Parchment Shawl

from Sheila Zachariae

Parchment Shawl Pattern


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Knitting: Parchment Shawl
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • simple crochet (for the edge) but not required
  • knitting back and forth on circular needles to accommodate the number of stitches
  • yarn over
  • knit front and back

Pattern Description:

This is an easy, advanced beginner pattern. Great project for car trips as it is a two row repeat. Easily make it larger or smaller. Would look gorgeous in a long run yarn!

Beautiful Madeline Tosh in a neutral colorway makes a nice size using 2 skeins. If you are a "one skein stasher" a scarflette would make a nice neck warmer.

If crochet is not your thing, a simple garter stitch border will keep the edge from rolling and still look great!

The crocheted edge in a contrasting color would be stunning! A cotton weight with larger needles would be great for the warmer months and give a breezy, open weave effect.

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6" to one inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 29" (73 cm) top to bottom X 53" (134 cm) wingspan (across the top)


  • fingerling weight yarn
  • US 5 (3.75 mm) 32" circular nedles
  • D/3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook for the border
  • one stitch marker

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madeline Tosh

About Designer

About Designer

Sheila Zachariae on

I was taught to knit by my mother in my teens in the '70's and I quickly went from that to cross stitch and then needlepoint.

Life goes on to a full time job, marriage, a child and then in early in 2004, I was forced to stay off my feet. I pick up the needles and started with knitting a scarf and then another, and then another! Next thing I know, I have 50 of them!

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