Knitting pattern: Elinor Shawlette

Elinor is a small triangular shawl. Its traditional geometric lace boarder is elegantly framing the soft stockinette stitch center. This shawlette is knit sideways in one piece and shaped using short rows.

It uses just under one skein of fingering yarn and is still big enough to wrap around your neck generously. Perfect for showing off special skeins.

Suitable for intermediate knitters - you should be comfortable in knitting lace. You can find a photo-tutorial on the short rows technique in the tutorials.

A chart and written instructions are included for the lace border.


Light Fingering to Fingering weight yarn.

Shown in Mondial Ciao (75% Wool, 25% Nylon, 420m/460yds per 100g).


26 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10cm / 4 x 4" in stockinette stitch.


approx. 400m / 437yds


approx. 165cm/65" wide and 32cm / 12.5" deep at the center after blocking.


3mm (US size 2.5) needles.


1 stitch marker, tapestry needle to weave in ends and pins for blocking.

Required Skills

You should be able to: knit, purl, do yarn overs, work short rows, decreases and increases.

Skill Level


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