Alianora by Michelle Stead


May 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Stated in Pattern
US 9 - 5.5 mm
230 - 800 yards (210 - 732 m)
Single Skein DK = 46 x 16 inches
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The way this cozy crescent shawl wraps around your shoulders inspired me to find a name that suited both the warmth of friendship and days spent wrapped up in another world. In Dealing With Dragons, the main character Cimorene befriends Alianora and together they solve a series of problems with only materials they have on hand. Inspired by this clever pair, you can knit your shawl with any single skein of fingering, sport, or DK weight yarn you have nearby.

Like these rebellious princesses, you’re in charge of your journey through this pattern path -- in size, weight, and sparkle. When your knitting journey is complete, style with a shawl pin to add versatility and keep your piece in place no matter where your next adventure takes you!


Single Skein of DK = 46 x 16 inches

1 skein of fingering, sport, or DK weight yarn
Sample shown in: Youghiogheny Yarns Yough DK colorway Common Welsh Green
For DK yarn: US #9/5.5mm circular needle or size recommended for yarn weight
490 size 6/0 Beads (optional)
Beading tool or 1mm crochet hook (Available through this link)
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Adding Beads (Optional) (for beading tutorial on designers blog click here)
Cable Cast On (for tutorial on designers blog click here)
Elastic Bind Off

For Shawl Pins handcrafted by the pattern designer visit

Set up Row 1 and 2- the k5 in the middle should be k6.