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Derwentwater Pattern


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Knitting: Derwentwater
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic knitting stitches: Knit, purl, yarn over, knit 2 together, purl 3 together, slip stictch, passslip stitch over

Pattern Description:

This pattern is designed as a beginners shawl combining a simple 2 stitch 4 row textured pattern repeat with a 9 stitch 8 row lace repeat. The pattern is easy to remember and work, making it a quick knit for more experienced knitters.

The pattern is provided with full written instructions and charted pattern repeats.

It is named after Derwentwater in the Lake District, England and the stich patterns represent the ripples of the water on the lake and the peaks of the surrounding hills.


23st x 34 rows = 10x10cm/4x4inches in main
pattern repeat on 4mm (US6) needles after

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Wingspan - 52 inches/134cm
  • Drop down central spine - 18inches/46cm


  • US6 - 4mm needles
  • 4ply/fingering yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • 3 removable stitchmarkers (optional)
  • tapestry needle for sewing in ends

Suggested yarn:

436 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Eden Cottage BFL sock


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About Designer

About Designer

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Tess Young lives in the north west of England with her partner, 2 rescue dogs and 2 rescue cats. These companions enrich her life immeasurably, bringing great joy and plenty of exasperation; she’ll leave you to decide which brings which. For their part they often see Tess disappearing into her stash of yarn, vintage patterns, textiles and haberdashery, often to the sound of ‘ah’ ‘ooh’ and ‘argh’ ...

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