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Ulmus Rectangle

Thanks for your patience.  The rectangular version of my Ulmus pattern is finally ready.


The pattern is written for three sizes ranging from a scarf sized 11" wide to a generous 24" wide shawl. The length is easily customized, my sample shawl is 24x68" and instructions are given for working the 68" length.  I used most of two skeins of the MC (STR Lightweight in Mossay) for that size. 

Ulmus Rectangle 1

After getting a few requests from knitters who are uncomfortable with charts, I decided to do both written and charted instructions for this pattern.  You will also find instructions on a version of this shawl with fringe in place of the lace border for a more casual look.  (I personally love a bit of sassy fringe.)

RU Med 6

This lovely version was knit by test knitter Andrea.  Thanks Andrea!  Hers is worked in Koigu KPPPM and Spud and Chloe Fine.  Andrea made the medium size, although hers is a little smaller than the measurements on the pattern since the yarns are a bit finer than STR.

Ulmus Rectangle 8

I really like the versatility of a rectangular shawl.  It may be worn scarf-like as pictured above or as a wrap.  I know we'll be wearing ours quite a bit this fall and winter.

Ulmus Rectangle 4

Ulmus 10

RU Med 5

Ulmus Rectangle

Sizes:  S, M, L

Finished Measurements: 11[14, 24]” x 68” (or desired length)

Needles:  US 5 (3.75mm) or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge:  20 stitches = 4”(10cm) in slipped stitch pattern “Body Chart”.  Be sure to block your swatch!

Yarn:  Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks That Rock Lightweight, 100% Superwash Merino, 360 yrds/329m per 4.5 oz/127g Skein. 

MC:  Mossay 1(2,2) skeins. 

CC:  Blue Moonstone 1(1, 2)  skeins

Additional Materials: 

Crochet Hook Size 4mm

Tapestry needle

Scrap yarn (cotton yarn in a weight similar to the project yarn works best.)

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Ulmus Rectangle on Ravelry

Price:  $6.00 US


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they're gorgeous! i love the idea of adding fringe instead of the leaf border. fringe is totally sassy :)

Wow, those are stunning. Isnt it amazing how many different and beautiful iterations can come from one fabulous pattern. The combinations and colour shades give this pattern a timeless quality - I actually think this pattern deserves some sort of award; it is genius.

This pattern is great and the color go so well together.

These are gorgeous. I hope I find the time to knit myself a rectangular Ulmus...I think I'd get a lot of use out of one!

Very pretty, as always! Love it!

You are such an amazing designer. Why do you not have a book out yet?!

Lovely, and so inviting right about now!

I really love how this pattern looks; so much less intimidating for me than triangular shawls/wraps. Is there any finishing work?

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