Inspired a Victorian lace knitting stitch, Dillmont is named after Thérèse de Dillmont, the author of the Encyclopedia of Needlework, a Victorian guide to needlework that is still in print today. Dillmont is a reversible, biased, triangular garter stitch shawl which starts with a small number of cast-on stitches and increases gradually to the cast-off edge that forms the short side of the triangle. The shawl can be knitted using any weight of yarn and the size is easily customised to make the most of your yarn. Instructions are also included for a rectangular version.


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Finished measurements

Wingspan: approx. 152cm/60” Depth: approx. 56cm/22”

Yarn details and needle size are given for the pictured 4ply version of the shawl but these are only guides. The shawl can be knitted with almost any yarn and appropriately sized needles.


28 stitches × 28 rows = 10cm/4” in pattern.


400m/437yds of 4ply / fingering weight yarn.

Suggested yarn:
  • Ginger Twist Splendor 4 ply: [50% merino, 50% silk; 400m/437yds per 100g skein]; colour: Moon River

4mm (US 6) needles (or size needed to obtain desired gauge)

At least one stitch marker

Tapestry needle