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For pattern support, my email can be found at the bottom of every pattern.  I will try to help you the best I can regarding my patterns.  For general knitting instruction, I highly recommend  The information is extensive and well presented through videos – it’s where I learned to knit.

If you are visiting from, welcome! Click here to download the “Crescent Shawl” aka “Jane Austen Shawl”… aka originally the Demalangeni Shawl, or scroll down and check out more information about the shawl. (I apologize for any confusion in finding the pattern, but I’m not responsible for their renaming practices!)

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Elianette Shawl– $5

Elianette Shawl by Wendy Neal Elianette Shawl by Wendy Neal

Elianette is a circular shawl, knit from the top down, creating a cape-like shape. It features 4 different lace sections, with only knit and purl stitches required on the wrong side rows. The eyelet border is knit onto the live stitches of the last row. Finish off the cast-on edge with a crocheted edge. Requires approximately 550 yds of fingering weight yarn. Depending on severity of blocking, Elianette can be blocked into a full circle. Sample shown was blocked to a 3/4 circle. Pattern is written and charted.
(Shown in Dream in Color Smooshy, in Sundown Orchid)

Magali Hat & Cowl– $5

Magali Cowl/Hat Magali Cowl/Hat

Cinch it up for a stylish hat, or loosen it up and scrunch it around your neck to keep warm and keep track of your hat! Magali features a lace pattern and is knit from the bottom up in worsted weight yarn. Adjust the size by adding repeats in the round (6 sts) or to the length (8 rows). Pattern is written and charted. (Shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage, in Jade)

Sieraden– $4

Sieraden Hat Sieraden Hat

Sieraden is a slouchy, loose-fitting hat, knit from the bottom up. The simple stitch pattern mimics a slip stitch pattern which creates a spongy fabric and shows off variegated yarns beautifully when paired with a coordinating solid. The crown decreases create a star effect. Top the hat with a fun pompom or leave as is. Yardage will vary depending on gauge and pompom size. (Shown in Malabrigo Silky Merino, in Arco Iris and Natural)

Darby Boot Cuffs– $2.50

Darby Boot Cuffs

Keep your legs warm and looking stylish with these boot cuffs. Wear them over skinny jeans, tights, or just bare legs. Darby features a simple little cable, lace stitches, and little extra something from a Japanese stitch dictionary I like to call a “bud” stitch. Pattern is written and charted, and includes a picture tutorial of the special stitch. Personalize the size of your boot cuffs by adjusting yarn weight, needle size, or adding/subtracting a pattern repeat. (Shown in Frog Tree Meriboo, in Natural, and also in Blackberry and Spring Water)

Idalia Shawl– $5

Idalia - sq crop Idalia edge

With a name meaning “behold the sun,” Idalia is an extended semi-circle shawl knit in worsted weight yarn, making it super warm and cozy, and large enough to wrap around your shoulders. It starts at the top center with a stockinette body, and is finished with an airy lace border and a crocheted bind off along the scalloped edge. Adjust size by working stockinette section to any length desired, or work shawl in different yarn weight and needle size (yarn requirements will vary as a result). Pattern includes written and charted instructions. Also included are instructions for both the alternate original edging (final 2 rows and bind off) and the final modified edging. The alternate edging is seen in the modeled photos, and the final modified edging in the detailed shot and the 2nd test knitter’s photo. Please note the alternate edging will use considerably more yardage. (Shown in Biscotte & Cie Filante, in Vitamin C.)

Thoracic Beanie– $5

Thoracic Beanie Thoracic Beanie

Thoracic is a unisex beanie featuring a twisted rib, and cables with twisted stitches at the brim and crown. The resulting fabric is super stretchy and comfy. Knit in fine sock weight yarn, it provides warmth without bulkiness. Gauge is 32 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in twisted rib, slightly stretched. Requires about 175 yds fine sock/fingering weight yarn. Finished size is 18”/45.75cm (to fit up to 23”/48.5cm head) and 8”/20 cm long. Pattern includes written and charted instructions, and note on easily adjusting size. (Shown in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine, in Steel Cut Oats.)

Mod Maude Shawl– Free!

Mod Maude

Mod Maude was inspired by a photo of a striped mug I saw on Pinterest, where the stripes were offset in the middle. To avoid working from two balls of yarn at once, and to make it more interesting while knitting garter stitch, one half of the shawl is worked from the top out, then the second piece is joined to the first as you knit. Short rows, using simple wrapping and turning, are incorporated to vary the width of the stripes, creating an optical illusion. Change it up by working it in just two colors, or use up sock yarn remnants for varying stripes against a main color. Written instructions, with photo tutorial appendix for picking up and knitting wraps, and joining as you go. (Shown in Knit Picks Palette, in White, Black, Blush, Rose Hip, Sky, Mist, Golden Heather, Alfalfa, and Custard… whew!)

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Demalangeni Shawl– Free!

Demalangeni square cropped

Demalangeni is a triangular-crescent shaped shawl. It is worked from the bottom edge up. The lace border is worked along the full width of the shawl, and then short rows are used to fill in the body with a simple textured stitch that resembles mock cables. Includes written instructions and charts for the border. Finished size is 60”/152.5 cm wide by 15.5”/40cm long. Requires at least 450 yds fingering weight yarn. Read about the name here. (Shown in Yarn Love Elizabeth Bennet, in Shiny Penny)
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Tiare Shawl & Scarf– $6

Tiare Shawl Tiare

As a shawl, Tiare is triangular and worked from the top center out to the lacy edge. As a scarf, it is worked from the center out, from a provisional cast on. Both feature a simple eyelet mock cable that is quick and simple, with the beautiful corona lace scalloped edge. Options are given for both a crocheted and knitted bind off. Instructions are written and charted. Shawl requires 450 yds fingering/sock yarn and measures 46”/117cm wide and 21”/53cm long. Scarf requires 525 yds sportweight yarn and measures 13”/33cm wide and 63”/160cm long. (Shown in Pagewood Farm Yukon in Forest, and Frog Tree Alpaca Sportweight in color #25)

Timbali Shawl and Stole – $8
Available exclusively from Twist Collective, Winter 2011.

photo courtesy of Jamie Dixon

Stole or shawl, the choice is yours. Either way the results are bound to be beautiful. The lace patterns are given in both charts and row-by-row instructions. A limited portion of the lace requires lace stitches on the wrong side as well as the right. The stole begins by working from the center square in the round, then two sides are bound off and piece is worked back and forth from each side. The shawl is worked from the center back, down. (Shown in Tanis Fiber Arts Purple Label Cashmere Sock in Jewel)

Adelei Shawl – $5

Adelei Shawl

Adelei is a shawl constructed from the top down. Unique increases are incorporated in several places through the stockinette body to create a fuller, more ruffled appearance when worn as a scarf. I loved the look of the corner points of the lace so much, that I decided I needed more, and this was the perfect shape in which to include them. Add beads for a touch of sparkle and elegance. Includes charted and written instructions. Pattern has been test knit and tech edited. (Shown in Malabrigo Sock, in Ochre)

Ashwyn Beret– $3

Ashwyn All Views

Ashwyn is a name derived from the word Ashvin, a month on the Hindu calendar. Ashwyn is a slouchy beret which was created in conjunction with Malabrigo Stockpile Month, so the name seemed fitting. It was also inspired by the 198 Yds of Heaven shawlette by Christy Verity, and coordinates nicely with that scarf. Knit from the top down, Ashwyn features a leaf lace pattern that blooms from the crown. The hat is finished off with 1×1 ribbing.  Pattern includes full chart, and written instructions.  Size can be adjusted slightly by varying yarn and gauge. Requires 125 yds worsted yarn. Finished size fits average female head. (Shown in Malabrigo Worsted, Pearl)

Seeds of Change – $3
(Purchasing through Raverly gives you access to two formats, and stores the pattern in your library if you are a member.)
Also available for purchase through Knit Picks for just $1.99.

Sq Cropped Seeds of Change

Seeds of Change is a triangular shawl worked top down.  It has a delicate lacy edge that grows from lace reminiscent of leaves, buds, and seeds.  The crochet bind off creates a dainty scalloped edge.  Written and charted instructions included.  Adventurous beginner to intermediate level.  Requires 400-440 yds sock yarn.  Finished size is  42″ wide and 20″ long, but main chart may be repeated to make a larger shawl.  (Shown in Knit Picks Stroll Tonal, Blue Yonder)

Berruti Hat – $2
Also available for purchase through Knit Picks.

Berruti Hat (large)

Berruti was designed as a mens beanie, but is great for the girls, too. It features a zig-zagging, lightning bolt rib pattern along one side of the hat that grows from the ribbed band, and decreases to a nice point at the crown. Simple knit and purl design is easy enough for a beginner, but interesting enough for experienced knitters.  Worked bottom up.  Includes two sizes for child  and adult. Written instructions only. (Shown in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, Aurora Heather – size large)

Sweet Eleanor Hat – $5
500 copies sold benefited the Dickson family for medical expenses.

Sweet Eleanor (sq for icon)

Cabled beanie style hat features two cables, the larger of which decreases into a star-like pattern on the crown. Hat is worked bottom up, with DK or worsted weight yarn on a slightly larger needle than called for to allow for extra stretch and comfort.  Two sizes available for average child and adult size heads. Pattern is also easily modified through varied gauge and number of repeats completed. Written instructions with abbreviations and fully charted. (Shown in Malabrigo Worsted, Dusty)

Flower Bud Beanie– Free!

Flower Bud Beanie

The Flower Bud Beanie is worked bottom up in worsted weight yarn of your choice. It knits up quickly with a lace pattern that is easy to memorize. The end result is very stretchy, making it one size fits most. Pattern includes notes on how to adjust length and width. Written instructions and charted. (Shown in Malabrigo Worsted, Sealing Wax)
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Whirlpool Beret – $2
Also available for purchase through Knit Picks.

Whirlpool after blocking

Whirlpool is a slouchy style beret worked top down. It features a swirl of simple decreases, and yarn overs, and a ribbed brim with decorative button. Knitted top down. Pattern includes instructions for 3 sizes for proper fit. Written instructions and full charted. (Shown in Knit Picks Gloss DK, Whirlpool)

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Diane Lecato permalink
    July 25, 2012 12:53 am

    what an artist you are. i’m just a beginning knitter, and am in awe of your work. you should write a book.

  2. jeanie weinrich permalink
    July 25, 2012 12:27 pm

    Beautiful patterns – will do one of shawls and come back for more I am sure.

  3. Marsha Deutch-Eisenberg permalink
    August 5, 2012 12:50 am

    Thank you so much for the free patterns

  4. JoanBroge permalink
    August 22, 2012 6:25 pm

    Wendy, awesome patterns. Not sure if I have the courage to start the Demalangeni shawl. I get tied up with Prayer Shawl Ministry work and this is definitely not a pattern for that mission. They need to be fast and simple.

    • Wendy permalink*
      August 22, 2012 6:49 pm

      The border might take a little more attention, but once you get into the body of the shawl, the stitch is simple and goes fairly quickly!

  5. Dorothea Holdaway. permalink
    September 6, 2012 3:50 am

    Beautiful shawls. I also knit for a knitting ministry. A lot of beautiful work to be cast aside when the shawl is not worn. I would treasure the shawl and the work involved into the finishing.

  6. October 4, 2012 12:31 am

    Really pretty patterns. So glad I found you via, and I look forward to following your blog. See you on Ravelry.

  7. Dena Tuveng permalink
    October 8, 2012 4:03 am

    Awesome patterns! Just what I have been looking for, I can hardly wait to start on them!

  8. Marny permalink
    December 6, 2012 6:58 am

    Thank you for sarin your creativity and love of design.

    I want to make the Crescent Shawl for donation a military wife.

  9. norma permalink
    December 7, 2012 5:36 pm

    Wendy, it is so kind of you to share these beautiful with us. Plus they are doable!!!!! thanks, Norma

  10. norma permalink
    December 7, 2012 5:38 pm

    sorry, meant to say “beautiful PATTERNS” thanks again

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