Tulip Lea Shawl
Tulip Lea Shawl
Tulip Lea Shawl
Tulip Lea Shawl
Tulip Lea Shawl
Tulip Lea Shawl
Tulip Lea Shawl
Tulip Lea Shawl
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Inspired by the flower for which it was named, the Tulip Lea Shawl features asymmetric shaping accentuated by a wide border of tulip blossoms nestled between a pair of diminutive cables. The body of the shawl is an easy, columnar lace pattern bringing to mind row upon row of parrot tulip blossoms swaying in the breeze. Worked in a fingering weight yarn, this shawl is light and airy, but with just enough warmth to keep a sudden cool breeze at bay.

Producing a generously sized shawl as written, this pattern is also easily customized for additional sizes by working more or fewer repeats of the pattern stitch. Shawl is adaptable to being worked in different yarn weights as well.

Gauge is not critical, but keep in mind that altering the size or working with a different gauge and/or yarn will change your yarn requirements as well as your finished dimensions. Please make sure you have sufficient yarn!



NOTE: This original design pattern is the copyrighted property of Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits, and is intended for the personal use of the original purchaser only. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern (in whole or in part) without express written permission from Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit to reduce the potential for error.


Finished, blocked shawl measures approx 77” (196 cm) long at neck edge and approx 30” (76 cm) in depth at offset point. Bottom edges measure approx 41” (104 cm) and 65” (165 cm) respectively.


The pattern is fully charted, but also includes complete written directions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.


22 sts/32 rows to 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) in small columnar lace pattern stitch, blocked.

Shawl is worked from the right wingspan tip to the left bottom bind off edge.

To work this pattern, you will need to know:

  • Knit and purl stitches
  • Increase and decrease stitches – KFB, YO, RLITW, K2TOG, SSK
  • Cable stitches – 2/2 LC
  • Slipped stitches
  • Twisted stitches – KTBL, PTBL
  • Vikkel braid (instructions included)
  • Icelandic bind off (instructions included)

Blocking is especially essential for a successful finished project with this pattern.


815 – 858 yards (745 – 785 m) of fingering weight yarn.


US 5 (3.75 mm) 32” (80 cm) circular
Or any size needed to obtain correct gauge and length to suit number of stitches.


Tapestry/blunt yarn needle

  • Pattern: Tulip Lea Shawl
  • Yarn Used In Sample: Malabrigo Sock, Colorway: Light of Love
  • Publication Date: June, 2016
  • Current Version: v060516