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Syringa Shawl

from Makewise Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Syringa Shawl
Syringa Shawl
Syringa Shawl
Syringa Shawl
Syringa Shawl
Syringa Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increase, change colors, read charts

Pattern Description:

PLEASE NOTE: A REVISED version of the pattern has been uploaded as of December 17, 2013. Please be sure you are working from this version, noted as "v_3, 17-Dec-2013" at the bottom of each page of the pattern. Thank you!

Originally inspired by the vibrant purple and green hues of my favorite flower, the double French lilac, this two-color shawl will work perfectly with your favorite color combination, too! Or try Syringa in a single color for a subtly elegant, textured statement.

This triangular shawl is worked in one piece from the top down and features columns of slipped stitches and alternating stripes of stockinette and garter stitch. Fingering weight yarn is worked on a larger needle to enhance the drape of the shawl. The pattern includes two sizes for a smaller and larger shawl; the sample shown is the smaller size.


22 stitches / 42 rows = 4" (10 cm) in slipped stitch body pattern, blocked
22 stitches / 47 rows = 4" (10 cm) in garter stitch, blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 51 (551/2)" / 129.5 (141) cm wide along top edge
  • 251/2 (301/4)" / 64.75 (76.75) cm deep at center back


  • 840 - 1200 yards (768 - 1097 m) of fingering weight yarn; US5 32" or longer circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • waste yarn and crochet hook for provisional cast on; two stitch markers (optional); tapestry needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cephalopod Yarns Skinny Bugga!


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