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Sonetto Shawl

from Judy Marples
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Sonetto Shawl
Sonetto Shawl
Sonetto Shawl
Sonetto Shawl
Sonetto Shawl
Sonetto Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increases, decreases, reading charts

Pattern Description:

Sonetto is Italian for little song or poem.

The Sonetto Shawl is slightly asymmetrical in shape and design but very simple to knit. It is cast on at one wingtip with a few stitches and then simply knit in widening rows until it is large enough or you run out of yarn, whichever comes first. There are gradual increases along one side, touches of very easy lace and a little soothing stocking stitch. No short rows, no counting but enough happening to keep you interested.

The lace patterns are Charted only but very easy to follow.

You will need 100 - 150 grams of fingering weight wool or wool blend for the sizes shown.


20 stitches to 4 inches over stocking stitch, unblocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adjustable to your yarn quantity.
  • Blocked size of sample shown: 59 inches wide by 24 inches deep


  • 100-150 grams fingering weight wool or wool blend

You Will Also Need:

  • 3.5 mm (4US) Circular needle, 32 inches in length or size required to obtain gauge

Suggested yarn:

530 meters of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Woolmeise 100% Merino Superwash



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