Faethe by Meridith Shepherd


January 2016
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
0 stitches and 0 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
325 - 500 yards (297 - 457 m)
Size varies based on yarn and pattern choices. Shawl length can vary between 60" (152 cm) and 80" (203 cm). Shawl depth will vary between 10" (25.5 cm) and 14" (35.5 cm).
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Faethe is a crescent shaped shawl pattern that uses any yarn weight and gives options for different lengths, making it a fun shawl for using stash yarns to get a look that suits you perfectly. Choose your length based on how much yarn you have available, and how you like to wear your shawls. Short length shawls are great for those of small to average height and build, while longer shawls work well for taller women or plus size ladies. Of course, if you like extra warmth and cushiness go for a long bulky weight shawl, and if just a little something over your shoulders is all you need, choose a lace weight short version.

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Your choice of yarn in any weight. More detailed information can be found here.

Needles to match your yarn. Having straight needles or 16-24” circular needles for the border is helpful, and a 40” circular needle is necessary for the shawl body. Refer to the Materials Chart for more detailed information.

Additional Tools
Cable needle, if desired
Yarn needle, for weaving ends
Blocking pins and/or wires

This pattern is suited for any gauge and any weight yarn, meaning that a gauge swatch is not necessary. Make a fabric you like, and choose your size based on the length you make the edging. Suggestions are offered on the Materials Chart.

Skill Level
Intermediate: Requires lace and cabling techniques, working from either charted or written instructions, picking up stitches, and simple short row shaping.

Sample Details
First photo (red shawl): The Fingering weight sample is a short length shawl with 30 edging repeats, worked in Anzula Luxury Yarns Dreamy, Watermelon colorway. This shawl used 400 yards/365 meters and measures 68”/172.5cm long and 10”/25.5cm deep after blocking.

Second Photo (sage gray shawl): The DK weight sample is a short length shawl with 18 edging repeats, worked in Anzula Luxury Yarns Oasis, Nimbus colorway. This shawl used 330 yards/305 meters and measures 60”/153cm long and 12”/30.5cm deep.

Third Photo (blue shawl): The Bulky weight sample is a short length shawl with 12 edging repeats, worked in The Plucky Knitter Bulky, Boots and Faded Jeans colorway. This shawl used 325 yards/300 meters and measures 60”/153cm long and 14”/35.5cm deep.