Ilkley Shawl

I worked on this shawl while traveling in the UK, and I’m very excited to share it with you all!

Ilkley Shawl

Ilkley Shawl

Ilkley is a triangular shawl, knit from the bottom up – you start with lots of stitches but start decreasing right away! No casting off hundreds of stitches. Shown in two sizes, a two-colour smaller scarf and a five-colour ombre version in a larger shawl size. The non-lacy stitch pattern is cushy yet airy, and easy to work! Perfect for small amounts of sock yarns or handspuns.

Special thanks to Victoria Panos for modeling.
Technical Editing by Jaya Purswani.

Ilkley Shawl

Scarf (Shawl)
Scarf is 48” / 122cm across the top, 19” / 48cm deep at centre back; shown in silver/burgundy
Shawl is 60” / 152cm across the top, 25” / 64cm deep at centre back; shown in brown/orange/yellow

Fingering weight yarn
370 yds / 334m total for Scarf
575 yds / 525m total for Shawl

Scarf size shown in Handmaiden Casbah (81% superwash merino, 10% nylon, 9% cashmere; 357 yds / 325m per 4 oz / 115g skein)
MC: Smoke, 260 yds / 234m
CC: Burgundy/blue/gold (colourway unknown), 110 yds / 100m

Shawl size shown in Spud & Chloe Fine (80% wool, 20% silk; 248 yds / 227m per 2 oz / 65g skein), 2 skeins of MC and 1 skein of each contrast colour
MC: Dachshund #7803, 400 yds / 365m
CC1: Orangutan #7819, 80 yds / 73m
CC2: Clementine #7802, 60 yds / 55m
CC3: Goldfish #7817, 25 yds / 23m
CC4: Bumble Bee #7811, 10 yds / 9m

US 5 / 3.75mm circular needle, 32” / 80cm or longer
tapestry needle
split or locking ring stitch markers

Ilkley Shawl

18 sts / 36 rows = 4” / 10cm square in Garter Stitch, after blocking
16 sts / 40 rows = 4” / 10cm square in Tweed Check stitch, after blocking
Exact gauge is not critical for this project, though it will affect the amount of yardage required.

3 page PDF pattern with colour photos and abbreviations list. Suitable for an adventurous beginner.

Available through Ravelry, payment through Paypal (no accounts required).

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Ilkley Shawl

Ilkley Shawl



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9 responses to “Ilkley Shawl”

  1. Amanda Avatar

    So pretty – looks like an ideal use for all those inevitable odds and ends (10 yards! 25 yards!) Love that.

  2. Kenoshia Avatar

    They both look great! I especially love the color scheme of the larger one.

  3. pawdua Avatar

    Love your new pattern. This screams for a main color and some knitpicks bare dyed in the some color and 4 times. I’d go for a chocolate brown and a cc going from a pale ecru to a deep gold orr a pale peach to deep rust. Hmm, as soon as I can afford yarn and dye I’ll start playing.

  4. Mariah Avatar

    Love it! This must be the yarn from the picture a few posts below. The stitch pattern looks so interesting.

  5. stefanie Avatar

    Beautiful! I see a destash project in my future!

  6. rubbishknitter Avatar

    oh, that looks familiar, I saw you working on the grey / burgundy one :)

    turned out beautifully, I love it! *hammers queue button excitedly*

  7. Pokey Avatar

    There’s a terrific amount of knolewdge in this article!

  8. Blithespirit Avatar

    Just bought your pattern and cast on over the weekend. It’s great for my work commute on the bus. At the moment I’ve only chosen the main colour which is a nice charcoal grey and am having a hard time narrowing down the contrasting colours among my stash. I really like the oranges you used. I’m leaning towards purples but I also have this lovely mustard yellow. Oh well, a few rows to go before I have to make a definite decision. It’s a lovely pattern – can’t wait until I’m done.

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