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Héloïse Shawl Set

  • Product Info

    These sets are for the Héloïse Shawl design by Soohyun Nam. "Inspired by Héloïse of Argenteuil, a 12th-century French scholar, philosopher, and nun, Héloïse celebrates the life of a bold and free-minded woman centuries ahead of her time."

    Sets are dyed-to-order and will ship within 2-3 weeks.

    Project details from the pattern:

    Héloïse is a semi-circular shawl with incredibly simple construction using the Pi-method popularized by Elizabeth Zimmerman. Worked top down, it relies on the natural elasticity of the knitted fabric and a very small number of increase rows for its shape, offering a free canvas to knit upon.

    The design features a “family” of closely-related combinations of slipped stitches and yarn overs that grow in complexity as variations on a theme, layered between plain stockinette sections that show off the beauty of the yarn. Each new motif builds on the simpler versions from the previous section, concluding with a bold flourish in an elegant lace border.

    Exploring an array of expressions possible in closely related stitches and a small lace section, Héloïse is an enriching skill-builder and a gentle introduction to textured stitches, colourwork, and lace knitting. The rhythmic pace and the striking visual and textural variation will keep the advanced knitter peacefully engaged throughout. No matter what level, Héloïse will prove to be an entertaining and satisfying knit for any knitter.


    Less Traveled Yarn Sport (80% superwash merino, 20% nylon; 328 yd/300 m per 100 g skein) in colorways Belladonna (MC; two skeins) and Merlot (CC; one skein)

    Each set will come with 2 skeins of Sport in Belladonna, and 1 skein of Merlot. For a custom color combination, please select the Custom listing and include your color preferences in the notes section at checkout.


    • US Size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles, or a needle size to obtain gauge, with a 32”/80 cm cord or longer.
    • Darning needle
    • Cable needle (optional)
    • ~20 stitch markers (for lace border section)
    • Blocking pins

    Gauge (after blocking)
    22 sts and 28 rows of stockinette st with US Size 4 (3.5 mm) needles = 4”/10 cm 

    Finished Measurements

    Back depth: 23.6”/60 cm

    Wingspan: 55”/143 cm

    NOTE: Pattern not included with yarn purchase in order for designer to receive your support directly. Click Here!

      Finished Object Photo Credit: Soohyun Nam