A rectangular lace shawl worked mainly in the round.


Caridad is a large rectangular shawl that features the same construction method as Amillë. It begins with a circular cast on at the center, then the central strip is worked on both sides. Stitches are then picked up around the perimeter of this strip, and the shawl is worked in the round. Although the end result is quite complex, it uses only basic lace stitches, and the repeats are intuitive to work. Directions are given for two sizes: small and large. Pattern is charted only, there are no line by line directions.


  • Yarn: Juniper Moon Farm, Findley, 798 yards (100g), 2, (3) skeins
  • Needles: U.S. Size 1.5 (2.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge. You will need 1 circular needle, at least 60” long, as well as a set of double point needles
  • Other Materials: Stitch markers, waste yarn, blocking pins and / or wires


  • Gauge: 28 sts and 34 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette, after blocking
  • Finished Size Small: 19” (48cm), wide, 69” (176 cm), long, after blocking
  • Finished Size Large: 27” (68 cm), wide, 70” (178 cm), long, after blocking


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