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Ilkley Shawl

from Laura Chau
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Ilkley Shawl
Ilkley Shawl
Ilkley Shawl
Ilkley Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • knit purl
  • slipped stitches

Pattern Description:

Ilkley is a triangular shawl, knit from the bottom up - you start with lots of stitches but start decreasing right away! No casting off hundreds of stitches. Shown in two sizes, a two-colour smaller scarf and a five-colour ombre version in a larger shawl size. The non-lacy stitch pattern is cushy yet airy, and easy to work! Perfect for small amounts of sock yarns or handspuns.

Technical Editing by Jaya Purswani.

Scarf (Shawl)
Scarf is 48" / 122cm across the top, 19" / 48cm deep at centre back; shown in silver/burgundy
Shawl is 60" / 152cm across the top, 25" / 64cm deep at centre back; shown in brown/orange/yellow

Fingering weight yarn
370 yds / 334m total for Scarf
575 yds / 525m total for Shawl

Scarf size shown in Handmaiden Casbah (81% superwash merino, 10% nylon, 9% cashmere; 357 yds / 325m per 4 oz / 115g skein)
MC: Smoke, 260 yds / 234m
CC: Burgundy/blue/gold (colourway unknown), 110 yds / 100m

Shawl size shown in Spud & Chloe Fine (80% wool, 20% silk; 248 yds / 227m per 2 oz / 65g skein), 2 skeins of MC and 1 skein of each contrast colour
MC: Dachshund #7803, 400 yds / 365m
CC1: Orangutan #7819, 80 yds / 73m
CC2: Clementine #7802, 60 yds / 55m
CC3: Goldfish #7817, 25 yds / 23m
CC4: Bumble Bee #7811, 10 yds / 9m

3 page PDF pattern.


18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in Garter Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Scarf (Shawl)


  • US 5 / 3.75mm circular needle, 32" / 80cm or longer

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle
  • split or locking ring stitch markers

Suggested yarn:

575 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Spud & Chloe Fine

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