The ShirleShawl App allows the knitter to design gently curved shape of the body of a shawl using a lace edging knit in a straight strip and using a provisional cast on. The stitches are picked up from the provisional cast on of the completed lace strip. The body is knit from bottom to top using short rows.
Creating a shawl with this app allows you to:
Select your preferred yarn and needle size.
Choose a preferred body stitch to use for the shawl. Swatch needed.
Choose a lace pattern whether knit top to bottom, sideways [aka knit edgings] or the rarer bottom to top lace. Repeat swatch needed.
Select a Lace Pattern from the Cloud using the Lace Selection View
Enter specific parameters [numbers] based on the gauge, needle size, lace height, desired width and height for a custom designed curved shawl.
Incorporate the knitter's selected lace pattern into the curved shawl.
The App will calculate the number of stitches and rows needed to complete the body of the shawl as designed. The App does not design the lace. It does determine the number of Lace repeats and the number of provisional cast ons for the Lace.
The App provides several Lace designs available in the Cloud.
View a graphic left side layout the knitter designs to create the curved shawl. iPad only
View a mirrored graphic image of the total shawl shape.
After entering the parameters the knitter can create a shawl, in a single step, using the Create Shawl Action
Save, reopen, review and re-save or delete multiple shawl designs and versions.
Print, view or email a list of row-by-row directions for the knitting the body of the shawl.
Email, Message or AirDrop an XML file of a shawl design to another knitter using the app OR email or AirDrop a copy to themselves to save as a backup of the design. Receive a design from another knitter.
Read A XML Shawl Design File from the Cloud.
Follow a shawl tutorial to get started.
View examples of finished shawls created with the app in the HelpView examples document or by going to our support site The support site also contains links to demonstration videos.

What’s New

Version 1.7

Reorganized The ShirleShawl view and added Quick start directions. Renamed it Shirle Shawl Home View
Added Quick Start Directions to the Lace View.
Added Quick Start Directions to the Lace & Shawl Images View.
Removed the Update Current Shawl button in the Lace View. It now always updates the Current Shawl on Exit if one is present.
Renamed the Display View Debug View and removed the Directions button. Directions are now generated in the Report View.
Added a Shawl section to the Report View.
Fixed bugs and cleaned up code.
Removed the Lace Option 2.


Shirle Bedient
25.8 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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