Elvan Shawl by Florence Spurling

Elvan Shawl

November 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25.4 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
835 yards (764 m)
One size – Wingspan: 84.25”/214cm Depth: 15.25”/39cm
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Elvan is a side-to-side triangular shawl inspired by the geometric emblems and hushed tones of vintage woven carpets. Staggered intarsia patterns travel the shawl like woven stories, mixed with pools of bobbles that lend an uber-plush feel. Elvan’s long tips and shallow depth make for a super-wearable accessory that fits perfectly into a contemporary wardrobe.

The shawl requires a main color for the background, and nine contrast colors for the intarsia motifs. Get creative choosing your palette using mini-skeins or leftovers from your stash.

KOKON Fingering Weight Merino
100% Merino wool
349 yards/320 meters per 100g skein

KOKON Fingering Weight Mini Skein
100% Merino wool
35 yards/32 meters per 10g skein

Sample used:
Main Color (MC)
KOKON Fingering Weight Merino:
740 yards/677 meters of “Fog”

Contrast Colors 1-9
KOKON Fingering Weight Mini Skeins:
CC1: 14 yards/13 meters of “Sea”
CC2: 14 yards/13 meters of “Daybreak”
CC3: 18 yards/17 meters of “Dawn”
CC4: 7 yards/6 meters of “Cacti”
CC5: 7 yards/6 meters of “Steppe”
CC6: 14 yards/13 meters of “Morning”
CC7: 7 yards/6 meters of “Clay”
CC8: 7 yards/6 meters of “Cloud”
CC9: 7 yards/6 meters of “Madder”