The Clothilde pattern is now available!  Thanks so much to my wonderful test knitters, Kate, Christine, Susanna, Bethany, Cyn, and Ellen, who got the job done in record time and gave me fabulous input to boot!  They are, to a woman, awesometastic.

Clothilde (pronounced kloh-TEELD) is a lace shawl knit in one piece from the center top outward. Utilizing traditional gull wing lace that flares into spear points at the edge, Clothilde is a good project for the intermediate lace knitter. With both written instructions and charts, knitters should be able to find their most comfortable way of following the pattern. The pattern can be easily customized by changing the number of repeats of either the Gull Wing or the Spearhead lace.

Small: 48 inches wide, 20 inches long
Large: 70 inches wide, 32 inches long

* 400 yds fingering weight yarn for size Small
(Shown in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock –
Mediumweight 100% merino, 380 yds per 100g skein)
Note: I used only one skein for my small sized shawl,
but I’d advise buying an extra skein for security.
* 450 yds DK weight yarn for size Large
(Shown in Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino 50% silk,
50% merino, 150 yds per 50g skein, 3 skeins used
Note: Some test knitters were close to running out of yarn,
so again, buying an extra skein for security is not a bad
* 1 U.S. size 6 (4 mm) circular needle 24 inches or
longer for size Small
* 1 U.S. size 9 (5.5 mm) circular needle 24 inches or
longer for size Large
* tapestry needle

Small: 21 sts/32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on size 6 needles
Large: 15 sts/24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on size 9 needles

Buy it now for $6.50 USD!


  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous shawl! If I ever have free space on my needles again, I will almost certainly knit one up. Thanks for writing up the pattern!

  2. Tish McAllister

    I was just gifted this pattern (ravelry) and I am so excited to cast on !!!!! I do have a question. In the stitch abbv you put that an SSK is slip one knitwise slip one purl wise. Is this right? I have always slipped 2 knitwise.
    THanks so much for your time and awesome pattern.

    • Both are right – I just prefer the one I put in the pattern, which I got from It makes a decrease that lies a little flatter and (I think) matches the k2tog better. I had been doing it the other way up till I read about it, but I liked the look so much I make all my patterns use that version of the decrease. If you’re more comfortable with your way, or if you prefer the look, definitely ignore me on this one!

      Take care, and I hope you enjoy the pattern! Kristen

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