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I started sewing when I was a toddler on one of those drilled out boards where you use a shoelace and sew the outline of a fish or a duck. Once I could wield scissors I started sewing dresses for my ...

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Seraphim Shawl

from Miriam Felton Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Seraphim Shawl
Seraphim Shawl
Seraphim Shawl
Seraphim Shawl
Seraphim Shawl
Seraphim Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • yarnover
  • directional decreases (ssk & k2tog)
  • double decreases (like sl1 k2tog psso)

Pattern Description:

Seraphim is a very simple, yet elegant design that makes one think of feathered wings - hence the name. If using fingering weight yarn, the solid stockinette upper portion gives a warmth not found in most lace shawls. It would be perfect to throw over a t-shirt in a drafty room, or could spice up a plain black dress for an evening out. The stockinette upper slowly fades into the lace edging for a subtle effect.

This shawl is worked from the neck down, using yarn overs on each end of each right side row to shape the "wings" and paired yarn overs in the center of each right side row (separated by a center stitch) to shape the point down the spine. These 4 increased stitches are added every right side row, making each row successively longer than the last.

Because fit is not an issue, any yarn can be used and the pattern includes instructions on how to decrease or increase the pattern to get the desired size.

Stitches Used: knit, purl, k2tog, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, ssk, Centered Double Decrease.


20 stitches and 30 rows over 4 inches (10 cm) in
stockinette after blocking.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 72 inches (183 cm) across the top, and 36 inches (91.5 cm) from neck to bottom point.


  • 900 yards of fingering weight yarn
  • 24 or 30" circular needle in size to obtain gauge (recommended is US 6)

You Will Also Need:

  • At least 4 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle to weave in ends

Suggested yarn:

900 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Dream in Color Smooshy


Some Summer Sky

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