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Skywalker Pattern


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Knitting: Skywalker
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Pattern Description:

Skywalker is a semi-circular shawl, worked from the top down. You start with 9 stitches picked up around a garter stitch rectangle, and work out with increase rows loosely based on Elizabeth Zimmermann's Pi-Shawl formula.

Lace patterns are placed in between these increase rows. The stitches start out quite easy and get a bit more challenging as the project progresses and you are ready to learn new skills!

Lace Weight Version
Sweet Georgia Cash Silk (55% silk/45% cashmere; 4 oz [113 g] / 400 yds [366 m]) 1 skein
Light Fingering Weight Version
String Theory Blue Stocking (80% blue faced leicester wool/ 20% nylon; 4 oz [115 g]/ 420 yards [384 m]) 1 skein


22 sts/30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, unblocked


  • You will need approx. 400 yards of fingering or lace weight yarn. A luxury yarn you have been saving for an extra special reason would be PERFECT for this project!
  • Lace Weight Version- 400 yards Lace Weight Yarn US size 4 [3.5 mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Light Fingering Weight Version- 420 yards Light Fingering Weight Yarn US size 5 [3.75 mm] circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Length of smooth scrap yarn
  • Tapestry needle

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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