bem-me-quer shawl has been published

bem-me-quer it’s a textured shawl knitted bottom-up with a lace edging resembling daisies. Inspired by the popular children’s play “bem-me-quer, malmequer” (with many possible translations - love me, love me not/ forget me, forget me not/ wish me, wish me not) where a daisy, petal by petal, reveals you if your love is corresponded or not…

bem-me-quer as shown used 472.7m (517 yds) of Malabrigo lace yarn, (merino wool, 2ply - sunset colorway)

The main body is worked with short-rows creating a lovely crescent shape and the upper section is also worked in lace adding extra interest to this romantic and very spring like knit.

This pattern is also available as part of my new e-book Primavera: a progressive Eco-friendly e-book with 5 original shawl designs.

More info:

Materials: approx 468.4 m - 538.6 m (512.3- 589.1 yds) of lace yarn; size 4 mm (US 6) circular needles, size 5.5 mm (US 9) for CO, tapestry needle; pins for blocking; stitch markers (optional)

Level: Advanced - requires experience with lace knitting, unusual stitches, short rows and managing a large number of stitches on certain rows.

Skills needed: K, YO, Dyo, K2tog, Ssk, K6tog, M3, elongated sts, knitted CO, short-rows (using the Yarn over method – explained into pattern), BO. A few more special sts, also explained into pattern - I added a tutorial. Wet block the shawl and woven in ends.

Pattern format: Both written instructions (line by line) and charts ( for the set-up and lace patterns – but not for the short rows) are provided.

bem-me-quer pattern

Primavera e-book
 (5 shawls designs)

Many thanks to the test group


  1. Cara Ines venho elogiar seu trabalho são simplesmente divinos .
    Fico encantada com a beleza desse em especial Bem-me- quer porem gostaria de saber se o mesmo tem em português. E se possível gostaria de entender o que seria o DYO ? Deixo meu Email caso você queria responder cilpires48@gmail.com
    Um beijos Cecilia

    1. Muito obrigada Cecília! De momento este modelo ainda não foi traduzido para Português, estando disponível apenas na Língua Inglesa.
      DYO significa "double yarn over" - laçada dupla - em vez de se fazer apenas uma laçada na agulha, faz-se duas. Espero ter ajudado,