Idril by Holly Chayes


April 2014
Cobweb ?
13 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in washed and blocked stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
2571 yards (2351 m)
35 inches (89 cm) in diameter, blocked
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Idril is kind of a combination of the traditional wedge circle and the concentric circle, which creates sixteen beams shooting out of the center of your shawl.

Nicknamed “the star,” Idril means “sparkle, brilliance“ in Sindarin.

(This piece is worked holding 5 strands of yarn together. Keep this in mind if you’re substituting yarns.)


Shawls to Play With is a collection of 4 simple shawl patterns designed to open up a new world of shawl knitting possibilities.

It’s for knitters who might find:
tiny yarn + tiny needles + big project + crazy lace =
a little-bit intimidating
(because, really, who doesn’t find that combo intimidating?)

On the surface it’s a collection of 4 shawl patterns about simplicity, ease, elegance, expansiveness and 5 shawly articles on curiosity, play, flexibility, adventure.

But really this collection is the beginnings of a journey.

It’s about approaching your knitting with less fear, more play, less agony, more curiosity.

Shawls to Play With is the beginnings of an adventure.