Knit Shawl Pattern With Pockets
For All Yarn Sizes

This easy to knit shawl pattern is a simple knitting project where you get to choose the yarn you want.

And it's even a knit shawl with pockets because I love having pockets on my clothes.

If you're looking to knit a shawl for the first time this is a great one to make because it's easy.

I'd even like to make it again with a thicker yarn this time. Maybe a chunky or even bulky yarn.

The yarn I used for this one was a soft DK weight yarn so I'd love to try a chunky yarn next time.

I chose a super easy stitch pattern so that it's easy enough to knit while you watch TV or chat with friends. 

The stitch pattern is all basic knitting stitches so it's suitable for all knitters. Beginners can make this.

It was a fun knit shawl pattern and I still use it today, here's a photo.

Knit shawl pattern with pockets

It now has a permanent place on the arm of my sofa all ready for me an Oscar my cat.

It's quite big almost like a blanket shawl so it's great for curling up in.

Here's a closer view of the shawl stitch pattern to give you a better view of the pattern. 

Simple shawl knitting pattern

It's such a light color it makes it hard to see. Don't you love those big garter stitch pockets though?

So the fun thing is, this cozy shawl pattern is knit with DK yarn but you can use any yarn you want.

Honestly? I wasn't prepared for how long my shawl would take to knit with DK weight yarn. 

I sure learned my lesson. Because it's DK yarn it took a little longer that I expected. 

It was still fun to knit but I was anxious to get it up here to share with you. 

You can turn this into a super quick knit shawl if you choose a nice thick yarn.  

Here is an even better view of the super easy knitting stitch pattern I used.

This is called the garter block stitch pattern and it's super simple to knit. 

Close up view of the garter block stitch pattern used for my easy shawl pattern.

It's an easy knit and purl check pattern and you'll have it memorized in no time. It's fun and simple

Oh and keep in mind that this will be lovely in a cotton yarn for Spring and Summer.  

Or you can use a nice thick and cozy yarn for the Fall and Winter. It's a very versatile pattern.

How Much Yarn Do I Need To Make A Shawl?

These numbers are approximate but will give you a good idea about how much yarn to buy.  

You'll notice there are two chunky weight yarns and two super bulky weight yarns. 

The reason is to give you a more accurate idea of the yardage. 

Let's face it some yarns are bulkier than others.

1.  DK approx. 5.5 sts per inch approx. 1200 -1250 yards

2.  Worsted approx. 4 sts per inch approx. 990 – 1000 yards

3.  Chunky approx. 3.5 sts per inch, approx. 775 – 800 yds

4.  Chunky approx. 3 sts per inch, approx. 685 – 700 yards

5.  Super Bulky approx. 2.5 sts per inch, approx. 650 – 675 yards

6.  Super Bulky approx. 2 sts per inch, approx. 550 – 600 yards

How To Use Shawl Pattern With The Yarn You Have

So knitting gauge isn't really important for my knit shawl pattern but you still  have to look at the yarn label.

You'll need to check out what size/weight the yarn is plus find out what needle size the label suggests.

This is important so if you're not sure what to look for please refer to my yarn label page.

All ready? Okay...

So find the yarn size on your yarn label and then look for the suggested needle size. 

Now cast on the amount of sts your yarn comes closest too down below.

1. Baby Sport weight/DK yarn, cast on 115 sts.

2.  Worsted/Medium, cast on 105 sts

3.  Chunky 3.5 sts per inch, cast on 95 sts 

4.  Chunky 3 sts per inch, cast on 85 sts

5.  Super Bulky 2.5 sts per inch, cast on 75 sts

6.  Super Bulky at 2 sts per inch, cast on 65 sts

Now all you need to do is continue with my shawl pattern instructions

Knit Shawl Pattern Details

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

Gauge: Not important for this project

Approximate size: 65 inches long X 20.5 wide

Materials: Light sport weight yarn, 1250 yards Needles US 6 / 4mm

Note: The stitch pattern calls for any number of stitches so what does that mean?

If you'd like to make it wider simply cast on a few more stitches. Now that's an easy shawl pattern.  :)

Click on this link to download my knit shawl pattern

Knit Shawl Pattern Instructions

For Chunky and Super Bulky Yarn only:  Knit 10 rows Garter Stitch

For DK and Worsted yarn knit 20 rows of Garter stitch

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.

For Chunky and Super Bulky yarn ONLY - Finish by knitting 10 rows Garter stitch.

For DK and Worsted Weight yarn - Finish by knitting 20 rows of Garter stitch.

Bind off loosely

Do you want to add pockets? If not then you’re all finished. Yay! 

Want Pockets On Your Knit Shawl?

Read on and I’ll give you some tips on how to place the pockets evenly

Knit 2 pockets. The pockets are approximately 10 inches wide and 6 inches long

How Many Stitches Do I Cast On To Knit A Pocket In My Yarn Size?

1.  Sport Weight: Cast on 55 sts

2.  Worsted/Medium: Cast on 40

3.  Bulky 3.5 sts per inch: Cast on 35 sts

4.  Bulky 3 sts per inch: Cast on 30 sts

5.  Super Bulky 2.5 sts per inch: Cast on 25 sts

6.  Super Bulky 2 sts per inch: Cast on 20 sts 

How To Knit A Pocket

Cast on the amount of stitches you need for your yarn size from above.

Knit garter stitch for about 6 inches or length you like.

Bind off loosely.

How to Attach Pockets to your Knit Shawl

My pockets are 3" up from the bottom 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 a tapestry needle. 

And what you're going to do is mark where you need to sew the pocket. 

So with your tapestry needle baste into the fabric weaving into every other stitch all around where you want the pocket to be.

Now you can sew the pocket on more easily and it will be straight. 

Then just remove the waste yarn and you're done.

And you're done! I hope you enjoy this knit shawl pattern.

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