Xenia (pronounced SEN-ya) is a generously sized, crescent shaped shawl that can be worn casually or for evenings out on the town in your favorite little black dress. With its ability to be worn in many ways, this shawl is sure to become a favorite in your personal knitwear wardrobe or to make a great gift for a scarf‑loving friend.
The shawl’s body features a simple horizontal ridge detail to lend visual interest to an otherwise stockinette fabric. A beautifully scalloped knit on border adds an elegant finishing touch. Instructions are also provided for making this shawl with two colors.
Photo Credit: Midlight Photography
Size: One Size
67” (170 cm) along top edge and 14” (36 cm) deep at center, after blocking
Gauge (after blocking):
20 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, unblocked
- US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 32” (81 cm) or longer
- (1) US 6 (4 mm) double pointed needle or spare needle
We were inspired to pair this fabulous design with CARAVAN by Crave Yarn.
NOTE: Sample shown in a different yarn.
Best color to match sample:* Whisperlike (for the one-color version); Whisperlike and Seduce (for the two-color version)
Yarn: 2 skeins Caravan by Crave Yarn (354 yds/100g; light sport; 70% Superwash Extrafine Merino, 10% Mulberry Silk, 10% Camel, 10% Cashmere)
- 2 skeins of one color for the single color version. If you wish to make a single color shawl, simply select the color from the colorway gallery and leave the contrast color field blank;
- 1 skein each of two colors for the two-color version. If you wish to make a two-color Xenia, make sure your main color is selected in the gallery, and type in the colorway name for your desired contrast color.
Pattern: digital copy (via Ravelry)