Blattkranz / Leaf Wreath

Daisy / Tausendschön





Ovale Decke / OD

Pfingstrose / Peony


Quadratische Decke / QD



Simply Peony

OD – Ovale Decke Shawl

od ovale decke shawl pattern

OD – Ovale Decke Shawl is a large deep-crescent shaped shawl based on a lesser-known Herbert Niebling pattern of the same name, Oval Doily in English. OD is worked from the top down with increases throughout the body. The original pattern is in an oval shape. I modified it into a softer deep-crescent shape. I hope to continue modifying these amazing designs into a shawl shape with well illustrated charts and clear instructions so more knitters will discover and enjoy the magic of Niebling.

OD uses approximately 437-475 yards / 400-435 meters of fingering-weight yarns for the regular version and 920-1600 yards/840-1450 meters of lace-weight yarns for the large version, as well as anything in between. The yardage is just a guide for OD is a very adaptable pattern. Knitters may elect to omit some sections thus allowing OD to be knitted in one 100-g skein (fingering or lace weight). It may also be knitted using multiple colors, a set of coordinated colors, as well as leftover yarns.

OD may be knitted with or without beads.

OD is available for purchase on the fiber site, Ravelry. You don't have to be a member. Link to Hayley's Ravelry pattern page.


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Skill Level
Medium. Charts only. Pattern does not include row-by-row written instruction.

Gauge isn't important but will determine the final size of the shawl.

This pattern is especially designed to allow knitters to have complete control over the final size of the finished shawl – from one 100g/400m fingering-weight skein to a large shawl using multiple skeins. Depending on knitting tension and yarn choice, a one-skein small shawl may end after Section F or G with a stretchy or picot bind off. A regular-size shawl may end after the Section H Vikkel Section with or without Section G. If a much larger shawl is desired, knitter may choose to end the shawl after finishing Section V, X, or Y, with or without the Section H Vikkel Section.

Lace, heavy-lace, and fingering-weight yarns are suitable using US4 / 3.5mm or US5 / 4.0mm. From 437-475 yards / 400-435 meters of fingering-weight yarns for the regular version to 920-1600 yards/840-1450 meters of lace-weight yarns for the large version, and somewhere in between depending on your choice of finished size. Finished dimensions may be adjusted by knitting fewer sections as well as by using different yarn weights and needle sizes to achieve varying gauges. Note that yarn usage will vary depending on weight of yarn and/or needle size used. See page 4 for more information as well as individual test knitter's pages starting on page 18.

This pattern is also designed to be knitted in multiple colors – a set of coordinated colors and/or leftover yarns that yield smooth transitions. See next page for more information.

Circular needles in size US3 / 3.25mm, US4 / 3.5mm, or US5 / 4.0mm (depending on yarn weight and your knitting tension), cable needle, crochet hook, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needle, T-pins, and blocking wire(s) and mat (optional).

Size 6 or 8 rounds for lace weight, size 6 rounds or size 5 triangles for fingering weight. Bead all or just some of these sections especially since the Large size has over 2000 beads!

Section A – 8
Section B – 89
Section C – 79
Section F – 315
Section G – 191
Section H – 217

Total beads – 899

Section A – 8
Section B – 89
Section C – 79
Section F – 315
Section V – 257
Section X – 619
Section Y – 367
Section Z – 417

Total beads – 2150

For more images of knitted Ovale Decke Shawl, visit Ravelry pattern page.

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Ovale Decke Shawl

This pattern is available on the fiber site, Ravelry. You do not have to be a member to download the pattern. If you are a member, it will also be added to your Ravelry library. If you are interested in this shawl, Hayley’s current/future designs, and/or just enjoy knitting with like-minded people, become a member and join our Ravelry Group, enVision – for knitters with discriminating taste for luxury yarns and exceptional patterns primarily in challenging lace designs.

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