Elixir Shawl


This delightful shawl is created by combining a contemporary shape with an old-fashioned, zig-zag edge (no binding off!). It knits up quickly and is a great use of that one skein of precious sock yarn in your stash.

Blocking is a must for this shawl – it makes it very drapey with nice, sharp points on your applied edge.

This shawl is knit from the tip to the wide end finished with a knitted-on edge in a contrasting colour and using a fingering weight yarn. This shawl has one size (adjustable).

Skill Level:

Skills: knit, purl, lace knitting, knitted-on edge

Sizes: one size

Finished Measurements:
approx 152 cm long measured along the straight edge and 96 cm wide at the bottom lying flat after blocking

Gauge: not crucial

approx 32 sts = 10 cm in St st on 2.5 mm as given on ball band

approx 16 sts and 40 rows = 10 cm in garter st on 4 mm after blocking

Yarn: fingering weight blend

Suggested Brand:
1 skein Ancient Arts Reinvent
49% Wool, 34% Mohair, 11% Nylon, 4% Acrylic,
2% Silk
400 m per 100 g
shown in colour 1614 Frolic (purple) and 1608 Fog Warning (blue)

+ small amount of CC yarn of a similar gauge for edge (sample used 20 g / 84 m of Bohoyarns Ramble sock yarn shown in colours Sea Wtich and Naked)

4 mm 80 cm circs
or size needed to obtain gauge

Other Materials: tapestry needle or teeny crochet hook