Javelin shawl by Teti Lutsak

Javelin shawl

October 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette worked flat
US 7 - 4.5 mm
984 yards (900 m)
One size (easily adjustable)
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Both the Javelin pullover and the Javelin shawl are about strength and resilience. A sort of body armour, they were born during the most difficult time in the history of Ukraine and Europe.
Javelin is an old Celtic word, which means a light spear thrown in a competitive sport or used as a weapon. The textured ribbing used in this pattern does resemble little spears.

It is a crescent shaped shawl, that is knit top-down.
The pattern comes with row by row written instructions, as well as charts for each section. You can take a closer look at my sample in this podcast episode.


The pattern is written for one size with the finished wing span of ca. 208 cm (82 in) and depth of ca. 52 cm (20.5 in), which you can adjust by starting with the garter edge section whenever you feel like.


400 g or 4 skeins of Highland DK by LITLG,
100% untreated highland wool with 225 m (246 yds) in 100 g skein, shown in colourway Camel; or ca. 900 m // 985 yds of any other heavy DK/worsted weight yarn or any combination of yarns to match the gauge.

Needles and notions

  • 4.5 mm (US 7) circular needles;
  • 4.5 mm (US 7) DPNS for i-cord tab cast-on and to use as a cable needle (optional);
  • spare cables, spare circular needles to be able to try the shawl on;
  • two stitch markers;
  • a tapestry needle or a crochet hook to weave in the ends.


  • 16 sts & 30 rows in 10 cm (4 in) on 4.5 mm (US 7) needles measured over stockinette stitch worked flat after blocking;

  • 18 sts & 30 rnds in 10 cm (4 in) on 4.5 mm (US 6) needles measured over the textured pattern worked flat after blocking.