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My name is Deborah, and I design under the name ObliviousKnits. I've been making things my whole life, mostly self-taught. I taught myself to knit about 11 years ago. I got obsessed!
I also crochet, ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Blight

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Reading Charts
  • knit
  • purl
  • yarn over
  • k2tog
  • ssk
  • sk2p
  • ktbl

Pattern Description:

Blight is a top down triangle shawl that is knit in one piece. It is a perfect one-skein project for fingering weight yarn.
The lace motif is somewhat inspired by the patterns of decay in nature - that beauty can be found anywhere, and that when it feels that nothing is left - there is still some room for hope (represented by tiny flowers in the edging).

The shawl can be made bigger or smaller by knitting more or less repeats of Chart B (additional yarn will be necessary if making it larger). The size can also be changed by changing yarn/needle size, (In lace weight yarn on 5s, DK weight on 8s, etc).

This pattern is fully charted. Experience knitting from charts is necessary.


Not essential to this pattern.
The sample as written was: 1 repeat of Chart B is approximately 2.5" square, relaxed after blocking.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 24" by 60" relaxed after blocking.
  • The shawl can be adapted by knitting more repeats.


  • 1 skein 100g/437yd Fingering weight yarn
  • US 6 circular needles - 32" long

You Will Also Need:

  • blocking supplies
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • stitch marker