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Birmingham, AL, United States

Elizabeth comes from a long line of fibre-obsessed women. She has recently taken up spinning, which fascinates her husband and confuses her cat.

A transplant from the wilds of Canada's west coast, ...

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Zelda Shawl

from Elizabeth Elliott
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Zelda Shawl
Zelda Shawl
Zelda Shawl
Zelda Shawl
Zelda Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • read charts
  • knit decreases (single and double)
  • yarn over increases

Pattern Description:

Silk and beads evoke the glamour of the 20s in this rectangular lace shawl. Knit from the ends towards the middle and then grafted using Kitchener stitch, this shawl comes in two sizes, with instructions for adjusting the length. (Sample shown is the small size.) Beads add movement and a bit of sparkle to the light, open lace border, which flows into a simple, easily memorized body pattern.

Pattern includes instructions for bead placement, as well as a link to a tutorial on grafting shawls. Pattern is charted only.


23 sts = 4" in st st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small: 15"/38cm x 67.5"/169cm, Large: 19.5"/49.5cm x 73"/185.5cm); length adjustable


  • 750-1000 yds (686-915m) lace weight yarn (recommended yarn is DyeForYarn 8-ply silk)
  • 3.5mm/US4 needle (plus extra needle or needle tip for grafting)
  • 0.75mm/US13 crochet hook (for beads; optional)
  • 330(402) size 8 beads, 408(512) if using beads throughout the shawl (optional)

You Will Also Need:

  • blocking wires (optional)
  • yarn/tapestry needle
  • stitch markers (optional)
  • pins for blocking