Generosity by Karen Robinson


September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 54 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch (blocked)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
850 yards (777 m)
37" (94 cm) long and 9" (23 cm) at widest section
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This shawl is part of the Gawain’s Shield shawl collection, based upon the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Generosity covers more than just giving money, and in many ways it can be thought of as giving a helping hand. The lace border resembles fingers, providing that helping hand on this shawl.

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 37” (94 cm) long and 9” (23 cm) at widest section. The shape makes it wearable both as a narrow shawl as well as a scarf.

The sample was knit all in one color; however, the body and border can be knit as two different colors. If you want to work the shawl with two colors, you’ll need 425 yds for the body and 425 yds for the border.


  • Round Table Yarns Guenevere (100% Merino, 425 yds/389 m per 100 g skein); 2 skeins; sample uses colorway Morgan le Fay (or 850 yds (778 m) of another fingering weight yarn)
  • US 4 (3.5 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, megknitsalot and dambird, 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).

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