Autumn Leaf Shawl by Paulina Popiolek

Autumn Leaf Shawl

September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in over garter stitch after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
2.0 mm
660 yards (604 m)
One size: 140cm (55in) wide x 61cm (24in) deep The shawl is easy to size up or down by working fewer or more repeats of the lace border
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This gorgeous shawl was designed by Paulina Popiolek for Loop London’s 10th anniversary book ‘10’. It is available as a printed book through Loop, London ( or your local LYS.
In the States the book is distributed through Deep South Fibers, while stock lasts, after that and for the rest of the world, through Loop, London.
‘Loop’s 10’ has 12 patterns celebrating 10 fabulous years of Loop,London. All patterns are written and charted. Each printed book comes with a download code.

Note: ‘Highland Twilight’ is a beautiful bespoke color for Loop,London. This shawl will look totally beautiful in many yarns - though Highland Twylight is a beauty and we are honoured that Shilasdair dyed this for us. The deep orange version is shown in ‘Autumn Leaves’.

When crisp and blustery days are around the corner, knitters know the happiness of being wrapped in a handknit shawl. And that ís exactly what Paulina thought as she designed and cast her mind forward to autumn evenings.
This sizable wrap is made extra snug with the distinctive Shilasdair fibre blend that includes angora, cashmere and camel. Shilasdair specialise in using natural dyes to create rich semi-solids and now we have our own shade, created from logwood to create a shifting grey with purple hues. Twylight - Deep in the gloaming of the Skye countryside.

One size: 140cm (55in) wide x 61cm (24in) deep

Shilasdair Luxury 4ply (4ply/fingering weight; 40% lambswool, 40% angora, 10% baby camel, 10% cashmere; 200m / 220yds per 50g skein)
Shade: Highland Twylight x 3 skeins

4mm (UK 8/US 6) circular needle, 80cm (32in) length
2mm (UK 14/US B/1) crochet hook for provisional cast on and finishing
Smooth waste yarn in a similar weight for cast on and holding stitches
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle
Note: The lace border can be worked on straight knitting needles, but a circular needle is required for the main body of the shawl.

15 sts and 26 rows to 10cm (4in) over garter st on 4mm needles after blocking.
Take time to check your tension and adjust the needle size as necessary to ensure an accurate finish.

The lace border is worked first, stitches are then picked up along the edge for the body, before working bottom-up in short rows to create the crescent shape.
The shawl is easy to size up or down by working fewer or more repeats of the lace border. The number of stitches picked up for the main panel will depend on number of rows worked for the border (1 stitch for every 2 rows) and marker should be placed at halfway point. Work main body of shawl according to instructions and adjust yarn quantities accordingly.

Errata for Lace Border Chart, please see for more information