Holden by Mindy Wilkes


September 2010
Light Fingering ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
430 - 800 yards (393 - 732 m)
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Updated February 2023. The pattern now includes a separate PDF with row by row stitch counts for all sizes.

The Basics
Holden is a classic top-down triangular shawl. Inspired by the waves breaking along the shore, the shawl features wavy lace and is finished with a lovely picot edge.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited by Heather Zoppetti and has been test knit. The pattern includes both written and charted instructions.

Sizes S (M, L)
49 across x 23 deep (51.5 across x 26 deep, 71 across x 32 deep) in.
124.5 across x 58 deep (131 across x 66 deep, 180 across x 81 deep) cm.

430 (550, 800) yards/393 (503, 732) meters lace or fingering weight yarn.

The small and large versions of the shawl are shown in Malabrigo Sock in Aguas (small) and Cote d’ Azure (large). The medium version of the shawl is shown in Malabrigo Lace in Emerald Blue.

US 5 (3.75 mm) for lace version/US 6 (4mm) for fingering version, 40 inch or longer circular needles, or size needed to achieve gauge.

Yarn needle, stitch marker(s) if desired.

18 sts and 30 rows/4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, after blocking.

Techniques Used
Decreasing (k2tog, ssk)
Yarn overs
Long tail cast on
Garter tab
Picot bind off