When travelling, what could be a better project than a super-simple shawl with a pretty lace edging? The Simple Lines shawl, by the designer who goes by “maanel” on Ravelry, was the perfect design for a recent trip to the Northwest. The Baah LaJolla yarn was a dream to work with, and the color is just right to go with a dress I’ll wear to an upcoming wedding.

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The main section is very easy – great for knitting in airports and rental cars, I found.

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The lace edging was deceptively simple, too.

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I did make one addition to the pattern. The lace edge, being mostly stockinette, wanted to curl. By adding a few rows of garter on either side of an eyelet row, the edge now lies flat. In case you’d like to add the edging for your own version of the shawl, here’s how I changed the pattern:

Row 18: Knit across.
Row 19: Work eyelet row, including increases.
Row 20: Knit across.
Row 21: Knit across
Row 22: Elastic bind off.

Here’s how I blocked the added rows, pinning each stockinette diamond shape into a point, then adding another pin to stretch out the eyelets I added:

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This turned out to be one of my favorite shawls – it was relaxing to knit and I love wearing it.