Simple and elegant, the Lady of Lorien Shawl is a timeless crescent shawl pattern. Among its many desirable qualities is the fact that there is nary a purl stitch in the entire shawl. Slender slipped stitch columns are set against a backdrop of relaxing garter stitch, which perfectly balances cozy plumpness with lightweight wearability, and radiate as the light of the lady’s star phial. A modified old shale lace pattern finishes the piece with ripples subtly reminiscent of the waters of Galadriel’s mirror.

Lady of Lórien Shawl

  • Measurements 
    Wingspan - 78in. (198cm) 
    Depth - 19in. (48cm) 
    (A greater depth can be achieved during blocking if desired. I decided to pull the bottom edge just enough to open up the lace border, because I didn’t want to open up the garter stitch of the main body too much, but if you want a deeper shawl or like the look of it stretched out more, then feel free to block a little more aggressively.)



    24 sts x 40 rows = 4in (10cm) in stockinette worked flat after blocking


    Sample used 
    Yarn A - 2 skeins Red Stag Fibre Estate Fingering (490yds 448m, 100g) 
    Yarn B - 1 Skein Red Stag Fibre Castle Suri (328yds 300m, 100g) 
    Both in the “Antique Linen” colorway 


    To substitute, use
    Yarn A - 850 yards fingering weight yarn 
    Yarn B - 285 yards fingering weight yarn in a contrasting color or texture 
    (I love the halo and slight luxuriousness that the hint of suri adds to this pattern, but you could also achieve a lovely effect with mohair or by adding contrast in color instead of texture)


    US 2 (2.75mm) 40in. (100cm) circular needle 


    23 stitch markers

    tapestry needle

    flexible blocking wires (optional)


    This pattern has been test knit. When you purchase this pattern, you will receive the pattern as a PDF file.


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