Hellebore Circle Shawl Knitting Pattern


In this post, you will see the Hellebore circle shawl knitting pattern.

This project uses three skeins of sportweight hand-dyed yarn from Ring A Rosie Yarns in the UK.

Scroll down to view the free knitting pattern, or grab the printer-friendly ad-free PDF in my shop here.

Hellebore circle shawl knitting pattern

Inspired By The Hellebore Plant

The Hellebore plant is a classic plant for winter, with different colors from white, ruby, and pink to deep purple and greens.

This plant has use in magic too – it was said to be used in flying ointments (for witches of course) plus it can also make you invisible and help in any exorcisms.

It is named Hellebore from the Greek Helleborus, meaning ‘injure food’ so, in other words, it is also a poison!

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circle shawl knitted

Circle Shawl – The Yarn I Used

I knit the circle shawl in Ring A Rosie Hand Dyed Yarn – Marvellous High Twist x 3 skeins.

This is 75% Merino/25% Nylon, very soft yarn, and warm to wear.

You can substitute with other yarn that is the same yarn weight (UK – 4 Ply/US – Sport/AUS – 5 Ply).

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Circle shawl

Hellebore Circle Shawl Knitting Pattern

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You can also view the free witch hat knitting pattern here and grab the PDF here.

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This shawl is designed with a circle shape.

When worn the shawl falls around your shoulders to look like a floaty cape.

Knit with hand-dyed yarn – sportweight, with two strands together for a slightly heavier look.

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Skill Level – Easy

Knitted cape

Size Information

One Size.


Length tip to tip (wingspan) = 52 inches/132 cm.

Width at the widest point = 21 inches/53 cm.

To make the shawl larger, you can add more yarn and keep working on the repeat pattern until you get your desired size.

Gauge – 16 sts/24 rows in 4 inches/10 cm in stocking stitch.

Circle shawl size

The Supplies You Need…


  • Ring A Rosie – Hand Dyed Yarn – Marvellous High Twist x 3 skeins.
  • Fiber – 75% Merino/25% Nylon.
  • Meters – 425m/100g/4 Ply.
  • Yarn Weight – UK – 4 Ply/US – Sport/AUS – 5 Ply.


  • 6mm (US 10) 100cm/40″ circular needles.
  • I used my interchangeable circular needles on a 100cm/40″ cable.
  • I did not join in the round to knit the shawl.
  • The shawl is worked back and forth on the needles – knit flat.
  • The long cable was used to accommodate the number of stitches.


  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle/yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers
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You can grab a free list of US and UK knitting terms here.

  • CO – Cast on
  • Cont – Continue
  • K – Knit
  • SM – Slip marker
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • P – Purl
  • PM – Place marker
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RS – Right side
  • WS – Wrong side
  • YO – Yarn over
Circle shawl styling

Circle Shawl Pattern

Knit with two strands together throughout.

CO 12 sts.

  • Row 1: K2, (PM, YO, K1) 8 times, K2.
  • Row 2: K2, purl to the last 2 sts, K2.
  • Row 3: K2, (SM, YO, K to marker) 8 times, K2.
  • Row 4: K2, purl to the last 2 sts, K2.

Rep rows 3 and 4 until you run out of yarn or get your desired length.

Cast off.

witches hat

Finishing and Blocking

You may wish to block your shawl, you can do that as follows:

  • Make sure all ends are woven in using a tapestry needle or method of choice.
  • Gently block by filling a sink or water basin with lukewarm water, and add a small amount of rinse less wool wash.
  • Place the items in the water and gently massage out any air bubbles.
  • Drain water, gently squeezing out any excess water from the item, then roll in a towel, and stomp on the towel roll to remove any more excess water.
  • Lay the item out on a towel to approx. finished wingspan measurements and allow to dry completely.

Blocking Tutorial

knitted capelet in sport weight yarn

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Happy Knitting!

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