Francesca Shawl by Verity Castledine

Francesca Shawl

August 2016
Light Fingering ?
4.0 mm (G)
656 - 1312 yards (600 - 1200 m)
small and large
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for £4.00 GBP buy it now

Released for the Truly Unbelieva-dyeing Summer Shawl kit - a preorder running in July 2016. Also published in ‘On the Hook’, released in September 2017. Print copies available from

A large open shawl, with beautiful drape, designed to be made with three different sock yarns. The short row sections create a ‘wing’ which wraps around the body.

Choose a solid colour, a variegated or speckled yarn to really shine, and another contrasting colour to help break up the sections. You could even use scraps of yarn for each section to make a truly random shawl, however I’d suggest using a solid colour for the short row sections so you don’t loose the effect of the design.

Pattern is written for 150g of yarn, with the option to go bigger and use a full 300g and is ideal for hand dyed yarns.

Materials required:

3 x 50g skeins of super wash merino/nylon sock yarn