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Hi! I'm Sarah Wilson, also known as the Sexy Knitter. I started crafting at a very young age and have tried a little bit of almost everything - sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, ...

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Solstice Shawl

from Designs by The Sexy Knitter
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Solstice Shawl
Solstice Shawl Sample page of pattern
Solstice Shawl
Solstice Shawl
Solstice Shawl
Solstice Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • knit
  • purl
  • make a yarn over
  • basic increasing
  • basic decreasing
  • basic cables

Pattern Description:

I was so excited to be asked to design a shawlette based on Barbara Walker's stitch patterns. For the main body, I chose a small, allover eyelet that would not be in competition with the self-striping nature of the Regia. Barbara's beautiful "Shower Stitch" pattern grows fluidly out of the eyelets, forming a natural border for the shawl. I've decorated the spine with a classic horseshoe cable, which widens with the change of patterning.

6-page PDF includes both charts and written instructions for each section of lace.


22 sts/26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 40 inches wide; 20 inches deep


  • REGIA Design Line "Hand-dye Effect" Kaffe Fasset, 100g balls, each approx 420m (70% Wool, 25% Polyamide, 5% Acrylic); 1 ball #1080
  • 1 size 4 (3.5mm) circular knitting needles, 60" long
  • 2 Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Suggested yarn:

450 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Regia Design Line Kaffe Fasset