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Shawlands was inspired by my love of black tea, and is named after a tea variety from the Shawlands Estate in Ceylon. It is hearty, robust, comforting, and warming — like snuggling inside on a chilly autumn’s day with a cup of tea and a good book.

Shawlands is a generously-sized shallow triangle shawl worked from the top down in two colors of DK-weight yarn. Increases are placed on every row at each edge and on every third row on each side of the garter-stitch center spine. Stockinette stitch and lace in the main color and sections of garter stitch and eyelets in the contrasting color alternate throughout the body of the shawl. A lace border with a picot bind-off finishes off the design.

The pattern is written with both metric and US terminology. Both written and charted instructions are provided for all stitch patterns.

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  • Wingspan: approx. 200 cm / 6’7”
  • Depth: approx. 65 cm / 25½”



The Fibre Co. Arranmore Light (80% merino, 10% silk, 10% cashmere, 300 m/100 g), 2 colors
  • Main color (MC): 2 skeins in the colorway Ciaran
  • Contrasting color (CC): 1 skein in the colorway St. Claire
Or DK-weight yarn in 2 colors:
  • MC: approx. 440 m / 480 yd
  • CC: approx. 275 m / 300 yd


  • 5.0 mm / US #8 long circular needle (80–100 cm / 32–40”) or size needed to obtain gauge


  • Waste yarn
  • Spare needle
  • 4 stitch markers
  • Darning needle
  • Crochet hook for provisional cast-on (optional)


18 sts × 26 rows = 10 cm / 4” in stockinette, blocked


The pattern uses the following techniques: provisional and knitted cast-ons, lace, and picot bind-off. Ability to work lace from a chart is recommended but written instructions are also provided for all stitch patterns. The pattern assumes the knowledge of a provisional cast-on method; references are given for a couple of alternatives.


Yarn for this design was generously provided by The Fibre Co.
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (5MB)
  • PDF (4MB)

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