Elion Shawl by Susanna IC

Elion Shawl

March 2021
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 21.5 rows = 4 inches
in Chart patterns, after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1050 yards (960 m)
38” deep x 67” long wingspan
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Spring Make-It-Now 2021

Our Spring ‘21 Make It Now collection features stitch textures -- mesh, cables, seed, eyelets, and knit-purl combinations in embossed relief -- in light fabrics and soft colors that highlight March’s transitional weather.

As March is also Women’s History Month, the pattern names nod to women who’ve won the Nobel Prize: Grazia Deledda (Literature, 1926), Emmanuelle Charpentier (Chemistry, 2020), Shirin Ebadi (Peace, 2003), Gertrude Elion (Medicine, 1988), Ada Yonath (Chemistry, 2009), and Alice Munro (Literature, 2013).


Feliz and Cabrito combine to give Elion’s ribbed and reversible cables a lofty feel and subtle coloration. Knitting begins at one narrow point and ends at the opposite short edge with an openwork pattern that produces a pointed bind-off.

Please note that the stitch pattern is charted (CHART ONLY).

48” high along right selvedge, 56” across top edge, and 66” along shaped diagonal left selvedge

Manos del Uruguay FELIZ (70% superwash merino, 30% modal; approx. 350 yds/100 g): 3 sks.
Manos del Uruguay CABRITO (80% kid mohair, 20% polyamide; approx. 230 yds/25 g): 4 sks.
Shown in Z2333 Lagoon (Feliz), and R7164 Ultramarine (Cabrito)
Note: This project is worked with one strand of Feliz and Cabrito held together throughout.

US 8/5mm 24” or longer circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge

Cable needle
Tapestry needle
Blocking pins
Stitch markers (optional)

19 sts and 21½ rows = 4”/10cm in chart patterns, after blocking.
Note: Exact gauge is not critical to the success of this project, but the finished measurements and yardage requirements may vary if your gauge is different.

This project is worked back and forth in rows with one strand each of Feliz and Cabrito held together throughout. The circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

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