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I've been making and creating my entire life, and now I make my living with hand dyed yarn and designing knitting patterns. I love my job!

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Texelle Chunky Knit Shawl

from Phydeaux Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Texelle Chunky Knit Shawl
Texelle Chunky Knit Shawl
Texelle Chunky Knit Shawl
Texelle Chunky Knit Shawl
Texelle Chunky Knit Shawl
Texelle Chunky Knit Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Garter stitch cast on, knit and purl stitches, bind off (no lace!)

Pattern Description:

I work in San Francisco, one of the most beautiful cities in the world! My workplace overlooks the Pacific Ocean, which means chilly fog and wind most days of the year (and particularly in the summer!). I needed a larger shawl to keep warm outside, while looking cool inside. :)

Texelle (my play on "texture") was my answer to keep warm against fog and wind: generously sized, warm DK or worsted weight yarn, and a sampler of textured stitches - no lace!

If you've been dying to find a shawl without lace stitches or charts, Texelle might be perfect for you.


15 stitches and 25 rows = 4? (10 cm) in pattern, blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 62" / 158 cm base x 29? / 74 cm midpoint of base to tip of triangle


  • 450 yards DK or worsted weight yarn (shown in madelinetosh Tosh DK in calligraphy, two skeins), size 8 US (5 mm, 6 UK) circular needles (36-40"), two stitch markers (optional)

You Will Also Need:

  • Crochet hook or tapestry needle for weaving in ends, blocking wires & rust proof pins