Elizabeth Shawl

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Elizabeth Shawl Pattern


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Knitting: Elizabeth Shawl
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase and decrease
  • Familiarity with basic lace knitting
  • Ability to work from charts or willingness to learn

Pattern Description:

Elizabeth is top-down, triangular lace shawl with charming traditional Shetland stitch patterns and motifs, designed with a modern sensibility.

A great shawl to showcase your favorite subtly-variegated, hand-dyed or tonal yarns, Elizabeth will also look stunning knitted in solid colors. Lace or fingering weight yarn is suggested for this pattern.

Elizabeth is offered as a chart-only pattern with large, easy-to-read charts and very detailed instructions on how to use them. Even knitters who have not previously used charts should find these user-friendly and simple to comprehend.

Also included are two additional instruction sheets "How to Block a Lace Shawl" and "Lace Shawl Knitting Tips" for knitters new to the joys and tribulations of creating lace shawls.


Gauge is not really important in lace knitting, but the main shawl pictured was knitted at a gauge of 5 st = 1" blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 36" x 72"


  • Approx. 780-880 yards of lace weight yarn. The shawls pictured used the following yarns:Dragonfly Fibers Squishy Lace, "Heroine" colorway for dark red shawl; Black Sheep Dyeworks Silk/Merino Lace "Moss Tonal" colorway for the green shawl
  • US #3 or US#4 circular needles, 32"
  • 2 sizes larger DPN needle to bind off (optional)

You Will Also Need:

  • T-pins for blocking
  • Stitch Markers
  • Blocking Mats (nice to have but you can always use your bed!)

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

Average Review (of 2 reviews)
Pacific Rose on craftsy.com

Excellent Awesome Shawl, Awesome Pattern  September 21, 2012

Knitting this shawl was like watching a well choreographed dance flow from my knitting needles. The way each pattern section moved snuggly into the next so impressed me that I included pre-blocked photos. I added an extra pattern repeat of the lattice edging.

This pattern was much more complicated to knit than the Ashton and Alexandra patterns, but the finished shawl was worth the effort.

cdninswe on craftsy.com

Excellent   June 30, 2012

About Designer

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Hi! I am a former professional guitarist who at least for now am very grateful to be designing full time.

I made all my clothes and jewelry as a hippie girl many years ago, and had a little cottage industry of selling my handcrafts to friends in high school. I later turned to music and put down all the needles and hooks and soldering guns and whatnot for over 30 years. I picked up knitting ...

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