Tamsyn by Kristina Smiley


October 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
650 - 690 yards (594 - 631 m)
16" x 60" Blocked (40 cm by 152 cm)
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Use code: tamsyn15 for 15% off our Aspen Hues kit and all Alpaca Silk Dk yarn. 1 kit (3 skeins) makes this shawl.

SIZE: 16” x 60” blocked.


Expression Fiber Arts Alpaca Silk Dk

Shown in kit: Aspen Hues

If those colors aren’t available, any from this category will work. A total of 690 yards were used for the sample shown.


US Size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles with at least a 20” cord to accommodate the larger number of stitches.

Skill Level varies (pattern begins with beginner, then is worked intermediate, and ends with advanced) - This pattern is for those who wish to be challenged and feel comfortable with knitting and have made a few projects, using various skills and techniques. Pattern includes lace and cables.

Notes From the Designer:

•Tamsyn is a progression shawl that is completely customizable depending on your skill level and willingness to be challenged. It begins with alternating rows of Garter and Stockinette Stitch using basic knit and purl stitches, then transitions to a more intermediate pattern with yarn overs and lace, and ends with a more complicated design using twisted stitches and mock cables. You can choose to make the entire shawl using any of the three sections if you wish, or start with one, and progress to the next level that challenges your abilities. Tap into your creativity and make it as simple or complicated as you’d like.

•The pattern is written in a way that is easily customizable for those who wish to solely work within their comfort level and for those who wish to challenge themselves further.

•Color changes are made at the transition to each skill level.

•Learning new skills is always a pleasurable challenge for me. Creating this design was a very enjoyable experience. I really liked starting simple with basic stitches and getting more creative as the shawl design progressed. This design is akin to life which starts simple enough and gets more challenging as you grow. When you look back and see where you came from versus where you are now, you get a sense of accomplishment. That is the feeling that I was going for with this shawl.

•Click the Videos tab to watch a video of the intermediate section of this pattern!

Designed by Kristina Smiley.
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Enjoy your knitting.