Europa Shawl Pattern


Centre section is worked first and begun with a provisional cast-on. The first side is worked continuing from the centre. After the first side is bound off, the provisional cast-on is removed, the stitches placed on a needle, and the second side is worked the same as the first. Some sections are worked over a background of garter stitch, while other sections are worked over a background of stocking stitch, as they are worked traditionally in different parts of Europe. Some patterns have yarnovers and decreases on both RS and WS rows, while others have plain WS rows which may be either knitted or purled.

Pattern Specs

Yarn:Jamieson & Smith 2ply Lace Weight
Valley Yarns Charlemont

Yarn weight: Light Fingering
Gauge: 22 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
Needle size: US 4 – 3.5 mm
Yardage: 1480 yards (1353 m) Requires 8 x 25g balls
Sizes available: One Size

  • Charted / Written Pattern
  • Lace
  • Provisional
  • Short Rows
  • Worked Flat



“IMAGINE BACKPACKING around Europe collecting lace stitches instead of mugs or T-shirts – this shawl gives you the chance to do just that!” says designer Donna Druchunas. “I’ve combined some of my favourite stitches from European lace knitting traditions into a stole with a modern touch. Short-row shaping adds a curve so it fits on your shoulders without slipping off.”