Elke

Elke is all about taking simple elements and combining them into something beautiful. Utilizing a modified half-pi shawl construction, this lace and simple texture pattern creates an elegant look. The pattern is easily modified for a range of yarns and sizes, and suggestions are included for sizing up or down in the pattern. The sample is knit in Mirasol Sulka Legato using 2 skeins, creating a soft squishy shawl, but a thicker weight yarn can easily be substituted to make a thicker, warmer garment for chillier months.

This pattern includes both written and charted instructions, and is a good pattern for newer knitters looking to branch out and experiment.

Yarn: Mirasol Sulka Legato, 2 skeins (548 yds/501 m)
Sizes: 64″ (163cm) wide by 19.5″ (50cm) high
Needles: US 4 (3.5mm)
Gauge: 24 sts/32 rows = 4″ x 4″ (10cm x 10cm) in stockinette stitch (blocked)
Skill Level: Easy
Techniques used: Lace, reading charts (optional), simple shaping
Notions: Stitch markers, embroidery needle