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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Wellenschlag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • you will learn (there are illustrated tutorials):
  • provisional cast-on
  • backwards loop cast-on
  • cable cast-on
  • increases
  • decreases
  • bind-off

Pattern Description:

You wont get bored knitting this unique and inspired shawl! It is worked sideways from one point to the other. On the first side you will work patterned sections and plain stocking stitch short row wedges alternately. They are complemented by a garter stitch triangle on the second side.

The curly fringes are worked as you go. No extra loose ends to weave in!

And finally two wee lampions add the final touches to this shawl extraordinaire.

It requires no more than one skein of Wollmeise yarn, i.e. 150 g or 467 m, to knit up. The only skill you will need is to be comfortable with working from a chart. All other techniques, i.e. the increases and decreases as well as the cast-on and bind-off, the I-cord plus the short rows are explained in a detailed illustrated appendix.


24 sts and 38 rows = 10 cm (4 in)
- stocking st
- US#2.5/3 mm

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Length (from point to point without the lampions): 130 cm (51.25 in)
  • Maximal width: 40.5 cm (16 in)


  • US#2.5/3 mm circular needle, 40 cm (16 in) or longer [for body of shawl]
  • 4 dpns US#2.5/3 mm [for the lampions]

You Will Also Need:

  • 1-3 stitch markers [to mark prominent parts of the st pattern] - optional
  • 2 bells [to sew to points of shawl]

Suggested yarn:

510 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Wollmeise Twin; 80% pure wool, 20% polyamide; 311 m (340 yd)/100 g