A Place to Call Home by Sylvia McFadden

A Place to Call Home

February 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in knit flat in lace pattern and blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
720 - 725 yards (658 - 663 m)
71” (180cm) measured along the wingspan. 31” (79cm) measured down the centre spine.
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April 14th 2019 - a note on my original yarn choice. Originally this pattern called for a yarn that I no longer support due to the racist practices of the yarn company.

Luckily some of my most favourite yarns are the same weight and feel! I highly recommend Hinterland Range or Custom Woolen Mills Mulespun 2 ply!

But any rustic worsted weight yarn would look just lovely :)


I just moved into the most beautiful little basement suite in East Vancouver. I’ve been looking for a place to live for nine months and I am so grateful to have finally found it! A place for all my yarn, a big bedroom for my bed. I’m grateful for finally finding a home. Home is my word for this year, it’s time to learn how to build the concept of home into my life!

Home wasn’t built in a day.

A Place to Call Home is a thick cozy triangle knit out of wonderfully rustic yarn. Worked in a slightly tighter gauge the lace pattern looks like it could be related to a lovely thick cable, but it ain’t, it’s lace through-and-through. You’ll find once you’re working the lace that it has a very lovely repetitive calming quality to it. A pleasure to knit and to wear!

This pattern includes both full written and fully charted instructions.


723 yards (660 metres) of worsted weight yarn.


4.5mm (US 7) circular needles in at least a 24” (60cm) cord. Or whatever size needles it takes you to get gauge.


4 stitch markers.
Tools to block your shawl.


16 stitches and 17 rows = 4” (10cm) square knit flat in lace pattern and blocked.


71” (180cm) measured along the wingspan.
31” (79cm) measured down the centre spine.

Thank you to the lovely Vivienne McMaster and Nicola Hodges for modelling! And to Nicola for also tech editing this pattern!

As with all my for-pay patterns if you’re interested in one of my patterns and you find yourself low on funds - please feel free to send me a message. I’ll be happy to gift you a copy!

As someone who has been low-income most of my life it is important to me to be able to make my designs accessible to folks in tight financial situations! It’s also important for me to be able to keep designing accessible to myself by charging money for my patterns.