Woven Checks Shawl


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  • This is a PDF knitting pattern.

    Select one solid or semi-solid main color and one self-striping contrast color to knit this sideways triangle shawl. Begin at the small tip of the shawl and work increases toward the border as you only work with one color at a time. Stripes and slip stitches form the woven checks motif, creating the illusion of the self-striping yarn weaving in and out of the garter ridges. I-cord edges frame the large shawl shape. You can easily customize the size by knitting more pattern repeats for a large shawl or simply bind off early for a smaller shawl size. This pattern includes videos linked throughout the instructions to help you cast on and bind off, making this project ideal for beginner shawl knitting.

  • Size
    One Size
    Customization tips included

    Finished Measurements 
    84″ / 213cm wingspan length, 39″ / 99cm from CO to BO edge measured along the center of the shawl. Measurements taken after blocking.

    Fingering weight

    MC - 820yds / 750m
    CC - 630yds / 576m

    You will need 2 skeins of the MC + 2 balls of the CC if you are using similar yarns like Mominoki & Zauberball Crazy. If you are working with a yarn that has fewer yards / meters per skein, you can simply bind off a bit early to customize the size.

    US 4 / 3.5mm in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

    Tapestry needle

    22 sts & 48 rows = 4″ / 10cm in pattern after blocking

    Gauge is not crucial for this project as long as you achieve a fabric that feels good to you. If you want to swatch, I recommend casting on the shawl and knitting the first pattern repeats because the project begins small at the corner tip.

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  • Mominoki Sock Fine 4ply (75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 437yds / 400m per 100g skein)
    MC - Copper (beige)

    Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Crazy (75% Wool, 25% Nylon; 459yds / 420m per 100g ball)
    CC - Föhnlage (self-striping)