Lotus Blossom Shawl

Redesigned to work with either a DK-weight or light fingering-weight yarn, the Lotus Blossom Shawl uses two traditional Shetland lace knitting patterns, Razor Shell and Madeira Wave, which together create the suggestion of graceful lotus blossoms on long stems.

The shawl is worked in stocking stitch by casting on three stitches at the middle top and then increasing down the centre and sides to create a triangular shape. At the bottom edge, bobbles are worked as the stitches are bound off. NOTE: Fiddlesticks Knitting patterns are charted. Recommended for Advanced Beginner or Intermediate lace knitters.

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Recommended yarn

DK-weight shawl:
6 balls DK-weight, each ball 50 g / 115 m. Sample knit with 100% raw silk yarn.
Light fingering-weight shawl:
3 balls light fingering-weight, each ball 50 g / 240 m. Sample knit with 100% raw silk yarn.

Finished sizes after blocking

DK-weight shawl:
Approx 70 inches across top edge, and 35 inches deep at middle
Light fingering-weight shawl:
Approx 68 inches across top edge, and 34 inches deep at middle


4.5 mm (US 7) 32-inch circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge