Periwinkle Shawl by Gabrielle Vézina

Periwinkle Shawl

March 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Body pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
640 - 1200 yards (585 - 1097 m)
Adaptable in size
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This is a pattern from my book, Lovely Lace Knits.

Periwinkles are charming little flowers that spread rapidly and that are often used as groundcover in gardens. They inspired me to design this shawl using a special stitch that creates little flowers, covering most of the shawl. On the border, a more open, leafy pattern, ends this piece in a delicate way.

This shawl is worked sideways, with flowers aligned at regular intervals on most of the shawl, transitioning to a leafy pattern that creates an openwork border. A few rows of ribbing and a picot binding end the shawl. This project is adaptable in size: you can knit the flower section and the border longer or shorter to create a perfectly sized shawl for your preference (though your yardage will vary).

Skill Level

Finished Measurements
50 inches (127 cm) at top edge
45 inches (114.5 cm) at bottom edge
27.5 inches (70 cm) at border edge

Fingering weight, Julie Asselin Fino (75% Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk), 400 yds (370 m) per 115-g skein
Shown In Lamb’s ear (2 skeins)

640 yds (585 m)

Any fingering to DK weight yarn can be used for this pattern. Gauge, yardage and final size will vary.

Important note: Gauge can vary according to your yarn and needle size. If your gauge differs, your shawl will have different dimensions from the prototype. Adjust the needle size to create a pleasing fabric. Make sure to plan for more yardage if you use a different yarn and wish to achieve a larger size.