Not So Plain Jane shawl

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Not So Plain Jane shawl Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • understand knitting in the round
  • understand multiples and repeats across a pattern
  • understand basic lace knitting -- ssk, k2tog, yo, sk2p

Pattern Description:

I designed this shawl for my dear friend Jane, a lovely woman inside and out.

Knit in the round (so all rounds are right-side), this shawl uses about 500 yards of heavy-fingering weight cashmere/silk/merino blend yarn. The sample uses Jane's own, "Spring Gate Farm's cashmere blend".

The shawl blocks out to a 5-foot diameter circle, with a 12-inch circular neck opening.

The directions are charted and written out round-by-round.

A very fun knit!


4sts x 5 rnds = 1-inch stockinette in the round (blocked)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • one size: 5-ft diameter circle; 12-in neck opening; 24-in from neck to hem


  • approx 500 yards heavy fingering weight yarn (sample used Spring Gate Farm's cashmere/silk/merino blend)
  • US #10 circs (16" and 32" lengths)
  • ten stitch markers (one a different color to mark beg of rnd)
  • tapestry needle to tuck in ends
  • blocking pins/wires/boards -- the finished size is a 5-ft circle

Suggested yarn:

500 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Spring Gate Farms Cashmere/Silk/Merino blend


light tan

About Designer

About Designer

Mary G knits on

Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy yarns back then. Knitting and designing were my constant activities throughout undergrad, grad school and family life until, in 1997, I finally went professional and established By Hand, With Heart ... ...

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