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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 Shawlette

from Designs by The Sexy Knitter
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Solstice Shawlette
Solstice Shawlette
Solstice Shawlette
Solstice Shawlette
Solstice Shawlette
Solstice Shawlette

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Picking up stitches along an edge
  • Basic cables (explained in pattern)
  • Making a yarn over
  • Basic increasing
  • Basic decreasing
  • Following written instructions or a chart

Pattern Description:

I was so excited to be asked to design this 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. When united, these patterns form a shawl glamorous enough for any city girl.

This 6-page PDF includes both charts and written instructions for each section of the work.

The shawl begins at the top (straight edge) with a small strip of garter stitch, from which stitches are picked up.


22 sts/26 rows = 4"/10cm in Stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Width: 48 inches
  • Length: 20 inches


  • Approximately 450 yards fingering weight yarn - sample shown in REGIA Design Line "Hand-dye Effect" Kaffe Fasset, 100g balls, each approx 420m (70% Wool, 25% Polyamide, 5% Acrylic); 1 ball #1080
  • US 4/3.5mm 60-inch circular needle
  • 2 Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
  • Cable needle
  • Scissors