Lady Lismore by Elanor King

Lady Lismore

April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1039 yards (950 m)
Large (Small)
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This pattern is available for free.

Lady Lismore is a crescent-shaped shawlette worked in two colours. The pattern showcases a trio of multi-wrap stitch patterns. The way these stitches are worked create wavy stripes of colour in the knit. The technique is not complicated to work, which means you get a great effect without much effort!
If you’ve knit any of my shawl patterns before, you’ll know I like to block ‘em hard and this one is no different. A wool-rich yarn will be best to use for this pattern.

Worried about yardage? You don’t have to decide between the small or large sizes until you get to the “final rows” section. The difference between the two shawls is another band of “turned wraps”, so if you’re running out of yarn you can easily switch over to the small size then. I give some numbers for actual yardage used a little further down under “materials”.

I will be hosting a Lady Lismore KAL From May 1st to July 20th come take a look at the KAL thread


Whilst Blocking
Wingspan: 75 (68) inches
Depth: 21.25 (19.5) inches

Relaxed after Blocking
Wingspan: 72.5 (66) inches
Depth: 20.5 (19) inches


MC Dragonfly Fibers Pixie 4-ply 100% Superwash Merino; 475m/4oz skeins purpley-black: Redbud 1 skein Requires approx. 420(370)yds/100g(88g)

CC Dragonfly Fibers Pixie 4-ply 100% Superwwash Merino; 475m/4oz skeins acid green: Weaverknits Grellow 1 skein
Requires approx. 255(205)yds/61(48.5)g

32 inch US 6/4mm circular needle

Blunt tapestry needle
Optional, but recommended:
T-pins and blocking wires


Accurate gauge is not crucial for this project, however please be aware that differences from the stated tension may result in changes to the stated dimensions.
18 sts/36 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch (relaxed after blocking)


This shawl starts with a garter tab cast-on and proceeds in stripes of stocking stitch and bordered multi-wrap stitch patterns. The final rows rapidly increase the number of stitches to make 52 (48) “points” and the cast-off is very loose due to the doubly-wrapped sts.
Wrapped Stitches
A wrapped stitch is a stitch with extra wraps of the yarn around the RHN during the creation of the st.
• Insert the RHN into the next st
• Where you would normally wrap the yarn around the RHN once, wrap it 2 or more times.
• Draw the wraps through the old st to make the new st
• Slip the old st off the LHN
• On the next row, drop the extra wraps before working the elongated stitch


Cdd Central double decrease: Sl2, k1, pass 2 slipped sts over
TW3 “Turn 3 wrap sts”: Sl 3 double-wrapped sts to RHN purlwise, dropping the extra wraps. Sl these 3 sts back to LHN. Work P1, k1, p1 into these 3 sts all together.
WS Wrong side
W Wrapping + number of times e.g. K1W4 is “Knit 1 st, wrapping yarn 4 times” e.g. P3W2 is “Purl 3 sts, wrapping yarn twice each time.