Knitted Easy Shawl

The Knitted Easy Shawl is a cozy and comfortable accessory that's perfect for anyone who wants to stay warm and stylish. Made with soft, chunky yarn and a simple knitting pattern, this shawl is easy to make and requires no complex techniques or skills. The result is a beautiful, chunky fabric that drapes elegantly around the neck or shoulders, providing warmth and comfort on chilly days. With its effortless design and rapid construction, this shawl is an excellent choice for beginners or those who want to whip up a quick and cozy accessory.

Skill level: Easy

Size: Approx. 84" wide at top x 34" deep (after blocking)

Materials:

400 yds. worsted weight wool, wool-blend or mohair-blend yarn

Samples shown in Queensland Collection Soft Comfort Mohair (off-white multi) and Plymouth Yarns "Outback Wool" (blue multi)

Size 13 (9 mm) circular needles, 29" or longer

4 stitch markers

Tapestry needle

Gauge: 11 sts = 4" in stockinette stitch on size 13 (9 mm) needles (before blocking)

Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO), knit (K), purl (P), repeat (rep), stitch (st), yarn over (yo)

Pattern notes:

Shawl is worked from center back neck outward. Increases at each side and center back shape the shawl into a triangle.

Shawl

Beginning at center back neck, cast on 5 sts.

Knit 2 rows.

Begin pattern:

Row 1 (right side)(edge increases begin): K2, place marker, yo, K1, yo, place marker, K2 (7 sts)

Row 2 (wrong side) and all even rows (no increases): K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2, slipping all markers as you come to them.

Row 3 (edge increases continue): K2, sl marker, yo, K3, yo, sl marker, K2 (9 sts)

Row 5 (edge increases continue): K2, sl marker, yo, K5, yo, sl marker, K2 (11 sts)

Row 7 (edge increases continue and center increases begin): K2, sl marker, yo, K2, yo, place marker, K3, place marker, yo, K2, yo, sl marker, K2 (15 sts)

Row 9 (edge and center increases continue): K2, sl marker, yo, K4, yo, sl marker, K3, sl marker, yo, K4, yo, sl marker, K2 (19 sts)

Row 11 (edge and center increases continue): K2, sl marker, yo, K6, yo, sl marker, K3, sl marker, yo, K6, yo, sl marker, K2 (23 sts)

Continue to work in established pattern until shawl is desired length, reserving enough yarn for final 8 rows and bind-off. Place yo's on right side rows only as follows: yo after 1st and 3rd markers, yo before 2nd and 4th markers. Stitches will increase inside K2 edging at both sides of shawl and on both sides of center 3 sts. Work all wrong side rows as Row 2, and end on a wrong side row before working border.

Border: Beginning on a right side row and maintaining yo increases at markers, knit 4 rows.

Next row (right side): K2, sl marker, yo, K2, *yo, K2 tog, rep from * to next marker, yo, sl marker, K1, yo, K1, yo, K1, sl next marker, **yo, K2 tog, rep from ** to last 4 sts, yo, K2, yo, sl marker, K2.

Next row: Knit across.

Next row: Knit across, maintaining yo increases at markers.

Next row: Knit across.

Bind off VERY LOOSELY. Fasten off and weave in ends. Following care instructions on yarn label, block shawl to shape and leave to dry.

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