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I've been a 'crafter' all my life, and especially enjoy fiber arts. My first professional design was published in 2005, and since then I've had my designs published in knit.wear, Knitscene, Creative ...

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Atoll Shawl

from Desert Rose Fiber Arts
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Atoll Shawl
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • yarn overs
  • k2tog & ssk decreases
  • purl

Pattern Description:

"Atoll Shawl" is a generously sized, half-hex shaped shawl that stays on your shoulders. A simple lace panel accents each of the three 'hex' sections, and forms the deep lace border. Using a crochet chain bind off keeps the lower edge soft and easy to block.

Light weight yet warm - closed with a shawl pin or wrapped like a scarf - this is a shawl you'll wear often. It even works well used as for a head & neck covering! (I find myself doing this a lot with my shawls, rather than wearing a hat.)

"Atoll Shawl" was inspired by the gentle waves that caresses a lagoon. It is the first of four shawls in my Earth's Elements Series. Using just St st and a simple lace stitch pattern, Atoll makes a perfect first lace project, while being interesting enough for more advanced knitters.


20 sts and 31 rows = 4 inches in St st
A minor difference in gauge will not affect the success of this project, although it may affect the yarn requirements.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 102 inches around outer edge x 22 inches deep at center


  • 820 yds/7 oz fingering weight yarn
  • US 5 (3.75mm) 40-inch circular needle
  • US 6 (4.0mm) 40-inch circular needle
  • *40-inch circular needles are used to accommodate the number of sts, the shawl can be started with a shorter length
  • G/7 (4.5mm) crochet hook

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

820 yards of Fingering weight

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