Meltwater shawl

Meltwater shawl

The interlocking pattern in the Meltwater shawl is inspired by the diamond window panes in the Gherkin building, as it is familiarly known, in the City of London.

The pattern for Meltwater is available to purchase here as a printed pattern or as part of a kit. Alternatively, you can purchase it as a digital pdf download from the Being Knitterly Ravelry store.

This pattern is available in two versions: there’s one written for those who knit left-handed as well as the standard one for those who knit right-handed.

If you purchase the printed pattern and would like the pattern for knitting left-handed please say so in your order notes at check out.

See below for further details.


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The Meltwater shawl has narrow garter stitch borders, followed by a deep panel in the trellis lace stitch pattern. This merges into the solid diamond stitch pattern, before merging back into the final trellis lace stitch panel. A crochet cast-on is used so that the cast-on and cast-off edges look the same.


1200 m | 1300 yds in a heavy lace-weight.
Some silk content will help the wrap drape.

Needles & accessories

Always use a needle/hook size that will result in the correct tension after washing and blocking the knitted fabric. Suggested needle/hook sizes are:

4.00 mm | UK8 | US6 (or size to obtain gauge) straight or circular knitting needles.
4.00 mm | UK8 | USG-6 crochet hook.
Cable needle.

Sample details

The Meltwater shawl is shown knitted using Debonnaire Yarns, Monarch in Peacock (heavy lace; 80% extra-fine Merino; 20% silk; 600 m | 656 yds per 100 g skein); 2 x 100 g skeins.

Gauge | Tension

Measure stitch and row tension after washing and blocking.

28 sts and 40 rows to 10 cm | 4 inches over trellis lace stitch pattern.
30 sts and 40 rows to 10 cm | 4 inches over diamond stitch pattern.

Note: the shawl will be slightly narrower over the diamond stitch pattern section.


Finished width: 39 cm | 15¼ in.
Finished length: 160 cm | 63 in.

Pattern contents

The A4 pattern has 4 pages including:

  • Pattern information.
  • Abbreviations.
  • Written stitch guide for the crochet cast-on method.
  • Written and charted instructions for the stitch patterns.
  • Clear instructions for knitting the shawl.

Sample knitter: Amanda Golland.
Tech editor: Amelia Hodsdon.

Published by:

The Knitter, October 2016 (Issue 103).
Being Knitterly, November 2018 (printed pattern).
Being Kniterly, August 2020 (printed pattern and digital download).

Additional information

Weight 40 g
Dimensions 33 × 23 × 0.5 cm


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