CLEVELAND SHALE Shawl by Christine Parker


September 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
14.5 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
400 - 460 yards (366 - 421 m)
One size, 18 in / 45.5 cm by 60 in / 152.5 cm
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What happens when you take one of the oldest and most recognizable Shetland lace stitches in history, blow it up to three times its normal size, and knit it in an eye-searing neon yarn?

You get the Cleveland Shale Shawl.

A newfangled take on a traditional favorite, the Cleveland Shale Shawl reinvents the classic Old Shale Stitch for modern knitters. This easy rectangular shawl pattern uses basic increases and decreases and works up quickly on US 9 / 5.5 mm needles using DK weight yarn. It’s simple enough for beginner lace knitters and sufficiently varied to hold even the most seasoned knitter’s interest.

For best results, choose a semi-solid or subtly variegated yarn. The lace details and undulating texture may get lost in high contrast colorways.

This pattern has been fully tested and professionally tech edited for accuracy and clarity. US knitting terminology is used throughout.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS One size, 18 in / 45.5 cm by 60 in / 152.5 cm

YARN REQUIREMENTS Approximately 462 yards / 422.5 m of DK weight yarn

SAMPLE SHOWN IN Two skeins of Superfine Yarn Co. W. 25th St MCN DK (80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 231 yards / 211 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g) in exclusive Yarn Discovery Tour colorway for Around the Table Yarns

NEEDLES US 9 / 5.5 mm or size needed to obtain gauge; 24 in / 60 cm or longer circular needles recommended

NOTIONS Tapestry needle; scissors, 2 stitch markers

GAUGE 14.5 sts and 14 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in stockinette stitch, knit flat, blocked aggressively

Gauge is not important, however different yarn/needles/gauge will affect yarn required and finished measurements

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