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Ella Shawl

December 5, 2010

Ella Shawl

Ella is a medium sized, shawl with tassels. I used two strands of Indigo Moon Fingering Weight in Olive and 7mm needles. You may also use an aran weight yarn. The measurements for this pattern are approximate. You may end up with a larger or smaller shawl depending on your gauge, and choice of yarn and needles. Enjoy!

1,400 meters of sock yarn (used double) or
700 meters of aran weight yarn (used single)
7mm needles (best to use 32″ or longer circulars)
2 stitch markers

Gauge (not crucial)
14 sts and 24 rows in stockinette stitch

approximately 60″ x 25″ after blocking

K = knit
P = purl
KFB = knit into front and back of next stitch
YO = yarn over needle to make 1 stitch
YF = yarn forward
YB = yarn back
MRK = stitch marker
SLM = slip stitch marker
PM = place marker

Please do not slip first stitch of every row.


Set Up:
Cast on 5 stitches
Knit two rows
Next row: K1, KFB 3 times, K1
Next row: K2, KFB 4 times, K2
Next row: K3, YO, P1, YO, PM, P4, PM, YO, P1, YO, K3
You now have 16 stitches on the needle.

Row 1: K3, YO, K to next marker, YO, SLM, K4, SLM, YO, K to last 3 sts, YO, K3
Row 2: K3, P all stitches and YOs, slipping markers to last 3 sts, K3
Row 3: K3, YO, K to next marker, YO, SLM, K4, SLM, YO, K to last 3 sts, YO, K3
Row 4: K3, YF, YO, P all stitches and YOs, slipping markers to last 3 sts, YO, YB, K3

Repeat Rows 1 – 4 another 23 times.

Start Ribbing:
Ribbing Row 1: K3, YO, *K3, P3*, repeat ** to next marker, YO, SLM, K4, SLM, YO, repeat ** to last 3 sts, YO, K3
Ribbing Row 2: K3, YO, work ribbing to next marker, P4, work ribbing to last 3 sts, YO, K3 (work YO’s in ribbing pattern)

Work Ribbing Rows 1 and 2 another 18 times. Cast Off.

Make tassels, attach to ends of shawl.

Weave in yarn ends.

©copyright 2010 Annie Lee. This pattern may be used for non-commercial, personal use only. It may not be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Jo Annie permalink
    January 20, 2011 8:01 pm

    This is a beautiful shawl, I’m making one in a rich mustard color.
    Thank you sonmuch for providing the free pattern, your work is amazing.

    • January 22, 2011 1:08 am

      Hi Jo Annie!
      It’ll be beautiful in mustard! Would love to see a photo when you are finished! Enjoy the pattern!

  2. Anonymous permalink
    October 17, 2011 12:24 am

    I love this pattern, i’ve decided to knit it up in Madelinetosh’s “tart” in DK, i can’t wait to wear it! I still have to figure out how to make tassels though. Thank you for the pattern!

  3. Anonymous permalink
    September 11, 2012 1:55 am

    Thank you so much for this pattern. We are buying a home near the ocean and I want to hang four handmade shawls near the door for guests to throw over their shoulders when we go out to sit….Thank you again.

  4. February 25, 2013 1:56 pm

    Hello there!!! I left you a message on Ravelry because I am having a hard time with your patterns Ella And Raspberry for the eyelets on the neck side………. Thank you for reading and helping!

  5. Phyllis permalink
    January 18, 2016 9:00 am

    the picture shows rib at the point of shawl but no instructions for rib at beginning.
    is this a mistake I like the rib start not plain as indicated by instructions.

  6. Sally Hannigan permalink
    April 4, 2019 3:53 pm

    Is it worked from the bottom point up? I just started, and am confused about where the ribbing will come in, and if the shape will be right. Is the beginning of the pattern the bottom point?


    • Sally Hannigan permalink
      April 5, 2019 9:30 am

      Thank you so much for your response! It is starting to take shape and I can see the pattern now. Thanks for clarifying!

  7. annie permalink
    April 4, 2019 4:55 pm

    Hi Sally,

    This shawl is knit from the top down. The ribbing comes at the end. I hope you like knitting this design!



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