20" x 80" (51 x 204 cm)
Expression Fiber Arts Sparkle DK Yarn
Shown in color: Elegant Hues Kit
Total yards used for this sample: approximately 844 yds (218 yds Color A, 211 yds Color B, 214 yds Color C, 201 yds Color D).
If those colors aren't available, any from this category will work.
US size 7 (4.5 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Any size that is appropriate for the yarn selected. Refer to the tag/label for the recommended sizes.
Adventurous Beginner: For those knitters who are ready to learn some new skills or stitch combinations. Skills/concepts include: eyelets made of yarn overs and slip-knit-pass slipped stitch over.
Notes From the Designer:
This knit version of the crochet Doradus pattern is named for Abbé Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille, (1713–1762), a French astronomer and geodesist who named 14 of the 88 constellations. From 1750 to 1754, he studied the sky at the Cape of Good Hope in present-day South Africa. During that time, he observed the Tarantula Nebula, also known as 30 Doradus, and catalogued it as a "Nebulae of the First Class." The star-forming region of 30 Doradus is one of the largest located close to the Milky Way. About 2,400 massive stars exist in the center of 30 Doradus.
- Click the Videos tab to watch a tutorial on how to make the stitches needed to make this shawl.
- Like its crocheted sister, de Lacaille features eyelets on a plain stitch background, allowing the colors and sparkle of the yarn to shine through.
- This pattern doesn’t have a right or wrong side.
- Download the crochet version, Doradus, here.
Designed by Janica York Carter
You'll receive a digital file only (instantly downloadable as a PDF) and won't be shipped anything. Please allow a few minutes for the download link to be emailed to you. If the email doesn't arrive within a few minutes, just log into your account on our site and you'll see your Completed Orders. From there, you'll find the download link.
Enjoy your knitting!
New? Read about our pattern download process here.
"There wouldn’t be a sky full of stars if we were all meant to wish on the same one.”– Frances Clark
Customer Reviews 5 (29 Reviews) Write a Review
So beautiful anjoy to do it.
This beautiful astral shawl is a dream to work on so far. The long repeats are very calming and I am loving it.
Love Their Yarn
The yarn is so beautiful. It's creamy soft and has a wonderful drape. I would buy this again and again!
This pattern is beautiful!
I look forward on knitting this garment
Simplicity creates stunning. Knit in colours to compliment the design and model. My Next to do
A beautifully written pattern, always easy to understand and follow and EFA have great tutorials for any new stitches. I'm such a fan of everything they do.
Nice pattern Nice pattern
Beautiful pattern. Can't wait to start the project.
Beautiful pattern. I have not had the opportunity to start the project, yet but really looking forward to making it.
Really nice pattern well written . I've only done a few rows but I really like it
i received this as a free download. lovely!
Oh I love it! The color changes, the simple stitches, and the adaptability. Can't wait to cast this on
De LaCaille pattern
This is a free downloadable pattern for a beautiful wrap. Very well written and illustrated. I especially appreciate the video tutorial.
What I originally wanted to use for yarn I didn't have enough for, so I'm trying pattern out with different yarn first. So far it's pretty easy and looking good. Already decided to get more yarn for original plan as I love this pattern.
A beautiful rectangular shawl!
I am very happy with the free pattern thankyou EFA
My sister asked me to make this item for her after she saw my Thank you response I sent online. I had downloaded the free pattern for myself, so now it appears that I will be making two shawls, instead of one.
Very, very beautiful!
Another beautiful that is going into my retirement stash
This is so beautiful and looks easy to make. I want to make it for our choir director in greens
The shawl the yarn the colors are so magnificent, absolutely stunning. I recommend this pattern and yarn to anyone ❤️
De Lacaille Shawl
I love this shawl. I have started it and the directions are clear and easy to follow and it is looking beautiful. Thank you so much for the free pattern.