Ooh La Lace Shawlette

A life-long love affair with all things French is the inspiration for this lacy edged shawlette. The knitting begins at the lower edge with waves of lace like a can-can dancer’s frilly petticoat, and continues with a row of iconic Eiffel Towers. This crescent shawlette is shaped with simple short rows, and finished with a garter stitch eyelet border at the upper edge. Ooh la la!

ooh la lace bronze

This design was the May 2013 offering of the Twisted Shawlette Club. Paris in May, indeed!

ooh la lace bronze 2

The crescent is shaped with simple short rows. No wrapping at the turns is required.


The pattern offers two sizes, and uses one 100 gm/420 yard skein of luxury fingering weight yarn. Larger size is shown in Knitted Wit Shine, colorway Brown Sugar. Smaller size is shown in Blissful Knits BFL Silk Sock, colorway Platinum. Gauge is 22 stitches per 4 inches in stockinette stitch; I used a US size 5 needle. Charts and line by line instructions for the lace pattern are included.

This pattern is available as a pdf file through Ravelry.com; payment is through PayPal and it’s an automatic download. Just click the ”buy now” button and you’ll be guided through the process.

This pattern is also available through my Payhip store, link here.

lace butterfly

Ooh la la! Dreaming of Paris…

3 responses to “Ooh La Lace Shawlette

  1. Pingback: Ooh La Lace! Shawlette pattern sale | PDXKnitterati

  2. Does this pattern require picking up stitches?

    • Hi, Kath: No picked up stitches at all. It begins at the bottom edge with a long cast on. You work the lacy pattern, and then stockinette with a series of short rows to make the body of the shawl curve upwards. Don’t worry about the short rows; there is nothing tricky about these. No wrap and turn or anything like that, just turning around and going in the other direction. Cheers, Michele

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