Beanstalk Shawl

Beginning with only a few stitches, columns of gracefully-curved leaves sprout from the edge of the Beanstalk Shawl, forming its triangular shape and climbing towards the bind-off edge. The shawl’s crisply textured lace includes increases and decreases on every row, but with the use of stitch markers between repeats the 6-row leaf pattern soon becomes rhythmic and satisfying.

Skills & Techniques

  • Working lace increases and decreases on RS and WS rows

  • Knitting and purling through the back loop

  • Charts and written instructions are both provided in full

Materials Needed

  • 2 skeins of Maniototo Wool Rough Ridge 4 ply (90% Merino cross wool, 10% coloured Polwarth wool; 394yds/360m per 100g skein), or 753yds/688m of fingering-weight yarn

  • US 6 / 4 mm circular needles (or needle size that gives you the right gauge)

  • 10 stitch markers

  • A needle for weaving in the ends

  • Blocking pins and wires (optional but recommended)

Finished Measurements

  • Relaxed after blocking: 65”/165cm wingspan, and 31”/79cm depth

  • The shawl can be enlarged by working additional repeats of the main section/chart (with extra yarn).