Jamberry Shawl


The Jamberry shawl is an elegant crescent-shaped shawl featuring arrowhead lace interspersed with rows of slip stitch colorwork. Jamberry can be knit with either laceweight yarn (held doubled as shown) or fingering-weight yarn (held single). See the Materials list to determine the necessary yardage for your chosen yarn.

Starting with a garter tab, the shawl is worked flat from the top down in one piece in two complementary colors; because of the detail in the Lace Sections, a solid or mostly solid colorway works best here. In the Color Sections, use a solid color for a classic look or get creative with a unique multicolored yarn for the contrasting color! Both of the Lace and Color Sections are written out and charted. To make a smaller or larger shawl as desired, simply omit or add full repeats of the Lace and Color Sections.

Please note the following for this shawl, since it is mostly lace:

  • the finished dimensions will vary depending on the extent/strength of the blocking; and
  • the exact gauge is not critical, but the finished dimensions (and the number of completed Lace Sections) may depend on your MC yardage and gauge.

Finished Measurements:

At least 71” [180 cm] wide along neck edge

At least 16½” [42 cm] deep at center neck



Laceweight yarn held doubled throughout at 470 yds [430 m] per approx 50 g [1.75 oz]:

  • 1,050 yds [960 m] for MC
  • 375 yds [345 m] for CC
  • Shown in Malabrigo Lace (100% Merino wool; 470 yds [430 m] per approx 50 g [1.75 oz]): “Pink Frost” (MC) and “Fuchsia” (CC).


Fingering-weight yarn held single throughout:

  • 625 yds [575 m] for MC
  • 175 yds [160 m] for CC

US 5 (3.75 mm) 40” [100 cm] circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge

Other notions:
Two stitch markers; yarn needle

18 stitches / 40 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Lace Patt, after blocking

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