This shawl is part of the Gawain’s Shield shawl collection, based upon the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Because fellowship refers to how knights interact with one another, I chose this yarn for the name: Lancelot is a knight whose fellowship is well-known. Also, the worsted weight yarn gives this shawl more solidity, as does the wider border, which emphasizes the positive relationship between knights.
Construction and Size
The crescent shape of the shawl is created by using German short rows and garter stitch. Then, the lace border is worked using the knitted-on border technique. When blocked, the shawl measures 62” (157.5 cm) long and 8.5” (21.5 cm) at widest section. The shape makes it wearable both as a narrow shawl as well as a scarf.
- Round Table Yarns Lancelot (100% Merino, 220 yds/201 m per 100 g skein); 1 skein each in two colors; sample uses colorways Knight (body) and Lady of the Lake (border) (or 220 yds (201 m) each of another worsted weight yarn in two colors)
- US 8 (5.0 mm) 32” (80 cm) or longer circular needle, or size to obtain gauge
Thank you to Stitch Definition in helping to put this collection together: JS Webb Photography and Anne Podlesak for the photos, Maureen H for tech editing, and Elizabeth Green Musselman for the layout/graphic design.
Thank you to my test knitters, beadgal83 and AGravette, who provided valuable feedback.
This pattern became available as an individual pattern on June 6, 2016. The book with the other patterns in the collection is also available on Ravelry (digital) and on the Gawain’s Shield website (print).