Ephemera Shawl


Ephemera is a feminine shawl composed of flouncy ruffles and a lighter-than-air fabric. It’s soft and warm, making it the perfect item for a wintery outing that requires some elegance.

The triangle shape of this shawl is easy to create and the simple fabric makes it a soothing project. The first ruffle is a continuation of the body of the shawl and the second shorter flounce is picked up and knit afterwards.

This shawl is knit from the tip to the ruffles with a lace weight yarn in four colours. This shawl has one size (easily adjustable).

Skill Level:

Skills: knit, purl, picking up sts

Sizes: one size (adjustable)

Finished Measurements:
approx 152 cm long measured along the straight edge and 101 cm wide at the bottom lying flat after blocking

Gauge: not crucial

approx 25 sts and 34 rows = 10 cm in St st on 4 mm after blocking

Yarn: lace weight wool

Suggested Brands:
4 x 50 g skeins of soft, lace weight yarn in 4 colours

Yarn specifics (dark green and pink version):

Colour A = 1 skein Malabrigo Lace merino wool (56 Olive, dark green); 470 yds / 430 m

Colour B = 1 skein Habu Textiles A-1 2/17 Tsugumi Silk (color 40, light green); 450 yds / 411 m (per 48 g)

Colour C = 1 skein Helen Hamann Deliverance alpaca (pottery red); 437 yds / 400 m

Colour D = 1 cone Habu Textiles Super Fine Merino merino wool (pink); 747 yds / 68 m (per 28 g)

4 mm 80 cm circs
or size needed to obtain gauge

Other Materials: tapestry needle or teeny crochet hook