Beeswax Shawl

Warm up your autumn or sweeten your spring with a beautiful honeycomb-textured shawl! The Beeswax Shawl features the same large-scale lace motifs as the Beeswax Scarf, transformed into a long diamond-shaped shawl. This shape allows the lace pattern to form gentle scalloped edges as you knit, which can be enhanced during blocking or straightened out if you prefer.

Skills & Techniques

  • Simple lace knitting (knit, purl, yarn-over, k2tog, ssk)

  • The shawl is worked sideways from tip to tip

  • Charts and written instructions are both provided in full

Materials Needed

  • 2 skeins of Vintage Purls Superstar (70% NZ Polwarth, 20% Tussah Silk, 10% Black NZ Merino; 415yds/380m per 100g skein), or 811 yards / 742 metres of fingering-weight yarn

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

  • A needle for weaving in the ends

  • Blocking pins and flexible wires or smooth cotton yarn (optional but recommended)

Finished Measurements

  • 74”/188cm length from end to end, and 28.25”/72cm at widest point, relaxed after blocking

  • The shawl can be enlarged by working additional repeats (with extra yarn)..