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from Holly Chayes Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Eirwen

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • casting on
  • binding off
  • knitting
  • working in the round on circulars and DPNs
  • working with two colors of yarn in stripes
  • k2tog
  • ssk
  • yo
  • sk2p
  • weaving in ends
  • binding off

Pattern Description:

Breathe. Sit. Knit.

This shawl is simple and meditative, but not boring. The lace pattern is small, easy to memorize, and easy to knit. The stockinette rows make great resting rounds and sections. The colorwork is all just stripes, so you're only ever working with one yarn at a time.

But together, the lace, the stockinette, the striping, combine to create a spectacular shawl.

Yarn Note:
MC: 950 yards (868 meters), lace weight
Shown in: Madelinetosh, "Tosh Lace"; 1 skein, 950 yards (868 meters)/skein, colorway 'citrus'
CC: 650 yards (594 meters), lace weight
Shown in: Sweet Georgia, "Merino Silk Lace"; 1 skein, 765 yards (700 meters)/skein, colorway 'dutch'


30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in washed and blocked stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 48 inches (122 cm) in diameter, blocked


  • MC: 950 yards (868 meters), lace weight
  • CC: 650 yards (594 meters), lace weight
  • US size 3 (3.25 mm) 1 40 inch (100 cm) circular needle
  • US size 3 (3.25 mm) 1 set of 5 DPN needles (optional)
  • US size 3 (3.25 mm) 1 32 inch (80 cm) circular needle (optional)

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch marker (1)
  • yarn or tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

1600 yards of Lace weight

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