Aug 30, 2015

Pattern | Dojeling Shawl

This is a fast, easy mitered shawl, and the name says it all. Dojeling, an old Tibetan word for “diamond island,” captures the true essence of this design.

Constructed around a central diamond-shaped panel, the shawl is worked in a mitered seed stitch that is easy to master and quick to knit.
             OYSTER BAY: Striped diamond with solid wings

The fabric is lighter, less bulky and more refined than garter, so Dojeling adapts to any occasion. Toss one around your shoulders to add a dash of color to an outfit or a bit of warmth on a cool day. Make one for a nursing mother, craft a gift for a friend, or knit a comfort shawl to remind a loved one you care.


Simply select the fiber and color combination that appeals to you, then relax and let your yarn shine: Make it cozy in cashmere, handsome in handspun, sleek in silky blends or warm in wool. Add a fresh, unexpected touch with speckled or variegated yarns. The choice is yours, and this pattern is so versatile, you can't go wrong.

Dojeling features a reversible seamless design worked from the bottom point up, a construction strategy that limits the number of stitches on the needles and makes each stage easy to manage. As an added plus, the wings form crisp, non-curling points and colorwork is a breeze. 

             WINEBERRY: All-over stripes (solid & variegated yarn)

The pattern is written for the sock/fingering weight yarn of your choice, and it readily adjusts to different weights and multi-stranding. It includes directions for three sizes ranging from shawlette (S) to generous full-sized shawls (M and L). It also incorporates helpful tips, tricks, ideas for modifications and a handy Quick Reference guide to make customization easy.


The clean lines and reversible stitch make Dojeling a pleasure to wear: Just grab it, wrap it and goThe examples shown have been lightly blocked for a blend of drape and coverage, but you can readily increase the size and open the fabric by blocking more aggressively with pins or wires.

Dojeling has a range of features you'll appreciate. 

Briefly, the:

  • Mitered seed stitch is easy to execute and produces a drape-y, reversible fabric on the center diamond panel and wings.
  • Colorwork is a snap. Only one color is worked on a row, so you can create a solid, striped, color-block or ombre shawl with equal ease.
  • Components are worked in sections, so your project remains compact for knitting on the go. Finishing is minimal: There's no seaming involved, so just weave a few ends and you're done.
  • Pattern is simple enough for any moderately experienced beginner. Concise but comprehensive, it includes a basic schematic along with directions, stitch counts, yardage and dimensions for three sizes (SML).
  • Quick Reference guide and useful tips and tricks make modifications easy.
  • Yarn choice is yours. Various fingering/sock weight combinations are shownbut both the pattern and stitch accommodate virtually any fiber or weight you might choose. 
  • Design is highly adaptable and offers unlimited possibilities. Opt for bright or muted colors, adopt a tone-on-tone strategy, mix solid with variegated or speckled yarns, work each section in a related shade for an ombre effect, or add sparkle with a metallic blend.

             BLACKBERRY: Striped diamond with solid wings (solid & variegated yarn)

Dojeling | Fast, Easy & Reversible
Yarn: Fingering / sock weight
Shown: Charlemont (Valley Yarns), Happy Feet (Plymouth) Tajmahal (Lane Cervinia, GGH), Tern (Quince & Co.)
Needles: US 8 (5 mm)
Sizes (approx.): S / 48 x 17 ins, M / 60 x 22 ins, L / 70 x 27 ins
Yardage (approx.): S / 260 yards, M / 440 yards, L / 620 yards

Go ahead, make one for yourself and another as a gift for someone special. Dojeling is a swift, satisfying knit, and because it's worked on slightly larger than typical needles your project will grow quickly.

Eager to get started? Click here to purchase the pattern and read the Ravelry description. (And remember, you don't have to be a Ravelry member to buy patterns.)

Search your stash, find fresh fiber at your favorite yarn store or do both. The pattern provides detailed breakouts to make it easy to determine yardage for striped and solid versions in each size.

Dojeling is the design that launched my addiction to hand knit shawls, so I confess I'm looking forward to seeing the creative combinations you choose to make it uniquely your own.

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To read more about the versions of Dojeling shown above, see FO | Blackberry, FO | Oyster Bay and FO | Wineberry


  1. Thank you, I've been waiting for this to be released : )

  2. Oh it does look gorgeous and cosy, I love the two colour variation!

  3. Great looking shawl and I love the stitch pattern. I think my daughter would love to have one, thanks for sharing Barbara.

  4. Wow! It's lovely and hearty-looking! Well done!

  5. This is such a beautiful pattern - I especially like the first light blue version!

  6. What a lovely shawl! Thanks so much for sharing it with the Knitting Love Link Party.


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