An adjustable crescent shawl with a simple lace edging.


Zerlina is a crescent shaped shawl, named for one of the characters in Mozart’s early comedic opera, “Don Giovanni”. This shawl is worked top down, beginning with a stockinette section that is shaped with increases. The lace section uses only basic stitches (yarn overs, single and double decreases), making this a suitable project for someone new to lace knitting.

Pattern contains large, easy to read charts and full line by line directions. As written this shawl uses around 800 yards of fingering weight yarn, directions are given for expanding the stockinette section for a larger shawl.


  • Yarn: Cloudborn Merino Superwash Sock Twist, 467 yards (100g), 2 skeins
  • Needles: U.S. Size 5 (3.75mm), circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Other Materials: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking pins


  • Gauge: 24 stitches and 32 rows = 4” (10cm) in stockinette, after blocking
  • Finished Size: 18” (46cm) deep, 58” (147cm) wide, after blocking
  • Overall size is adjustable


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