Elysian Shawl by Knitting Expat Designs

Elysian Shawl

December 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
656 - 689 yards (600 - 630 m)
One size - 90 inches (229cm) Long and 30 inches (76cm) Deep - Pattern is written as a recipe so size can be adjusted
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The Elysian Shawl is the perfect introduction to Two Colour Fisherman’s rib creating a brioche fabric without the fear of brioche (not that you should be scared of brioche) … the word Elysian means something blissful or delightful and I feel that perfectly describes how I felt about this pattern while I was knitting it!

This pattern was designed specifically for the How To Knit Two Colour Fisherman’s Rib Class that I will be teaching at VKL 2020 in New York City. If you are attending that class then please do not purchase the pattern as you will be receiving a copy of it in this class.

This pattern is written using a recipe / percentage formula which makes it great for knitting it with any yarn weight as you just weigh as you go. As such it is also a perfect project for handspun too!


I have created THREE coupon codes so you can either purchase the pattern for full price, or with 20%, 40% or 60% discounts. I wanted to provide this pattern with a range of pricing options as I know not everyone can afford patterns at full cost. If you would like to support my channel and the work I am doing, and you have the means to do so then paying for this pattern at one of the higher price points is a great way to do that.

The listed price most accurately reflects the time and work that went into creating this pattern, however, if this is not financially accessible for you then please use one of the codes below.

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What you will need:

  • Yarn – 300gm DK Weight Yarn (1x100gm in each of three colours)- Yarn used in sample is Rauma Garn Petter Superwash 100% Wool, in the Colours 328 (Yellow – Colour A), 320 (Light Grey – Colour B) and 308 (Blue – Colour C), 100m/109yd per 50gm

Note as this pattern is written using a Percentage formula recipe you can knit this using any yarn weight!

  • Needles – 4.5mm (US7) and 3.75mm (US5) needles on a Long Cable to accommodate all the stitches

  • Notions – 4 Stitch Markers

  • Gauge – Approx 16 sts / 4 inches in garter stitch after gentle blocking (although gauge is really not too important with this shawl as long as you are liking the fabric you are getting).

Finished Size of Shawl – 229cm (90 inches) on the longest edge & 76cm (30 inches) at the deepest point.