Artifact Shawlette

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Artifact Shawlette Pattern


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Knitting: Artifact Shawlette
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and purl stitches
  • Increase and decrease stitches - yo, ssk, k2tog, k3tog, sl1 k2tog psso, p2tog
  • Twisted stitches
  • Slipped stitches
  • Short rows
  • I-cord bind-off

Pattern Description:

The Artifact Shawlette is inspired by the ancient ruins, fossils and relics that record our history and the passage of time. The shawl features a spider web lace edging reflecting how our past and future are intertwined, while both Egyptian and Celtic influences are evident in the "woven" borders and central scroll motif.

The Artifact Shawlette is worked from the bottom up using a 32" (81 cm) circular needle and features a very slight crescent shape created by a combination of short rows and uniformly placed decreases.


The pattern is fully charted, but also includes complete written directions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.

Directions for how to work short rows and I-cord bind-off are also included for those who may be new to these techniques.

The pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit to reduce the potential for error.


A worsted weight yarn with good stitch definition and little to no halo is recommended for this shawl. Slight tonal yarns work well, but highly variegated yarn will distract from the lace, the textural borders and the inset lace motif on the shawl.


19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch, unblocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One Size - Finished, blocked shawl measures approximately 52" (132 cm) wide along top edge and 16" (41 cm) long at center.


  • 3 4 oz/110 gr (200 yds/183 m) skeins of Madelinetosh Vintage (100% Superwash Merino wool) in Earl Grey.
  • US 6 (4 mm) 32" (81 cm) circular or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry/blunt yarn needle
  • Stitch markers (2)
  • T-pins
  • Blocking wires

Suggested yarn:

465 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage


Earl Grey

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

Average Review (of 1 review)
4kitties on

Excellent Artifact Shawlette Review  May 18, 2013

Instructions were complete - both written and charted. I work from charts now, but appreciated having both as I could quickly refer between the two if I wanted to double check a stitch count on the short rows.

Also, the charts as well as a short synopsis of the instructions are all on one page, so it isn't necessary to print every page of the pattern if you work from charts and want to save on expensive printer ink. I liked that and haven't seen that very often in patterns.

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About Designer

About Designer

Melissa Burke on

Growing up on a rural Southern Tier dairy farm, my family knew the value of handmade. My mother taught me to knit at an early age, and although I didn't see the value in it then, the enjoyment I received from creating something with my own hands has never left me.

My knitting patterns reflect my traditional, rural upbringing paired with a sense of taste that is becoming more and more liberated ...

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