The knitting adventures of a French Canadian girl in exile

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Cathedral is a small shawl worked in one of my favorite yarns, Madelinetosh Pashmina. This little shawl has everything I like in a shawl: it is worked form the top-down (meaning it's adaptable to your own yarn amount), has a lot of visual effect for little effort and is easy enough to memorize after a few pattern repeat.

Cathedral shawl

I fostered a secret love for this striking lace pattern for over two years, waiting to find both the time and the right yarn to work in a shawl made entirely of it. I love the clean line and the large lace holes, making this subtle pattern unique and attractive without taking away from the beauty of the yarn.

I decided to use on of my favorite method on increasing to create the neat little line in the center, because I thought it complemented nicely the lines already patterning through the lace in the body of the shawl.

A simple clean ribbing finished the shawl, and this completes a fast and rewarding project! Who could ask for more? Ha, and it's also super easy to adapt to any yarn weight or amount.... just to top it off!

Pattern is now available as an individual download as well as a part of the "Frugal Knitting" collection.