Elbe by Janina Kallio


April 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, before blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
687 yards (628 m)
One size, see notes
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Elbe is part of the Mix & Match – Rivers collection. The other patterns in the collection are Tiber and Seine. All these shawls can be knitted on their own, just as they are. But if you have the entire collection, you can also mix and match by combining the body and border sections from the other patterns in the collection. All the shawls have a textured body and a simple lace border, and they are interchangeable. You can mix any of the 3 textured body sections with any of the 3 lace borders. With the 3 patterns of the Mix & Match – Rivers collection, you get 9 different shawls! All the math is done for you, so all you need to do is choose your combo of body and border and simply follow the instructions. Get the collection here.

Elbe charms with its clean and contemporary look. The body of this asymmetric triangle shawl is worked in a rib check pattern, a fun combination of knits and purls. The delicate lace border has a beautiful cabled eyelet pattern. Together they create an intriguing surface texture, yet the shawl is easy and relaxing to knit.

The pattern has both written and charted instructions.

Two skeins of Eden Cottage Yarns Bowland 4ply (100% BFL Wool; 400 m / 437 yds per 100 g.) Shown in colourway Robin Egg.

Or approximately 628 m / 687 yds of similar fingering weight yarn.

Size 4 mm / US 6 circular needle. Always adjust needle size to obtain pattern gauge. Gauge affects finished size and the amount of yarn needed.

Shawl is worked flat but I recommend using a 100 cm / 40 inch circular needle to accommodate the growing number of stitches.

FINISHED SIZE After blocking
86 cm / 34 in (depth) x 190 cm / 75 in (width)

k: knit
p: purl
kfb: knit to front and back loop of the same stitch
yo: yarn over
sl1k2psso: slip 1 stitch knitwise, k2, pass the slipped stitch over the 2 knit stitches (1 stitch decrease)

The pattern has both written and charted instructions. Blocking instructions and a schematic are also provided.


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