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My username is LouiseTilbrook and my website is louisetilbrookdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/

My passion for knitting socks has finally spilled over into sock pattern design.

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Autumn Crocus

from Louise Tilbrook Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Autumn Crocus
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • basic lace
  • make 1 r/l

Pattern Description:

Autumn Crocus is a fun, relaxing shawl designed to use a sock weight yarn with limited yardage of less than 400 yards paired with a contrast yarn from your sockweight leftovers. Fun and frugal - the perfect combination.

Knit from the top down there is plenty of soothing stocking stitch and a simple but effective garter stitch and lace panel repeated at intervals.

Once the main body the shawl is complete, the lace border is worked with no further stitch repeats - making for a stress-free end to your project.

As pictured in the sample, the shawl measures a generous 49" wide and 20" deep.

The shawl was inspired by the Where-I-Live Craft-a-along and reflects the fact that Saffron Walden where I live was named for it's fields of crocus' - the saffron harvest being a chief source of income for the growing medieval market town.


20st to 4"


  • 600yds fingering weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • 3.5mm 100cm circular needle
  • cable needle (if required)

Suggested yarn:

600 yards of Fingering weight