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Pay What Works 

In an effort to find a balance between financial accessibility and sustainable pricing, all of my patterns are offered on a “Pay What Works” scale. This allows for financial flexibility while still valuing and respecting the work and energy it took to publish this pattern. The price shown on Ravelry is the “true” value of the pattern that best reflects the time, investment, and creativity of this design. If needed, you can purchase the pattern at a more accessible price point by using one of the coupon codes below at checkout. The prices indicate the amount you will pay, not the discount amount. No coupon code is needed for the highest price point.

PWW1 - $7.20

PWW2 - $8.40

PWW3 - $9.60

NO CODE - $12.00


About the Pattern

Tenby is an idyllic seaside village in Southwest Wales that has long been on my bucket list of places I’d like to visit. The Tenby Shawl takes its name from this scenic Welsh town because the lace border reminds me of the cute row house cottages and cobbled streets while the body of the shawl brings to mind the vast coastal vistas of the Pembrokeshire coastline.


Worked from the top down, Tenby can be as large or as small as you’d like. It’s designed to use that special skein of yarn that you picked up on vacation and has been languishing in your stash for ages. Choose either garter or stockinette stitch for the body, whichever will let your yarn shine! Once the shawl has reached your desired size, the lace is knit without increases and will finish your shawl in a fun complementary color.



You will need a variegated or speckled color for the body and a coordinating solid or tonal fingering weight yarn for the border in these approximate amounts:

Small: 417 yds (381 m) / 90 g for the body; 210 yds (192 m) / 50 g for the border.

Large: 600 yds (549 m) / 150 g for the body; 400 yds (366 m) / 95 g for the border.


I suggest using a circular needle with at least a

32 in (80 cm) cord.

For the Stockinette Body: US 3 (3.25 mm)

For the Garter Stitch Body: US 5 (3.75 mm)

Or size to obtain gauge.



Stockinette: On US 3 (3.25 mm) needles

24 sts x 32 rows = 4 in (10 cm)


Garter Stitch: On US 5 (3.75 mm) needles

46 sts x 48 rows = 4 in (10 cm)



Small (Large) 

57 (79) in 145(201) cm wingspan

14 (16) in 36 (41) cm depth
I include a chart to make size adjustments easier.


  • Darning needle for weaving in ends

  • Stitch markers to divide lace repeats (optional)


Special Techniques

  • YO

  • SSK and K2Tog

  • CDD (Center Double Decrease)

All of my patterns are professionally tech edited and test knit in order to give you the best knitting experience possible. If you feel like there is a mistake in the pattern or you have questions feel free to contact me.

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