Posted by: spinnyknitter | March 23, 2010

Calais Shawl

Recently I was given a skein of beautiful blue yarn by yarncandy that I fell in love with.  It’s her Silk Merino fingering which is wonderful to work with and lovely to touch.  It inspired me to design a shawl and I have spent the past couple of weeks working on the project.

Here are a few pics I took this morning in our lovely spring weather.
The green version is the test knit using Handmaiden Casbah in moss.

The Calais Shawl is a free pattern.  Here’s the link Calais Shawl Pattern


  1. VERY pretty pattern! Thanks a lot for making it free. Both colors are just lovely.

  2. What a lovely combination of lace stitches. Thank for writing it all up and for your generosity!

  3. very nice pattern. thanks for making it free

  4. Great work. It’s lovely. I’ll be making one up. I’m glad you have now “published” a design and I’m looking forward to many more.

  5. Oh, and not only have you designed a beautiful shawl, offering the pattern for free, but you maintain a lovely place to visit as well. Thank you, once again.
    Toni a.k.a. cookknitsoap at ravelry

  6. Love this pattern! When I first started I couldn`t stop. Pure addiction. Thank`s a lot:-))

  7. love the pattern can’t wait to make it too bad spring is here

  8. […] or someone or some place.  That is why when I designed and knit my first shawl pattern, the calais-shawl, I daydreamed about what I would name […]

  9. The shawl looks beautiful. Thank you for your gift.

  10. […] Calais, no work today! I’m spending my day off finishing up a Calais shawl, my seventh shawl for the 10 in 2010 challenge. I’m using some Cascade Heritage sock yarn, […]

  11. […] knit the Calais Shawl over Thanksgiving and I like the color, but I think I’ll try to nudge it a little closer to […]

  12. Hi 😉 can you recomend another yarn then merino silk ? Dont like using merino due to the mulesing of the sheeps.


    • Hi Solvi
      Any fingering weight yarn will work with this pattern.

  13. […] the picture below is her first design (ever!) in one of my early on hand dyed yarns. It’s a free pattern if you’re interested. The rest of them can be seen on her blog and ravelry too. Gosh, I […]

  14. Thank you for this free pattern. This is going to be my first shawl as it does not look too hard.

  15. […] a quick post to let you know that I have done a little work on my Calais Shawl pattern.  Here is where I originally posted about my very first shawl […]

  16. Hi
    I just downloaded this pattern. Thanks!!! It’s really nice

    • You are very welcome, Tonje

  17. I love the shawl. I have one question. I was reading over the pattern and I didn’t see a gauge.( Maybe I over looked it.) What is gauge for this pattern.?

    • The gauge is 20 stitches to 4 inches over stocking stitch, unblocked
      The gauge is not critical but may affect yardage required.

      • Thank you so much. Your pattern will be my first attempt knitting a shawl. This design is beautiful and I’m excited about starting it.

      • Happy knitting!

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