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I live in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time to be indoors knitting. Despite holding a degree in apparel design from Cornell University, I took to knitting ...

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Selata Shawl

from Nelkin Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Selata Shawl
Selata Shawl
Selata Shawl
Selata Shawl
Selata Shawl
Selata Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit,, work basic lace stitches, follow a pattern

Pattern Description:

Selata is worked from the top down, with increases placed so that a squared off bottom hem emerges. To this edge I added a lacy ruffle and to that an optional beaded lace bind off! You can work Selata either in one color, or two as I have done. The pattern is written in two sizes, and includes detailed yardage information for both versions.

Small- Solid- 650 yards
Two Color- 400 yards ruffle color,
200 yards contrasting color
Large- Solid- 820 yards
Two Color- 520 yards ruffle color,
300 yards contrasting color


20 sts/40 rows (20 ridges) = 4 inches in garter stitch, blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx. 52 (60) inches at wingspan by 13 (14.5) inches long at center


  • 650 (820) yards of fingering weight yarn
  • US size 5 [3.75 mm] 32" or longer circ needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Optional- 330 (384) Size 6 glass seed beads; approx. 32 (38) grams
  • Dental floss threader (for stringing on beads)

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