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I have been knitting on and off since my teens, but became somewhat obsessed with it in 2007. I love squishy wools for the short, mild Los Angeles winters, and like cottons and blends for the rest ...

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50 Shades Shawl

from Brenda Castiel Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : 50 Shades Shawl
50 Shades Shawl
50 Shades Shawl
50 Shades Shawl
50 Shades Shawl
50 Shades Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Lace knitting
  • Increase, decrease

Pattern Description:

This cozy wearable wrap is in the shape of a V with the point cut off. It's better than a rectangular stole for wrapping around your shoulders, yet easier than crescents or half circle shapes.

It starts with a lace edging, then decreases are used to create the angles that make the shape. There are lacy bands of different textures that will show off the gradient yarn, since different lace textures will also be different colors.

There are lace designs such as the fir tree lace, rows of eyelets, and a tulip motif (see swatch) There are stockinette stitch and garter stitch bands too, for some restful knitting.

Optional beads are included in the design.
There are both written and charted instructions.

Solid, semi-solid or gradient yarn
Wool or wool-silk blend
About 390 (425) yds/375 (415) m are required.

If using 2 colors (as shown), MC uses about 300 (345) yds, CC uses 110 (120) yds.


20 sts to 4 in/10 cm

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Shawlette Size, and Large Size
  • 55 (65) inches/138 (162) cm along lower edge, about 17 (20) inches/43 (50) cm wide


  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
  • US size 6/4.0 mm needles
  • Fingering weight yarn, 390-425 yds/375-415m

You Will Also Need:

  • Optional: beads

Suggested yarn:

390 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madeline Tosh, Fleece Artist, Desert Vista Dyeworks