc in each and every ch-3 sp or side of dc along the top edge of the shawl.

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Block shawl to size.

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