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I am originally from Switzerland, but live in the US since ‘99. I have been knitting since I was about five years old and I mostly make my own designs and patterns. I started designing my own ...

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from OwlCat Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Sanguinella
Sanguinella Sanguinella 3
Sanguinella Sanguinella 2
Sanguinella Sanguinella 1
Sanguinella Sanguinella 4
Sanguinella Sanguinella 5

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • various versions of directional increases and decreases (such as m5, s2kp, sk2p, s2pp2, p2tog tbl, etc).
  • familiarity with lace knitting
  • Lace pattern is worked both on right and wrong side rows for part of the pattern

Pattern Description:

Sanguinella is a shawl as romantic as the sunset. Inspired by the color of the yarn, which reminds me of sunsets on snow covered mountains and its namesake, my favorite oranges. When the sun sets, the mountain top snow glitters and shines in a myriad of colors, sparkling like diamonds. and the last rays of sunlight dance and reflect over the mountain tops sending beams into the sky.

This crescent shaped shawl is worked in one piece from the top edge, with increases worked along the border, and uses just one skein of most sock yarns.

Lace patterning starts at intervals and expands into the main stockinette body of the shawl like mountains rising from a valley below.

The relative sturdiness of the top edge is what gives the shawl its shape and allows the lace pattern to retain some of the texture even after blocking.

This pattern is available with full written as well as charted instructions!


20 st = 4" over stockinette stitch after blocking. Gauge is not critical, but will affect yardage and overall size.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 60" (152 cm) wingspan, by 25 " (64 cm) center back, relaxed after blocking


  • US Size 6 (4 mm) 32" circular needles (Since every knitter is different, use appropriate size needle for your tension and yarn used)
  • 440-480 yds (400-440 mtr) fingering weight yarn, Malabrigo Sock in "Archangel" colorway to knit shawl pictured

You Will Also Need:

  • 10-12 removable stitch markers
  • T-pins and/or lace blocking wires for blocking

Suggested yarn:

440 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Any fingering/sock yarn of your choice