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I live in London, England and am constantly inspired by the culture and fashion of this amazing city. I have always loved the feel of yarn or fabric in my hands and enjoyed creating things by hand ...

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Elemental Things Shawl

from www.curioushandmade.com
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Elemental Things Shawl
Elemental Things Shawl
Elemental Things Shawl
Elemental Things Shawl
Elemental Things Shawl
Elemental Things Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on, knit, purl, simple lace, cast off

Pattern Description:

Adorn yourself with this beautiful shawl to lift your spirits. Elemental Things is a semicircular shawl with two different lace patterns interspersed with sections of garter and stockinette stitch. The jaunty ruffle at the edge helps it to sit beautifully whether worn draped over your shoulders or wrapped around your neck. The lace patterns are easy to memorise making this a perfect project for beginner lace knitters.

"Our minds, as well as our bodies, have need of the out-of-doors. Our spirits, too, need simple things, elemental things, the sun
and the wind and the rain, moonlight and starlight, sunrise and mist and mossy forest trails, the perfumes of dawn and the smell of fresh-turned earth and the ancient music of wind among the trees." - Edwin Way Teale


24sts/36rows = 10cm (4") in stockinette stitch

Exact gauge is not crucial for this shawl however different gauge may impact on the amount of yardage required.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 142 cm (56") diameter


  • 3.75mm (US 5) 80cm (32") circular needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking wires (optional)

Suggested yarn:

840 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

MadelineTosh Prairie


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