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I first picked up a pair of needles in 2007 and became smitten immediately. It was as if this new, creative world just opened for me. Aided by my cat Ralph, who loves to lay on my blocking FOs, I ...

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from LeftSide Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Filature

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • increase
  • decrease
  • cast on

Pattern Description:

Filature is a lace shawl, knit in one piece from the center-top outward. With both charts and written instructions, knitters will be able to choose their most comfortable way to follow the pattern. It can be easily customized by changing the number of repeats of charts 2 and/or 3 as it is knit.

It was designed to show off handspun yarn but will be perfect with any worsted weight yarn that you would like to use. It also looks wonderful in both semi-solids and variegates.

Kim and Sharon from the Spin a Shawl group on Ravelry asked me to design a shawl for their Designer series S-KAL. I really love how awesome handspun looks knit up and I wanted to let the yarn shine so I went with a simple rib and lace pattern to showcase the pretty yarn. I hope that the group has fun spinning and knitting this shawl together!!


17.5 sts/29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on US size 8 needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 56" across by 25" down spine


  • Approximately 450-500 yards of worsted/heavy worsted weight yarn - Testers used anywhere from 306 to 509 yards, depending on gauge.
  • 1 US size 8 (5.0 mm), 24-inch circular or length preferred for weight of yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Stitch markers for marking center stitch and/or edgings