Elfriede Shawl PDF Knitting Pattern


Elfriede Shawl PDF Knitting Pattern


My family spent summers when I was growing up with my Omi, Elfriede, at her cabin on a lovely tree-lined lake. The lace pattern used in the body of this sideways asymmetrical triangle shawl reminds me of those trees and the happy memories we shared there. Elfriede is named in her honour. Today my Omi suffers from advanced dementia. It has been incredibly difficult, but I have found solace in the soothing stitches of this shawl. It’s my hope that you’ll also find healing and meditation when knitting Elfriede.

*Elfriede was previously published in Laine Magazine - Issue 6.

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Wingspan: Approx. 76” / 193 cm.
Depth at widest point: 35“ / 89 cm.

Elfriede is a sideways asymmetrical triangle shawl that is knitted corner to corner starting with one cast-on stitch. The border and sides are worked in garter stitch with a raised slip stitch detail . The overall body is worked in lace stitch that mimics small trees.

Yarn: 4 skeins of Cumbria by The Fibre Company (60% Merino wool, 30% Masham wool, 10% Mohair, 238 yds / 218 m ‒ 100 g), colourway Catbells, or approx. 952 yds / 870 m of worsted weight yarn.

21 sts x 42 rows to 4” / 10 cm in border stitch pattern, blocked.
20 sts x 40 rows to 4” / 10 cm in border stitch pattern, unblocked. 
18 sts x 28 rows to 4” / 10 cm in lace stitch pattern, blocked. 
18 sts x 24 rows to 4” / 10 cm in lace stitch pattern, unblocked.

US 6 / 4 mm 36” / 90 cm or longer circular needle.

Stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking wires and pins.


This pattern includes both fully written and charted instructions. It has been professionally tech edited and thoroughly tested.


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Photography: Laine Magazine

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