Archangel by Aliza Nevarie


March 2015
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
430 - 450 yards (393 - 411 m)
O/S but adaptable
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Update for January 2017 - This pattern is now for sale, in an effort to support my endeavours to do the thing I love create more great patterns. However, not everyone may be financially able to to support the purchase of this pattern. Anyone who feels they may be experiencing financial hardship can PM me to request a copy at no charge.

In Russian! Thank you ContraLeges

Archangel is a shallow triangular shawl begun from the bottom up and finished top down. It is comprised of garter stitch, lace and slip stitch. Designed to showcase the beauty of variegated yarn, this pattern is named after the colourway that inspired it, Malabrigo’s Archangel.


The pattern is only written as one size, but it can be made larger or smaller by changing the number of repeats. Instructions are included.

Finished measurements after blocking

Width: 15”/ 38 cm
Length at inner edge: 50”/127 cm
Length at outer edge: 120”/305 cm

Suggested yarn

1 (precisely!) skein of Malabrigo Sock Yarn (440 yards/402 m) in the Archangel colourway, or other light fingering weight yarn.


Size 6 US / 4.25 mm circular needle, 32”/80 cm long
Size 9 US / 6 mm needle (any type) for bind off


22 sts/40 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter st with smaller needles, without blocking

Correct gauge is not critical for this project, but your final measurements and yardage requirements may vary if your gauge is different. Because this shawl uses virtually the entire skein of yarn, there is a risk that even small changes to gauge can result in a shortage.


Stich markers, tapestry needle, blocking pins, bloking wire (optional)

Required skills

Basic increasing and decreasing
Picking up stitches
Purl 2tog tbl
Central Double Decrease purlwise (or P3tog)


This pattern only uses charts for the lace sections. No written instructions are currently available, as they have not been tested.

I would like to acknowledge that I have borrowed the basic construction of the shawl from Beth Kling’s Henslowe pattern, a lovely and inspiring shawl.

Thanks to softsweater for her amazing photos! and also her support of my knitting and pattern design. This one’s for you!