Apheleia is a crescent-shaped garter stitch shawl with stripes that get increasingly thinner/thicker. The garter stitch makes it deliciously squishy and warm – perfect for snuggling up in on a cool day. Named after the Greek spirit of ease and simplicity, Apheleia is a really relaxing knit – perfect for knitting in front of the TV or knit night.

The pattern has written instructions only. The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. There’s a screenshot of the pattern and a list of the stitches used at the bottom of the photos. These additional techniques are used: provisional cast on, garter stitch tab and stretchy cast-off.

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Pattern Details


• 293 m (320 yds) of Old Maiden Aunt Merino/Silk 4ply(50% Merino/50% Silk, 400 yds/100g) in (Dreich) Main Colour • 348 m (380 yds) of (Cherry Lips) Contrast Colour • 4mm (US 6) circular needles, 32” or longer (or straight needles) • 2 Stitch markers • Yarn needle for sewing in ends • Blocking mat and pins


19 stitches and 37 rows in 10 cm (4”) in garter stitch. Gauge is not essential but will also affect the amount of yarn used. Differences in gauge may also change the size of the finished blanket.

Finished Size

162 cm long by 43 cm deep (64” by 17”) after blocking.

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