Venice Shawl


The Venice shawl is a triangle shawl, with regular increases on one side only, thus creating an asymmetric shape.

A very easy Tile Square stitch pattern is worked throughout the shawl. After each 3rd repeat of the stitch pattern, a purled row where main yarn is combined with a strand of fluffy mohair (or optionally 2-3 strands of simple mohair) creates a striking contrast. For the detail lovers, tassels with the contrast colour can be added at the end of each coloured stripe, such as shown above.

The model shown above measures 140 x 160 cm (55 x 63”). If you wish to make it larger, or on the contrary, smaller, you can easily do so by simply adapting the number of repeats of the pattern made, then switching to the final binding once you have reached the desired length.


One size: 140 x 160 cm (55 x 63”)


1 thread aran weight yarn and 1 thread fluffy mohair (or if you use simple mohair, 2 threads held double with the main yarn)

Yarn usage:

Main colour (MC) : Laines du Nord Merino Yak (50 g / 115 m // 126 yds):  8 skeins

Yardage: 920 m / 1006 yds

 Contrasting colour (CC): Cowgirlblues Fluffy mohair (100 g / 200 m / 220 yds) – 140 m


4 mm (US 6) circular needles, 60 – 80 cm (24-32”) in length

tapestry needle


10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 21 sts x 28 rows in stockinette stitch on 4 mm (US 6) needle

The gauge and needle size used for this pattern are only an indication and don’t need to fit perfectly. Just make sure that the yarn you have chosen works well with the tile square pattern and overall style of the shawl. Preferably swatch the yarn beforehand in order to adjust the needle size, if needed, for the best outcome, especially in regards to the design.

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