April 13, 2015


“Ordo” – a new brain bending shawl pattern

Ordo - a new shawl pattern

knit lace shawl

brain bending knitted shawls

Order and chaos.
Order created from chaos.
Chaos facilitating order.
One begins – the other follows.
The two swirling around each other.

Two strands of yarn,
twisting around each other,
creating a whole new color.

Intertwining paths,
built with negative space,
splitting, intersecting, looping back around.

‘Ordo’ is Latin for “order, rank, or class.”

Order begets chaos. Chaos begets order.

Add a stitch. Create a hole. Make some lace.

Ordo - a knitted shawl

The Important Pattern Details:

Yarn: 1,750 yards of lace weight yarn; 2 skeins of Toil & Trouble’s “Filament (Merino Silk Lace)” colorways: ‘Smoke Signals’ & ‘Apollo’

Two strands of lace weight yarn (one strand of each colorway) are held together throughout the shawl. This gives you a marled fabric, and at the same time, lets you use a not so itty bitty needle.

Needles: US 5s (3.75mm) 40″ circular needles; larger needles for binding off

Notions: stitch markers (8); tapestry/yarn needle

Gauge: 20 stitches & 34 rounds = 4 inches (10 cm) with smaller needle, in washed and blocked stockinette stitch

Dimensions: 40 inches (101.5 cm) blocked diameter

Skills Used: reading charts; casting on; knitting; k2tog, ssk, yo, k3tog, k3togtbl; binding off; weaving in ends; blocking lace

Please note that this lace stitch pattern is charted only.

lace shawl

Queue and purchase the pattern here on Ravelry.

knitted lace shawl pattern

Here’s the Ravelry link.