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Leventry shawl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Leventry shawl
Leventry shawl
Leventry shawl
Leventry shawl
Leventry shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • How to do a provisional cast on and pick up edges along a garter edge (for garter tab)
  • How to knit and purl when working flat
  • How to do directional increases
  • How to work lace stitches from a chart or written directions
  • How to do a centered double decrease
  • How to do a cable cast on (for the picot bind off)

Pattern Description:

Leventry is a sophisticated shawl worked in two colors of fingering weight yarn. Starting with a garter tab, the shawl is worked from the top down and begins with two-color stripes that combine the textures of stockinette and garter stitch. The lower portion is highlighted by a band of geometric lace, and the border is finished with an additional stripe of color and a lacy picot bind off.

Roughly 400-420 yds./366-384 m of each color is needed for this shawl. The sample used less than one skein of each color of the recommended yarn.

The lace portion of this shawl is both charted and written.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit.


18 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in stockinette/garter stripe pattern, after blocking

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 60.5 in./153.5 cm wide along top edge and 30 in./76 cm deep at center spine


  • Roughly 400-420 yds./366-384 m each of two colors of fingering weight yarn
  • US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Four stitch markers
  • Yarn needle (to weave in ends)

Suggested yarn:

800 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

madelinetosh tosh merino light
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Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized
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About the designer

I learned to knit from my aunt when I was about 7 years old, but it wasn't until 2005 that I got really serious about the sticks and string. I learned to spin in 2008 and began designing in 2011. Now ...

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