I have 475 yards of sock yarn that I got at the Colorado retreat that I think
would make a nice shawl. Does anyone know of a pattern that would work with?
It's for my 85yo mom and she just wants a shawl instead of a shrug.
If your library has Interweave's book Wrap Style, a nice and manageable
pattern is Evelyn Clark's Shetland Triangle shawl; it is triangular, as the
name suggests. One nice feature is that the pattern repeat makes for a very
easily adjusted size depending on how much yarn you have. I do agree with
Tallguy about crescent-shaped shawls fitting better, though.
One more thought is the Candle Flame Shawl - it is written for bulky yarn,
but it makes a beautiful lace shawl when done with a lace or sock weight yarn
with appropriate needles; I did one using about 475 yards of fingering weight
and US 9 needles, and I thought it turned out great. Below is the web address
(note, there has been errata listed by a user on ravelry; if you need it, let
Nice looking pattern! Thanks for posting it. I think I'll have to try
I have saved the file to a pdf and will study it. It looks really neat. I am
assuming that if I make it with sock yarn, I can just keep knitting and
knitting and knitting and it will turn into a nice shawl with smaller leaves.
I may try it a bit using the larger needles with some scrap yarn I have. It's
pretty odd looking self-striping sock yarn, so it won't make for anything
pretty. It will, however, give me some practice. I really like the candle
Probably the easiest design when you have a limited amount of yarn is the
triangular shawl worked from the neck out. When you are done the yarn, you
are done! There are many simple designs... probably garter stitch would fit
the best, and you can let the yarn show off that way. MMariio has quite a few
of them available, or look for them online. I will send you a link once I get
back to base!
I do like the crescent-shaped shawls -- I think they fit over the
shoulders better, and you can get them very wide without a lot of depth.
Again, start from the back of neck, and work outwards to the end of the
I like the crescent-shaped shawls as well, but haven't found one that I
want to spend the money on. I am frugally cautious of spending things online
when there is so much free stuff out there. I have a book on hold at the
library which may garner some insight. I found a really nice triangular one
that I think I will use because it is pretty simple but has a nice border
that looks fancier than it really is...at least I say that now. I am about 20
rows into it starting from the neck down, so I won't know how well I can
handle the lace edge until I get there. It looks fairly straightforward
I got your email with the two links...thanks so much!
Thanks for the insight. I'll give them a look-see. I appreciate it.
Two that I particularly like are Isbel by Ysolda Teague and Inflorescense
by Jen Lucas. Both patterns are available through Ravelry and both could be
made from your skein of 475 yds. There is also a book called Sock yarn shawls
(Jen's pattern is in it) - forget who the author is. Maybe her and it has
plenty of patterns. Our library has a copy. Your system may as well. Let us
know what you decide to do and keep us posted with progress pictures. Good
The book "Sock-Yarn Shawls: 15 Lacy Knitted Shawl Patterns" is actually by
Jen Lucas. I have put a hold on it at our library. Thanks again!
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