The Langebaan shawl is a beginner-compatible lace project with a lace pattern that works without complicated knitting charts.
Why this name? In Langebaan I made my first experiences with kite surfing. I just went back and forth. And so shall this pattern you open up the world of lace knitting. Simply back and forth.
The slightly asymmetrically shaped triangular shawl is knitted sideways. Because the knitting starts at one end, you can stop anytime and bind off. A perfect project to relax in between more complicated ones, but also very suitable for beginners and new knitters.
I chose a single ply silk yarn, which shows perfectly the open lace stitch.
Anna & Juan Tussah wild Silk, 100 % silk (400 m per 100 g)
• 1 skein in „Färbermaulbeer“
100 g / 400 m / 437 yards used for the sample
When substituting the yarn, I recommend using a sport-weight yarn. Though the original yardage is like fingering-weight, it behaves like a sport-weight yarn.
- 5.0 mm / US # 8 circular needles, or size to obtain gauge
19 sts and 27 rows = 10cm / 4“ in stockinette stitch, after blocking
- tapestry needle
You can adjust the size of the shawl by repeating the last rows a few times more or less. Make sure you have 2-3 times of the width of the shawl yarn left, to finish the bind off.
- knit stitches
- yarn over
The knitting pattern comes in written instructions (no charts).