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About the designer

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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Cleves Shawl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cleves Shawl
Cleves Shawl
Cleves Shawl
Cleves Shawl
Cleves Shawl
Cleves Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • yarn over
  • ssk
  • k2tog
  • sk2p

Pattern Description:

CLEVES is the second piece in a series of shawls and wraps inspired by the lives of the six wives of Henry VIII.
This triangular shawl is designed with a field of flowers encased in diamonds, exploding into free flowing leaves, diamonds and flowers at the bottom border.
Cleves is knit from the center neck down to the bottom edge.
Instructions are given on making the shawl smaller or larger, and it can be made with either lace or fingering weight yarn.

The pattern is both written and fully charted, with many photographs.


1 repeat of rows 9 - 14 of Chart A = approx. 2 inches (blocked)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • approximately 27" x 60" after blocking


  • 440 yards fingering weight OR
  • 440 yards laceweight
  • US 6 circular needles at least 32" long (for fingering weight)
  • US 5 circular needles at least 32" long (for laceweight)
  • 4 stitch markers (optional)
  • tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)
  • rust proof blocking wires, pins.

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