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Clarus Pattern


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Knitting: Clarus
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, lace stitches, follow a pattern

Pattern Description:

Clarus is worked top down and is constructed of 2 symmetrical triangles separated by a center lace panel. The lace motif is the same throughout the body of the shawl so once you get the hang of the pattern over a smaller number of stitches you are good to go. The gently ruffled border is worked seamlessly off the body of the shawl. Clarus is written in two different sizes, for two different weight yarns... possibilities abound!

Fingering Weight Version (Small)-
Shalimar Breathless (75% SUPERWASH merino/ 15% cashmere/ 10% silk; 4 oz [115 g]/ 420 yards [384 m]) 1 skein
Lace Weight Version (Large)-
Handmaiden Marrakesh (70% silk/30% camel; 3.5 oz [100 g] / 765 yds [700 m]) 1 skein


Fingering- 22 sts/30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, unblocked
Lace- 26 sts/32 rows= 4 inches in stockinette stitch, unblocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small (Large) approx. 54 inches wide at top x 22 inches long at center (approx. 67 inches wide at top x 26 inches long at center)


  • Small Version (Large Version)
  • 420 (625) yards Fingering or Lace Weight Yarn
  • Lace Weight- US size 4 [3.5 mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Fingering Weight- US size 6 [4 mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • Markers- 4 Color A, 24 (36) Color B

About Designer

About Designer

Laura Nelkin on

Laura Nelkin lives in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time to be indoors knitting. Though she has a degree in apparel design, she took to knitting years ago and hasn't looked back since. Laura is currently enamored with lace, and with incorporating beads into knitted jewelry, so most of her designs lean in this direction. She travels often to teach these ...

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