Lyra Shawl


Do you ever gift a shawl to a non-knitter, only to see them wearing it with the wrong side on the outside?

Thankfully, Lyra is a fully reversible shawl, making it gift-proof for your favorite knit-worthy friends who may not always remember the right side.


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Lyra – Lyra is a triangular shawl that’s worked sideways along the bias. The shawl increases by 3 stitches every 4 rows, giving it that classic boomerang shape. We have graded this pattern for 3 sizes, but it is ridiculously easy to modify should you wish for other sizes or yarn weights, giving you a range of versatility and options for your shawl.

Worked flat, this shawl pattern contains written directions and charts. A link to a handy-dandy progress tracker is included to help you with your row and stitch counts should you need it.

This shawl pattern shines well with solid, semi-solid, lightly variegated, or speckled yarns. Picking an appropriate yarn for this project will ensure the yarn and the pattern are not in competition with one another, rather, they’re working together to create something magical.

This pattern is available in our Standard formatting. Low-visibility and screen-reader-accessible versions of this pattern are available with this pattern purchase. The low-visibility format is 24pt print in Arial, black font, no italics, and contains written directions (there are no charts to work from). The screen reader format has all the items mentioned above, contains no abbreviations, and accessibility was checked by the read-aloud function on both a Windows PC and Android device.


Skill Level



Size Information

Small [Medium, Large]


Finished Measurements

60 [73, 86]” / 152.5 [185.5, 218.5] cm across the wingspan, 24 [29.25, 34.5]” / 61 [74.5, 87.5] cm deep, after blocking. The pattern sample is in the smallest size.


Suggested Needles

US7 (4.5 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge



Tapestry needle, locking stitch marker/progress keeper


Yarn Requirements

419 [820, 1124] yds / 383 [750, 1028] m fingering weight yarn


Suggested Yarn

Crafter Gamer Geek — Fingering Weight
80% SW Bluefaced Leicester 20% Nylon
420 yds (384 m) / 4 oz (115 g)
Colour: Nekoya
Skein(s) required: 1 [2, 3]



18 stitches by 28 rows in garter stitch = 4” / 10 cm, after blocking. While gauge is not important, as the fit is not crucial, changes in gauge will result in size differences and the yardage required to complete the project.

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Additional information


Bias, Sideways, Worked Flat

Fabric Characteristics

Eyelets, Mesh, Textured


Digital Download, PDF

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