Shawl: 32” (81 cm) wide x 74" (188 cm) long, blocked
Scarf: 11" (28 cm) wide x 80" (203 cm) long, blocked
Expression Fiber Arts Alpaca Silk Lace yarn
US size 4 (3.50 mm) needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Intermediate: This pattern is for those who feel comfortable with knitting and have made a few projects, using various skills and techniques. Skills/concepts include reading a chart or written instructions, knitting basic lace stitches, and adding beads to your work (optional).
Notes From the Designer:
Growing up, one of my favorite book series was The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. In it he described so many wonderful places and characters that it sparked my imagination to no end. One of the places off the coast of Narnia was an island called Terebinthia. I always liked the name and thought it would be a lovely place to visit. So I created Terebinthia, which is a lightweight, lacy shawl (or scarf) that’s perfect for a boat ride to your favorite destination or just a stroll in the park. The lace pattern is adapted from 50 Fabulous Knitted Lace Stitches by Rita Weiss and is very easy to adjust to make it the right length or width for your taste. You can also add beads to give a little added sparkle to your project.
I hope you enjoy this pattern and it keeps you warm wherever life takes you. Happy knitting!
- Click the Videos tab to watch a video on how to work the lace repeat and add beads.
- Terebinthia is worked flat from the bottom up in one piece.
- You can add beads to the whole thing, or you can place them in stripes. For example, you can work the first 12 rows with beads and then the next 12 rows without beads to make horizontal stripes. In the shawl shown here, we beaded the stripes vertically by placing the beads only on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th repeat across. The scarf was beaded on every repeat. You can also use one bead color for the first six rows and another bead color for the second six rows of the chart. Have fun with it!
- If you wish to adjust the width of your project, you'll need to cast on a multiple of 28 + 2. So if you wanted to knit three repeats across, you would multiply it out thusly: (28 x 3) + 2 = 86 sts.
- When you get to the part where you need to add a bead, choose a bead, and slip it over your crochet hook. Then take the stitch off of the left-hand needle, and place the stitch on the hook. Pull the stitch through the bead. Afterwards, carefully place the stitch back on your left-hand needle, and knit the stitch normally. (Yes, it is that simple!)
- Calculating the number of beads needed: It takes 10 beads per 12 rows for one repeat across. If you knit two repeats across (like for the scarf), you'll need 20 beads to complete the 12 rows, and if you knit five repeats across (like for the shawl), you'll need 50 beads to complete the 12 rows. Then just multiply it out from there.
- 35 repeats of the pattern were worked for the sample shawl, and 60 repeats were worked for the sample scarf.
- Before knitting your project, be sure to test the color fastness of your beads. String a few beads on some waste project yarn, and let it soak for a few minutes to make sure that the color of the beads doesn’t bleed onto the yarn, especially if you are using a white or similarly light colored yarn. If you are still concerned about the possibility of the beads bleeding when it is time to block your project, you may wish to spray block your project. Pin your project out, and then spritz it with some cold water until it is wet. Adjust your pinning to get your project to your desired measurements, spritzing as needed to keep your project wet. Then let dry.
Designed by Emma Butram
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This pattern fun and beautiful. I had never worked with beads before and it was much easier then I anticipated and so much prettier.
Another really pretty pattern. I love knitting with your yarns also. A breeze.
Sooo beautiful pattern!!! I can take my eyes from this shawl! I look for a pattern like this and it's beyond my expectations! I like the beads and the peaceful and calming feel thet bring to me. I never knit with breads but I love breaded knit wirk. I am excited to try to do this pattern. It's magnificent! Thank you so much!
I am still knitting the scarf, easy pattern with several options and beautiful results. The notes are very helpful.
Alpaca Silk Lace is easy to work with and the colors are beautiful. So happy I found EFA. Terebinthia is going to be wonderful.
Directions are easily followed.
I love this pattern. I'm still making it with all the beads even though the yarn is turning my hands black. I can't wait to finish
Another inspiring pattern. Thank you for sharing
Love this pattern. Looks more complicated than it is. Have done a sample and bought my yarn.
I am so excited. This pattern is so lovely that I need to start it right away. I have a beautiful person in mind to gift it to.
This pattern is so lovely, I can't wait to start it.
EFA has so many patterns! What I love is their variety. Terebinthia is so elegant! I truly cannot wait to knit it. The only problem I have with EFA is which shawl or cowl or top or cardigan or sweater etc to knit first! This one may have to be at the top of my list! Christmas and birthdays, here I come!
Beautiful pattern. Excited to get started
I have not yet used the pattern. I did read through it and it looks fairly easy and interesting. When I get through my other projects, I will use it.
So looking forward to creating this amazing pattern
My sister in law and I are working on this together. We are both long time knitters and crocheters. I recently found your YouTube website and purchased the Sugarblush shawl pattern. When we the Terebinthia pattern we both fell in love with it. Neither of us had ever worked with adding beads before and you instructions are amazing! We are having a blast working on it together. Thank you sooooo much! Mari
Such a beautiful pattern. I hope one day to be able to make it, with beads. So many patterns, so little time.
Making the scarf without beads in a solid gray fingering and it's coming along beautifully. love the design as it develops and I'm enjoying the process although I've only just started the pattern. I'm also finishing up the Euclidias shawl, the last 12 rows, today. Love your patterns, your fiber and your vlog on Youtube. Even at 72 us old broads love trying new stitches and patterns, especially when we can finally use up some of that stash. I've told my husband that this Christmas I'm ordering some of your fiber. My gift to me. LOL
EFA shawl patterns are all lovely. Instructions are always easy to follow and Chandi's excellent videos with each pattern are so helpful in demonstrating special stitch patterns. Their yarns are soft, often with a pearlescent sheen, beautiful colors, and reasonably priced. I appreciate Free Pattern Fridays, Chandi's daily cheerful messages and videos. Great company.
Gorgeous lacey pattern
This shawl looks so elegant. It looks like it would be perfect for an elegant night out.