Eilidh Shawl Pattern
Eilidh (pronounced Ay-lee) - originally a Mystery Knitalong from July 2016 - is a crescent-shaped shawl incorporating elements of Shetland lace patterns and others which have been inspired by these traditional designs. Worked from the top down on a garter-stitch base, there are options for beading, either allover or for selected sections. Some areas of the design require patterning on both sides, which makes it a little more challenging than many of my designs, but the garter-stitch background makes this much easier than a stocking-stitch ground.
There are several options for yarn weights - samples were knitted in:
Cobweb Lace (800m/50g)
Fine lace (1,200m/100g)
Standard lace (700-800m/100g)
Fine 4-ply (475m/100g)
You’ll need a 100g skein of all apart from the Cobweb Lace, where a 50g skein will be sufficient. The size is also adjustable as there are sections of the design that can be repeated - this does require extra yarn (and beads, if using).
I’d suggest choosing a yarn that’s semi-tonal or with subtle colour changes for this design, as garter-stitch may not look so attractive in yarn with bolder variations in colour.
The pattern is both charted and written in full.
This pattern is copyright Julie Harris Designs and for personal use only, and may not be copied or distributed without my permission. Knitted items made from this pattern may not be sold or produced commercially.