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Laneus shawl is a sister design to my Laneus pullover

From Latin “woolly”, it is a crescent shape shawl knit top-down in a sport weight yarn. The design is worked in sections of garter stitch, textured pattern and two sections of floral inlay colourwork. 

You can take a closer look at my sample and discover the design process, learn about how to choose the yarn and modification options in this podcast episode.


The pattern is written for:

  • full size with the finished wing span of ca. 196 cm (78.5 in) and depth of ca. 48 cm (19.25 in), and
  • small size of ca. 152 cm (60.75 in) and 38 cm (15 in) respectively.

Further adjustments are also possible, see Notes.


  • MC: ca. 135 (75) g of fingering weight unspun Nutiden yarn from Honer Och Eir, 100% wool with ca. 500 m (547 yds) in 100 g plate, shown in colourway Kvartz; 

held together with 1 strand of lace weight silk-mohair — ca. 75 (42) g or 3 (2) skeins of Soft Silk Mohair from Knitting for Olive, 70% Mohair and 30% Silk with ca. 225 m (246 yds) per 25 g skein, shown in colourway Plum Clay;

  • or ca. 675 m // 738 yds of any other sport/DK weight yarn or combination of yarns to match the gauge for the full size and 345 m // 410 yds for the small. 

  • CC: ca. 20 m (22) yds of any fluffy loosely spun or unspun contrasting colour yarn for the inlay colourwork (double the number if holding 2 strands together, as I would recommend for Nutiden). 

Needles and notions

  • 4.5 mm (US 7) circular needles; 
  • 4.5 mm (US 7) DPNS for garter tab cast-on and to use as a cable needle (if necessary);
  • spare cables, spare circular needles to be able to try the shawl on; 
  • two stitch markers; 
  • a tapestry needle or a crochet hook to weave in the ends.


  • 16 sts & 28 rows in 10 cm (4 in) on 4.5 mm (US 7) needles measured over stockinette stitch worked flat after blocking;
  • 15 sts & 36 rnds in 10 cm (4 in) on 4.5 mm (US 7) needles measured over garter stitch worked flat after blocking.

Adjust the needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.


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