Coterie Shawl by Jessica Ays

Coterie Shawl

March 2022
Light Fingering ?
20 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in worked flat in garter stitch, after blocking.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
860 yards (786 m)
Wingspan = 78”/198 cm -- Depth, at center (deepest part of crescent) = 16”/40.5 cm -- Depth, at ends (shallowest part) = 11”/28 cm
low vision format available
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Coterie is a celebration of all the things that I cherish most about Local Yarn Shops. Defined as an intimate group with a unifying common interest or purpose, Coterie conveys what knitters find at their favorite LYS.

These yarn shops are amazing places that foster our community of fiber enthusiasts and are the lifeblood of our craft. They need support from their community during these difficult times.

Coterie is a crescent-shaped shawl, knit from the bottom up. The shawl begins with an elegant lace pattern, interspersed with soothing stockinette sections and reverse stockinette lines. The shawl shaping is created using simple short rows and easy decreases on a background of garter stitch.

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Fingering Weight Yarn, approx. 860 yds/786 m, weighing 188g
Sample uses Ella Rae Heathered Merino Superfine (80% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Nylon, 457 yds/418 m per 100 g); 2 skeins in Coriander #1013.

• US 5/3.75 mm 32”/80 cm circular needle. A long circular needle is needed due to the large number of stitches.
• 24 Stitch Markers, to mark each repeat
• Darning Needle

20 sts and 48 rows = 4”/10 cm, worked flat in garter stitch using a US 5/3.75 mm needle, after blocking.

Use a needle that produces a blocked fabric with a look and drape that you are happy with. Gauge is not crucial to this pattern, but keep in mind that variance in gauge will also affect the amount of yarn used as well as the overall size of your shawl.


Vision Accessibility:
This pattern includes a PDF download written in 22-point sans serif font in the all black text. It has no italics. All of the directions are entirely written out. The text in this LVA file is left-justified, with 1-inch margins, and all in one column.

Screen Reader Accessibility:
The LVA version of this pattern is also screen reader accessible. It has been formatted, reviewed, and tested to work with a screen reader.