Selata Shawl

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Selata Shawl Pattern


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Knitting: Selata Shawl
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Pattern Details:

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Women, Girls



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

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)

About Designer

About Designer

Laura Nelkin on

Laura Nelkin lives in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time to be indoors knitting. Though she has a degree in apparel design, she took to knitting years ago and hasn't looked back since. Laura is currently enamored with lace, and with incorporating beads into knitted jewelry, so most of her designs lean in this direction. She travels often to teach these ...

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