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I started crocheting as part of my homeschool program around age 9. Knitting got added much later on after I graduated college. I pretty much immediately started with knitwear design and launched ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Rivendell

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Pick up stitches
  • Lace stitches (yo, skp, k2tog, ssk, sk2p)

Pattern Description:

Rivendell is part of a design collection inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth.

This shawl is worked both sideways and bottom up. The lace border is knit first (sideways). Stitches are then picked up along it's edge for the main body. In the knit-1-long for this shawl some folks chose to cast on for the main body and sew the pieces together later on instead of picking up stitches. This could be an option for you too, however, it is not how the pattern is written.

Pattern includes line by line written instruction and full charts!

Blocking & Size
Keep in mind that the finished sizes of lace shawls are always approximate. Your result will vary based on your exact gauge, yarn choice, and blocking style. When blocking my shawl I submerge it in water until fully saturated, letting it soak in wool wash if necessary. After soaking I gently squeeze out excess water. Then, while holding the shawl along its wingspan, I give it a good shake over the bathtub. This help to remove more water and also opens the stitches. Once this is done the piece gets pinned out on blacking mats. Don't be afraid to stretch your knitting. You'll know when the yarn has had enough.


Pre Blocking
20 sts & 28 rows = 4" in Stockinette on smaller needle
18 sts & 26 rows = 4" in stockinette on larger needle

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Post Blocking Measurements 62 (72)" wingspan x 20 (24)" deep at widest point


  • US 6/4mm 32" circular needles
  • US 7/4.5mm 32" circular needles

Suggested yarn:

438 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Fiddle Knits Aria