Razor Shell Knit Lace Shawl FREE Pattern

Razor Shell Knit Lace Shawl FREE Pattern
by Kristin Omdahl

Knit from the bottom up, the first rows are daunting but with the decrease rows they just get faster and faster! The garter stitch ruffle has a beautiful flounce to it, and the vertical lines of the lace pattern burst into a fan with the cleverly placed decreases in pattern. The bamboo shines like silk and drapes so beautifully. Wear it to your fanciest of holiday parties!

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(1) hank Be So Fine Yarn; 100% bamboo; 650 yards per 4oz; Million Dollar Red.
US6 (4mm) knitting needles, preferably 24”+ circular
yarn needle
stitch markers

Gauge: not critical for this project

Finished size: 66” wide x 32” long, after blocking

Stitch Abbreviations: (co) cast on; (k) knit; (k2tog) knit 2 stitches together; (k5tog) knit 5 stitches together; (p) purl; (pm) place marker; (s2kp) slip 2 together, knit 1, pass 2 slipped stitches over; (ssk) slip slip knit together; (sm) slip marker.


CO 630 sts.

Work 12 rows in garter stitch (knit every row).

Work 1 decrease row: k2tog across. — 315 sts


NOTE: maintain first and last 8 sts of every row in garter stitch

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7: k8, pm (place marker), (k1, yo, k9, s2kp, k9, yo, k1, pm) x13, k8. — 315 sts

Row 2 (and all even numbered rows): k8, purl across to last 8 sts: k8.

Row 9: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k7, ssk, s2kp, k2tog, k7, yo, k1, sm)x13, k8. — 289 sts

Rows 11, 13, 15, 17: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k8, s2kp, k8, yo, k1)x13, k8. — 289 sts

Rows 19: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k6, ssk, s2kp, k2tog, k6, yo, k1)x13, k8. — 263 sts

Rows 21, 23, 25, 27: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k7, s2kp, k7, yo, k1) x13, k8. — 263 sts

Row 29: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k5, ssk, s2kp, k2tog, k5, yo, k1) x13, k8. — 237 sts

Rows 31, 33, 35, 37: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k6, s2kp, k6, yo, k1) x13, k8. — 237 sts

Row 39: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k4, ssk, s2kp, k2tog, k4, yo, k1) x13, k8. — 211 sts

Rows 41, 43, 45, 47: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k5, s2kp, k5, yo, k1) x13, k8. — 211 sts

Row 49: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k3, ssk, s2kp, k2tog, k3, yo, k1) x13, k8. — 185 sts

Rows 51, 53, 55: k8, sm (k1, yo, k4, s2kp, k4, yo, k1) x13, k8. — 185 sts

Row 57: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k2, ssk, s2kp, k2tog, k2, yo, k1) x13, k8. — 159 sts

Rows 59, 61, 63: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k3, s2kp, k3, yo, k1) x13, k8. — 159 sts

Row 65: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k1, ssk, s2kp, k2tog, k1, yo, k1) x13, k8. — 133 sts

Rows 67, 69, 71: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k2, s2kp, i2, yo, k1) x13, k8. — 133 sts

Row 73: k8, sm, (k1, yo, ssk, s2kp, k2tog, yo, k1) x13, k8. — 107 sts

Rows 75, 77, 79: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k1, s2kp, k1, yo, k1) x13, k8. — 107 sts

Row 81: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k5tog, yo, k1) x13, k8. — 81 sts

Rows 83, 85, 87: k8, sm, (k1, yo, s2kp, yo, k1) x13, k8. — 81 sts

Row 89: k8, sm, (k1, s2kp, k1) x13, k8. — 55 sts

Rows 91, 93, 95: knit across. — 55 sts

Remove stitch markers on next row.

Row 97: k8, (s2kp) x13, k8. — 29 sts

Garter Stitch Border:

Row 99: k7, k2tog, turn (skipping rem sts).

Row 100: k8.

Rep rows 99 – 100 twelve more times. When there are the first 8 sts on one needle and the last 8 sts on the other needle, with no remaining center stitches, BO all sts using 3 needle bind off technique.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends. Hand wash, block to finished measurements and let dry.

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13 thoughts on “Razor Shell Knit Lace Shawl FREE Pattern

  1. Ifigenia H. says:

    Hello Kristin,

    I love this shawl and I have started knitting it. I do have a question though on the k5tog since I have happily come up to row 81! How exactly do you do it?

    I thought that working it as: slip 2 knitwise, knit 3 together, pass the 2 slipped ones over the knitted ones would keep in line (in a visually pleasing way) with the pattern decreaces of the previous rows. Is that the correct way of going about it?

    Thanks a lot in advance for your reply,
    Ifigenia H.

  2. Graceann says:

    Please, please, please tell me you have more shawls that are constructed this way, and where I can find them? This is the most fun I’ve had working on a project since I learned to knit. I adored watching that stitch count drop.

  3. Laura Stockings says:

    Hi I have just completed this as my first ever shawl. I haven’t blocked it yet but it has still turned out considerably smaller than expected. I followed the pattern exactly. Does your one have repeats to make it larger? I know that when it is blocked it will be bigger but there is absolutely no way it will stretch to the size of yours. What did I do wrong? I’m admittedly very disappointed at the size mine has turned out to be which is a shame because I otherwise love it.

    • Kristin Omdahl says:

      I believe you asked this question somewhere else, too, and we determined you used a much smaller needle size than the pattern called for and used a different yarn with a different fiber content. Blocking a swatch and measuring for gauge before beginning a project – especially when substituting yarn and needle size – is a great way to see if your project will become the size you desire.

    • Kristin Omdahl says:

      Hi Ria, Thanks for contacting me! Are you referring to row 99? The k2tog is worked with a border stitch and a live stitch from the shawl together. In essence you are eating away at the live stitches of the shawl (or binding them off as you grow the edge stitches. Does that make sense? Please email me at projectkristincares@gmail.com for more support. I will add this pattern to my list of requests for new videos.

  4. Diana Head says:

    I have been asked to make this shawl for bridesmaids – to keep them warm in a cool church. Do I have your permission to make several just for them please? They won’t be for sale, I don’t have a business and will only need money to cover the yarn costs.

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