Boon Lay

Boon Lay (aka Jamie’s Shawl): generous proportions and a spectacular billowing border

Boon Lay (aka Jamie’s Shawl) is the big sister of both Tiong Bahru and Serangoon and, like them, came into being in Singapore. Hence their names.
This is a generous and elegant, crescent-y shawl that ends in a spectacular border of billowing flowers & fans.
Three additional lace motifs and two different mesh patterns create an interesting interplay of textures along the way.


The pattern has instructions for two sizes.

Large (the shawl pictured): 170 x 85 cm (67″ x 33″)
Smaller: 158 x 66 cm (62″ x 26″)

  • Boon Lay begins with my version of a Shawl Tab
  • A 4-row lacy edging is knitted along
    with the shawl
  • The main mesh is so called true lace
    (patterned on both sides)
  • The first mesh and the other three
    motifs are for the most part patterned
    only on the Right Side (that is, the Wrong Side features purled rest rows)


Approx yarn requirements

Large: 1500 m (the sample required 1315 m) of Wollmeise Lace-Garn in the colour Grünfink
(and a scrap of contrast yarn for the turquouise stripe in the colour: All Inclusive)

Small: 750 m of Gossamer Web Firebird in the colour Klingon Bloodwine.

Optional: Size 8 Beads for the cast off/bind off

The instructions are written for how to interpret and work the charts for both sizes, Large and Small.
Please note: There are no row by row written instructions, except for Chart 1. This has been written out to get you confidently started.

Useful tutorials linked to in the pattern

Åsa’s Shawl Tab
Stretchy Cast Off
Winding Cast On

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