Ursula Shawl by Katy H. Carroll

Ursula Shawl

August 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
435 - 865 yards (398 - 791 m)
Two sizes - shawlette and large shawl - but pattern can be adapted to differing amounts of yarn
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for $6.50 USD buy it now

Delicate columns of cables and lace, radiating from the center spine, are the focal point of the Ursula Shawl. Shown in a soft merino/cashmere/nylon blend from Hole in the Wool Yarns, the pattern is written for either a one-skein shawlette or a larger two-skein shawl. With wide stockinette sides, the design can show off a gently speckled yarn as well as solid or tonal shades.

This pattern contains both fully charted and written instructions.

Recommended Yarn:
Hole in the Wool Yarns Plush Sock — 80% superwash merino / 10% cashmere / 10% nylon — 435 yds (398 m) per 100 g skein.

Shown in colorways River (slate blue sample, Shawlette size) and Garden Party (peachy-pink sample, Large Shawl size). Yarn estimates have a 10% yardage cushion factored in for gauge differences.

Shawlette took one skein or approx. 435 yds (398 m). Large Shawl took two skeins or approx. 865 yds (791 m).

Shawlette — 50” (127 cm) across and 18.5” (47 cm) deep.
Large Shawl — 73” (185 cm) across and 26.5” (67 cm) deep.

Blocked Gauge:
23 sts and 32 rows to 4” (10 cm) in stockinette st.

PLEASE NOTE: I knit the sample with a US 6 (4 mm) needle and a US 5 (3.75 mm) for the garter border, but as I tend to knit fairly tightly, I’ve listed needles one size smaller. 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 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle (or size that gives gauge), 32” length, with a US 4 (3.5 mm) needle (or needle one size smaller than main needle) for garter border. *

Other Materials:
3 stitch markers (1 distinct for center spine), 1 removable stitch marker (to denote RS — optional), tapestry needle, crochet hook (optional).

Many thanks to Alesha of Hole in the Wool yarns and Amber of Snickle & Mr. B Bags for their support! This pattern was professionally tech edited by Lisa Beth Houchins (Meanest Mommy Knits).