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I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the ...

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Isidore Shawlette

from Katherine Vaughan Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Isidore Shawlette
Isidore Shawlette
Isidore Shawlette

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic increases and decreases
  • Basic lace

Pattern Description:

Oh what a tangled story some shawls tell. This one was inspired by several of my loves coming together at once. In this case a reference to the taxi driver in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, combined with Isadora Duncan's love of shawls and drapes in her dancing led to the creation of this very stylized shawlette.

Isidore starts off like most other top down triangular shawls, with increases at the sides and along a center spine. Halfway down, the increases move away from the center, creating a shape for the shawl that is not a triangle, but rather something more visually interesting.

Many thanks to my tech editor, Amanda Woodruff, and to testers CarolSch, Minou, NanaRector, and Parallel.


17 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 44in wide by 15in deep (110cm by 37.5cm).


  • 300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m) fingering weight yarn
  • US 6 - 4.0 mm needles
  • 6 stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

350 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Sheeps of Egyptian Cotton Isis


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