Knitting pattern: Candy Stripe Shawl

The Candy Stripe Shawl is a triangular bottom-up shawl. It has it’s name due to the striped i-cord along its top edge. The lace border consisting of playful tassels and the striped body makes this a delightful design to brighten up your mood and warm your neck. The Candy Stripe Shawl comes in two sizes: The small neck-kerchief size knits up very quickly and is perfect under jackets or coats to keep out the wind without adding bulk. The large shawl is big enough to cuddle up in and also a lovely gift to someone else or yourself.

The pattern has photo tutorials for parts of the lace and for grafting the ends together.


Lace to Fingering weight yarn.

Size S shown in Isager Tvinni (100% merino, 255m/280yds per 50g skein) in colour 13 (beige/colour A) and colour 21 (brick red/colour B).

Size L shown in Rellana Lace (53% wool, 47% acrylic, 400m/437yds per 50g ball) in green-colori/colour A and Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace (100% merino, 390m/426yds per 50g ball) in sage/colour B.


18 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10cm / 4 x 4” in stockinette stitch before blocking. Getting gauge is not crucial but will affect the size of the finished shawl and the yardage needed.


Size S - approx. 155m / 170yds of colour A & 77m / 85yds of colour B.

Size L - approx. 305m / 333yds of colour A & 150m / 162yds of colour B.


S (L): approx. 125 (175)cm / 50 (69)" wide and 40 (55)cm / 16 (21.5)" deep


4mm & 5mm (US sizes 6 & 8) circular needles at least 60cm long.


11 (17) stitch markers, small needle or safety pin for wrapping, pins for blocking, tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Required Skills

You should be able to: knit, purl, knit and purl through the back loop, do yarn overs, knit and purl 2 stitches together in various ways and slip stitches.

The pattern has photo tutorials for parts of the lace and for grafting the ends together.

Skill Level


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