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Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy ...

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Autumn Cozy (a shawl in cashmere)

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Autumn Cozy (a shawl in cashmere)
Autumn Cozy (a shawl in cashmere)
Autumn Cozy (a shawl in cashmere)
Autumn Cozy (a shawl in cashmere)
Autumn Cozy (a shawl in cashmere)
Autumn Cozy (a shawl in cashmere)

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • understanding of lace knitting
  • ability to understand inc while still following an eyelet pattern

Pattern Description:

Fall is in the air ... the crisp sunny days are upon us.

And this shawl is the perfect accessory for this time of year. Starting with a mere three stitches, this shawl quickly grows to warm your shoulders and hug your neck. The eyelet pattern, an abstract design, keeps the knitting interesting while the sweetheart shaping means the shawl will stay put!

Directions are both charted and row-by-row for this seasonal beauty in pure cashmere.

This design starts with a three-st garter tab (check YouTube or online for info about this start) and then continues to grow toward the hem, with two increases on each side and one either side of the center back.

Stitch markers are wonderful for making sure you're increases line up properly PM = place marker; SM = slip marker

An abstract eyelet design is done on either side of the center-back line; the directions for this eyelet pattern are charted and row-by-row.

Final dimensions (the shawl curves at the neck, due to the double increases each end):
45" from end to end
18" from back neck to point
36" along the side


20sts x 26 rws = 4" stockinette (worked flat, blocked)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 45" wide (tip to tip); 18" from back neck to back hem; 36" sides


  • approx 250 yards heavy fingering weight cashmere (or other animal fiber with a slight halo); sample used one 2oz skein of Spring Gate Farm's 100% cashmere
  • #US 8 circs -- 16- and 40-inch circs
  • stitch markers (2 or more)
  • tapestry needle to tuck in ends
  • lace pins, blocking wires, blocking boards

Suggested yarn:

250 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Spring Gate Farm