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Handspun Delight

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Handspun Delight
Handspun Delight
Handspun Delight
Handspun Delight
Handspun Delight

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • This pattern uses various increases and decreases: k2tog, k2tog tbl, skp, kfb, M1, pfb and yo. Because of this it is suitable for the intermediate knitter, or the more adventurous beginning lace knitter.

Pattern Description:

This shawl will showcase hand spun yarn. It has been designed to be knit with the typical thick-and-thin yarn which most new spinners produce with their first efforts. This design works well with hand-dyed, variegated yarns, or with a combination of yarn odds and ends. Because of this it is also great for some stash busting.

The shawl consists of a stockinette body and a border based on the Old Shale lace pattern. Charts and full written instructions are given.

*This pattern has been professionally tech edited.*

Due to changes in the European VAT legislation it is unfortunately no longer viable to directly offer this pattern through Craftsy. It will however remain possible to acquire La Visch Designs patterns either through Ravelry ( or the La Visch Designs website.


Gauge is not critical in this design.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This pattern gives instructions for shawls in three sizes: S (M, L) with 5 (7, 9) Old Shale lace fans. On all three versions it is possible to extend the lace edging. Bulky weight yarn in size S will give a shawlette sized piece similar to the pink sample. Worsted weight yarn in size L and the extended lace border gives a very generous shawl as in the blue-green sample. Working the largest size and border with fingering weight yarn would give a decent shawlette.


  • Small size: 200 - 250 m (218 - 273 yards) of aran to bulky weight yarn
  • Medium size: 250 - 350 m (273 - 383 yards) of aran to bulky weight yarn
  • Large size: 350 - 550 m (383 - 601 yards) of worsted to aran weight yarn
  • Yardage estimates are variable due to differences in yarn thickness, needles chosen, preferred gauge and depth of border.

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Knitting needles appropriate for your yarn.

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Having a background in Industrial Design Engineering, you can say that I always had a knack for design. When I taught myself to knit and discovered the possibilities of sticks & twine, the gates for ...

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