Knitted Dappled Shawl

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  • Any amount of fingering or sock yarn of your choice. Used here: 1 skein of Ancient Arts Yarns Merino Silk Fingering (75% superwash extra fine merino/25% silk; 437 yd [400 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]). Shown in Dapple.
  • US size 5 [3.75 mm] needles, or size needed to obtain desired gauge.
  • 1 stitch marker.
  • Blocking materials.
  • Tassel making materials (optional).


  • Gauge will vary depending on yarn choice. It isn’t necessary to match my gauge. But for reference, my gauge is 18 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in garter stitch, after washing and blocking.

Finished Measurements

  • Finished measurements will vary. For reference, my finished shawl is approximately 21 inches [53 cm] deep at middle point and 58 inches [147 cm] long across top edge, blocked.

Stitches Used

  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • sl – slip the stitch from left to right needle as if to knit, with yarn in back
  • kfb – knit into the front and then the back of the stitch (increase)


  • All slipped sts are slipped knitwise (kwise) with yarn in back (wyib).
  • Work edge and increase stitches loosely so that the edge of the shawl stretches nicely during blocking.

Cast on 3 sts.

Setup Row 1 (WS): Sl1, kfb, p1.
Setup Row 2 (RS): Sl1, k1, place marker, kfb, p1.

Body of Shawl:
Row 3 (WS): Sl1, k to marker, slip marker, k1, p1.
Row 4 (RS): Sl1, k1, slip marker, kfb, knit to last st, p1.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until just enough yarn remains to bind off, OR at least approximately 12 grams of yarn remains if you will be using the same yarn to make tassels. (I stopped with 14 grams left and used 3 grams or 26 feet/8 metres per tassel).


Bind off very loosely, using a favourite loose bind-off or by working a regular bind-off extremely loosely. Weave in ends. Soak shawl in water and wool wash and block to finished measurements.

If you are making tassels, divide remaining yarn into 3 and make three tassels. Attach tassels to the three corners of the shawl.

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