Elska by Corrine Walcher


August 2017
Lace ?
24 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
800 - 870 yards (732 - 796 m)
One size, easily adjustable.
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Elska is the last of the ‘sisters’ shawls, one for each of my mom’s sisters. Elska is the Icelandic word for love, and is the perfect name for my mom’s shawl. This is a sideways shawl with beaded lace, designed to use up most of your skein. Weigh it at the start and increase until you’re halfway through, then decrease.

Finished Size: 33” deep by 72” wide, unblocked. Finished size depends on the tenacity of your wet blocking.

Yarn: Dragonfly Fibers Squishy Lace, 100% Superwash Merino, 870 yards/4 ounces (Sample knit in Mossy Bank).

Needles: 24” circular needle size 5 US (3.75 mm), or size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 24 stitches/26 rows per 4 inches in unblocked stockinette. Gauge is not critical for this item, but it will affect drape and amount of yarn used.

Optional: 10 6/0 beads per repeat (270 total as shown) and a size 12/1.00mm crochet hook

Sample used 815 yards.