Helia Shawl by Katy H. Carroll

Helia Shawl

July 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st, strongly blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
430 yards (393 m)
One size
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With a simple stockinette body and a touch of pretty lace to enliven the end, the Helia Shawl is ideal for summer knitting. Extra increases in the stockinette portion create a wider base that helps the shawl stay around the shoulders. This one-skein project is perfect for a quick-but-elegant gift knit or for indulging in a special skein of luxury yarn - try something with a touch of silk for an especially lovely drape!

This pattern contains both fully charted and written instructions.

Recommended Yarns:

The March Hare Merino Silk Blend — 70% Merino / 30% silk — 435 yds (398 m) per 100 g. Shown in colorway Sunflower (yellow sample).

Greenwood Fiberworks Cashmere Delight — 70% baby alpaca / 20% silk / 10% cashmere — 437 yds (400 m) per 100 g. Shown in colorway Calypso Turquoise (teal sample).

Greenwood Fiberworks Star Dust — 75% Merino / 20% nylon / 5% stellina — 438 yds (401 m) per 100 g. Shown in colorway Blue Eyes (variegated sample).

The Plucky Knitter Plucky Single — 80% Merino / 20% silk— 430 yds (393 m) per 100 g. Shown in colorway Aramis (blue-grey sample).

It is recommended to use a fingering weight skein with 430 or more yards.

54”” (137 cm) across and 21.5” (55 cm) deep.

20 sts and 26 rows to 4” (10 cm) in stockinette st (with fabric knit on smaller needles and strongly blocked).

PLEASE NOTE: Pattern is not dependent on gauge, but changes in gauge will affect finished size, look of motifs, and amount of yarn used. To meet these dimensions and to ensure enough yarn, be certain to use needle size that gives gauge.


US 6 (4 mm) circular needle (or size that gives gauge), 32” length — also US 8 (5 mm) needle (or needle two sizes larger than main needle) for bind off.

Other Materials:

Stitch marker, tapestry needle.

Many thanks to Margaux of Wasatch & Wool in Park City, UT for her support of this pattern!

This pattern has been test knit and professionally tech edited by Lisa Beth Houchins (Meanest Mommy Knits).