Ursula takes its inspiration from the sea witch herself from The Little Mermaid. Cables and eyelets join forces to create a unique scale-like texture. The cable texture then develops into a glorious lacework motif that reminds me of waves crashing upon the shore – paired with the Under the Sea colorway from Ancient Arts Yarns the lacework looks like seafoam as it floats back out to sea. 🌊

This shawl pattern shines well with solid, semi-solid, or lightly-variegated/speckled yarns. Picking an appropriate yarn for this project will ensure you don’t lose the fun texture achieved in the first section, nor have a yarn that distracts from the lovely lacework you’ll work on.


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Ursula – This triangular-shaped shawl is worked along the bias, starting at one corner and slowly increasing 3 stitches every 4 rows, giving it that luscious shape. There are 2 sizes written in the pattern, however, this pattern is quite easy to adjust if you’d prefer to make it even bigger (I’ve included modification notes to help with that)!

Worked flat, Ursula contains written directions and charts. A handy-dandy progress tracker is included to help you with your rows and stitch counts. Yardage for each section is given should you wish to turn this into a scrappy project!

This pattern is available in our Standard formatting. Low-visibility and screen-reader-accessible versions of this pattern are available with this pattern purchase. The low-visibility format is 24pt print in Arial, black font, no italics, and contains written directions (there are no charts to work from). The screen reader format has all the items mentioned above, contains no abbreviations, and accessibility was checked by the read-aloud function on both a Windows PC and Android device.


Skill Level



Size Information

Small [Large]


Finished Measurements

Approximately 72 [84]” / 183 [214] cm across the wingspan, 20 [31]” / 51 [79] cm deep, after blocking. The pattern sample is shown in the largest size.



Tapestry needle, cable needle, stitch markers (optional)


Suggested Needles

US6 (4 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge


Yarn Requirements

426 [840] yds / 390 [768] m fingering weight yarn


Suggested Yarn

Ancient Arts Yarns – Merino Silk Fingering
75% SW Merino 25% Silk
437 yds (400 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
Color: Under the Sea



20.5 stitches by 32 rows in stockinette = 4” / 10 cm, after blocking. While gauge is not important, as the fit is not crucial, changes in gauge will result in size differences and the yardage required to complete the project.

Additional information



Skill Level




Type of Instructions

Charts, Low Visibilty, Schematic, Screen Reader Access, Written Directions




Bias, Worked Flat

Fabric Characteristics

Cables, Eyelets, Lace


Digital Download, PDF

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