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Keravnos Shawl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Keravnos Shawl
Keravnos Shawl
Keravnos Shawl
Keravnos Shawl
Keravnos Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • yarnovers
  • simple decreases
  • reading lace charts

Pattern Description:

Keravnos (Greek for "thunderbolt") is a triangular shawl that combines two simple lace patterns. Zigzag Lace Trellis and Arrowhead Lace (both from Barbara Walker's Treasury of Knitting Patterns) arch like lightening in two different directions and together create a modern and geometric piece. The shawl is knit from the top down, starting at the center of the top edge. Keravnos takes only one skein of Tess' Designer Yarns Kitten, a cashmere and silk blend that is heaven to wear. And because Keravnos is knit from the top down, it is easily enlarged with a second skein.


26 sts x 30 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch
17 sts x 23 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Zigzag Lace Trellis
(Note: Meeting this exact gauge is not crucial, but any large differences will affect the size of the finished shawl.)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Length of top, straight edge: 46"/117 cm
  • Height at center: 22.5"/57 cm


  • Tess' Designer Yarns Kitten (65% Cashmere, 35% Silk, 325 yds/297m per 100g skein): 1 skein
  • US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles, at least 24"/60 cm in length, or size to obtain desired gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 stitch marker

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