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Sonya lives in a small town in the south island of New Zealand, and can't stop playing with string.

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Hemigraphis

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Decrease (k2tog and ssk/skp)
  • Double decrease (k3tog, s2kp)

Pattern Description:

Hemigraphis is a floral shawl/shawlette with a triangular centre and wide semi-circular knitted on border. The border shaping uses short rows, and the two colours are carried the length of the edging with a floral band worked using both yarns held together. The floral band sits comfortably around the shoulders.

The large shawl pattern uses laceweight/2 ply yarn, and the shawlette uses fingering/4 ply yarn.

Pattern has both written instructions and charts. There is a separate file with enlarged border charts for ease of reading (2 pages per chart). The enlarged charts also have stitch counts on the longer plain stockinette sections.


27 stitches and 38 rows in 4" of stockinette for lace weight shawl
22 stitches and 31 rows in 4" of stockinette for fingering weight shawl

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small shawlette uses fingering weight yarn
  • Large shawl uses lace weight yarn


  • 3.25mm (US 3) circular needle for lace weight shawl
  • 4mm (US 6) circular needle for fingering weight shawl
  • 11 stitch markers for lace weight shawl
  • 9 stitch markers for fingering weight shawl
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Pins for blocking

Suggested yarn:

1200 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Vintage Purls Lace