The Provence shawl is a simple triangle shawl, with regular increases on one side only, thus creating an asymmetric shape. The lace pattern grows gradually throughout the shawl, starting with smaller simple eyelets, growing into diagonal lines and finally diamond shaped patterns with bobbles at the center.
As you switch from one lace pattern to the next, you can opt to change to a different colour, as suggested by the pattern, or to stay simply in one colour throughout the pattern. The model shown above measures 160 x 180 cm (63 x 71”), but you can of course adapt it as you wish, by making the colour and pattern blocks shorter or longer, depending on your preference.
One size: 160 x 180 cm (63 x 71”)
3.5 mm (US 4) circular needles, 60 – 80 cm (24-32”) in length // tapestry needle
10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 22 sts x 30 rows in stockinette stitch on 3.5 mm (US 4) needle
The gauge and needle size used for this pattern are only an indication and don’t need to fit perfectly. Just make sure that the yarn you have chosen works well with a lace pattern, and preferably swatch the yarn beforehand in order to adjust the needle size, if needed, for the best outcome, especially in regards to the lace pattern.
1 thread 4-ply or sports weight yarn
Yarn usage for model A (page 1):
Onion knit Fino (50% merino wool, 50% organic cotton), 155 m / 186 yds // 50 g
Total yardage: 1390 m //1520 yds
- C1 (yellow – 522): 1 skein – 150 m / 210 yds
- C2 (pink – 533): 2 skeins – 210 m / 230 yds
- C3 (blue –537): 2 skeins – 270 m / 290 yds
- C4 (white – 501): 3 skeins – 340 m / 370 yds
- C5 (blue-grey – 508): 3 skeins – 420 m / 460 yds
Increases, bobble stitch, selvedge stitch, reading chart for lace pattern
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