eyelet shawl collection from The Woolly Brew


Our eyelet shawl collection brings together 3 shop shawls into one pattern. This free pattern has all the details for both the small and large 4ply versions and the DK one too.

With tips on using stitch markers and ideas on how to modify the basic pattern, it's a handy guide to one of our most popular free patterns.

The pattern is good practice for using a circular needle (80 or 100cm would be a good length). And it's also good for practicing yarn overs, i.e. making holes on purpose.

And it is easy to adapt - add more or less eyelets, make it smaller or bigger. But remember making these changes may mean you will need more or less yarn!


eyelet shawl in lazy hazy summer cotton

Our latest version is knitted using our new summer yarn by Rico - Lazy Hazy Summer Cotton (now discontinued). It's a cotton/acrylic blend yarn with a lively colour effect achieved by wrapping a multicoloured thread around a solid colour. Lovely for garments, adults and children, and a drapey accessory like this airy shawl.

The shawl has a versatile shape and can be worn in a number of ways.

The small 4ply shawl gives a lovely cowl effect, when the ends are tied together.


eyelet shawl by the woolly brew in socks yeah 4ply

Or you can let it roll into a rectangle and wear simply tied at the neck.


eyelet shawl by the woolly brew in rico lazy hazy summer cotton


Or wrap around and tie...


Cotton eyelet shawl wrapped and tied at neck

small eyelet shawl in socks yeah 4ply wrapped and tied


A four page shop printed pattern is free with any purchase. And available as a free download here.

Read the details below for yarn suggestions and links and needle sizes.


eyelet shawl collection from the woolly brew

Shawl A - The 4ply small shawl uses a 4mm circular needle and approximately 210m of a 4ply yarn. We used a 50g hank of Socks Yeah 4ply for our shawl, in shade 108. It measures – 115cm wide and 35cm deep.

Shawl B - The 4ply large shawl uses a 3.5mm circular needle and approximately 400m of a 4ply yarn. We used a 100g ball of Zauberball Cotton in shade 2343. It measures – 160cm wide and 50cm deep. 

Shawl C - The DK shawl uses a 4.5mm circular needle and approximately 240m of a DK yarn. We used Rico Designs Lazy Hazy Summer Cotton in shade 003.  It measures – 140m wide and 40cm deep.

Click for our circular needle range.

You will also need a wool needle.

Techniques - cast on; work flat - back and forth on circular knitting needles; knit; purl; yarn overs; decrease using K2tog and SSK; cast off loosely.

Some extra notes!

The large 4ply shawl would be stunning in our hand dyed 4ply yarns from Iolair Yarn and Colliston Yarns

If you like top down triangle shawls then check out our bundle of patterns on Ravelry. These shawls all have a similar construction, but use eyelets, cables or colour, with different thicknesses of yarn to create many different designs. 

If you are currently unable to use Ravelry check out these links direct to designers websites, where you can view info and may be able to buy direct.

From Tin Can Knits - Tortoiseshell, Grain, Sunflower

From Ysolda - Ishbel, Dovana, Sherilyn


July 02, 2020 — Fiona Wright

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