Friday, February 18, 2011

Lighter than perfume (pattern)

Free pattern by Lidia Tsymbal

Here you can download this pattern as a pdf file.

I loved knitting with this incredibly soft and beautiful yarn. It was a pleasure from start to finish! The nupps add a lovely touch and dimension to the shawl. This shawl was designed using one of the Estonian motives “Robspiraalkiri”. 

One size fits all adults

Measurements taken after blocking.
Width: 23 inches
Length: 62 inches

- 1.5 skeins of Isager alpaca 1
- One 24 inch 4.5mm (US 7) circular needle

GAUGE AFTER BLOCKING: (correct gauge is not essential for this project)
Approximately 18 stitches = 4 in
22 rows = 4 in

Always wash and block (pin out) your lace swatch before measuring gauge!


(Every WS (even number)  row is worked in this manner: Slip one purl wise with working yarn in front, knit 4, purl to the last 5 stitches, knit 5 )

If you'll click on the chart it will expand and you'll be able to save a clear photo to your computer.
The pattern repeat is 20 stitches. It is between bold black lines that are not straight on the chart.


(K1, yo, K1, yo, K1, yo, K1) all in the same stitch. More on the making a nupp you may read here.

Using working yarn, cast on 87 stitches loosely, using the knitted cast on. 

Work 8 rows of border, then begin a chart.
Rows 1-8 knit slipping first stitch pulrwise with working yarn in the front. It forms 4 garter stitch ridges.

Begin Chart:
Maintain the edge by working first and last five stitches in a garter stitch pattern, thus knitting them in every row. Maintain the position of the marker throughout.
First row of the chart: Slip first stitch purlwise, k4 sts, place marker (this is right edge), 5k,work stitches that are within bold black border three times, then work the rest of the chart to the last 5 stitches, place marker, knit the rest of the stitches (last five stitches of the chart are your left edge).
Work rows 1- 32 of the chart 11 times.
Work row 1 and 2 once more.
Work the border once again: Work four ridges of garter stitch. Slipping first stitch of every row pulrwise with working yarn in the front.
Weave in ends. Thoroughly wet and pin out piece to dry, using blocking wires. 

Here you can read more about Estonian lace. 


  1. Очень красивый палантин!

  2. Congratulations Lidochka :-)) Lovely shawl :-))

  3. Lidia, this is lovely, thank you for the pattern. It is so nice you used that dimond stitch.

  4. Шаль бесподобная у Вас родилась- очень нежная и элегантная !!Спасибо за описание, Лидия, большое, пребольшое!

  5. спасибо за узор! руки прям чешутся начать.

  6. Лида, спасибо за описание (я прям уже заждалась)!!! сейчас подлечусь и примусь воплощать.

  7. Лидочка, еще раз хочу выразить восхищение твоим творчеством. Чудесная красота. Спасибо за описание, очень надеюсь сотворить что-то подобное.

  8. This is incredibly beautiful! Part of my passion for knitting is in collecting patterns (isn't that true for all of us??), and I have to say that this one has zoomed up to the top of my what-to-knit-next list. Thank you!

  9. Какая красота!!!! Я просто преклоняюсь перед таким умением так шикарно вязать!!!!


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