Easy Knit Shawl Pattern

This knit shawl pattern is very simple to make.  The rectangular ones are the easiest to knit which makes them ideal for new knitters.  All you do is knit a long rectangle and you've got yourself a nice knit wrap for those chilly evenings.  Sound easy?   It really is.

By knitting with different yarns and stitch patterns you can create all kinds of shawls, ones that are cozy and casual or ones that are simply elegant.  

It all depends on what you want to use it for.

I made this knit shawl pattern for one reason.  You see I tend to knit into the wee hours of the morning and I always get that little chill as night goes on.  So I decided to make a blanket type shawl. And that's exactly what this is.

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knit shawl pattern

Here's my Knit Shawl Pattern

Skills Required: Cast on, bind off, knit, purl

Approximate size:  65 inches long X 20.5 wide

Needles: 6 US / 4 mm

Materials:  1 1/2 Skeins of Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly Big, 100% Acrylic, Color-Baby Denim Marl, Light Sport Weight Yarn, 1236 yds/1154 m, Net Weight 1402 grams

Tapestry Needle

Pattern Notes:

To create a nice even border I slipped the first stitch of every row as if to knit.

Cast on 115 stitches and knit garter stitch for 20 rows.

Continue as follows:

Row: (RS) 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 - Knit

Row: 2, 4 and 6 - Knit 10 (border), Knit 5, *purl 5, knit 5, repeat from * to last 10 stitches (border), knit

Row: 8, 10, and 12: Knit 10 (border), Purl 5, *K5, P5, repeat from * to last 10 stitches (border) , knit

Repeat rows 1 - 12 for pattern until work measures approx. 63 inches or the length you prefer.

Finish by knitting 20 rows of Garter stitch.

Bind off loosely.


Cast on 57 stitches and knit garter stitch for 35 ridges or 70 rows. Cast off loosley. Pockets are approx. 6 inches long

Where to Attach Pockets

My pockets are 3" up from the edge and approximately 5 1/2" in from both sides.

Here's a trick to attaching the pocket so it will be straight.

You will need contrasting waste yarn and tapestry needle.  With your tapestry needle simply baste into the fabric (weaving into every other stitch) all the way around where you want the pocket to be. (What you're doing is marking where you need to sew the pocket). Now you can sew the pocket on more easily and it will be straight. Then just remove the waste yarn and you're done.

Now you can snuggle up with a nice cup of hot chocolate and enjoy!

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