La vie est belle


As my brain rewires with my EMDR therapy, I find I’m a lot more present and grateful for what I have in my life. I’ve started taking more joy in the little things. I’ve slowed down a lot, instead of keeping myself in a state of “GO GO GO” as a distraction from bad situations I had in my life, I allow myself to stop and take in the world around me. To appreciate the unique and diverse people I have in my life. I’ve also started enjoying my misfit nature, no longer bullying myself for not fitting in or pressuring myself to fit in. I like being my weird little self! It’s like my blinders have been taken off, and I now see how beautiful the life around me truly is.

La vie est belle (Life is Beautiful) is a top-down crescent-shaped shawl that beautifully blends elegant lace stitches to create a captivatingly engaging knit.

Should a larger shawl be desired, as lace-weight skeins can vary in yardage, notes for a larger shawl have been provided.

Worked flat, La vie est belle contains written directions, charts, and is broken down into comprehensive sections. The pattern includes detailed instructions for the techniques used and a handy-dandy progress tracker to help you keep track of your row and stitch counts.

La vie est belle is available in French, German, & English.

Skill Level

Materials List
• US5 (3.75 mm) 40” (102 cm) circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge
• Tapestry needle
• Progress keeper or locking stitch marker (optional)
• 845 yds (773 m) lace weight yarn

Suggested Yarn
Colorista – Indulgence Dentelle
50% Merino 50% Silk
875 yds (800 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
Colorway: Soupir

24 stitches by 28 rows in stockinette stitch = 4”/ 10 cm on US5 (3.75 mm) metal needles, after blocking.

Finished Measurements
Approximately 72”/ 183 cm across the wingspan, 30”/ 76 cm deep after blocking.

NOTE ABOUT LOW VISION FORMAT A large print/low visibility English version of this pattern is available in this download, with 22pt print in Arial. The large print/low visibility pattern contains written directions only; there are no charts or schematics. This document was accessibility checked by MS Word and works with the read-aloud function as well.

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