Author:
Makenzie Alvarez

Makenzie is the the yarn loving, cable obsessed, always knitting designer at Hanks And Needles. She is always working on new designs for the fiber community. When she doesn't have yarn in hand, she is busy enjoying time with her husband and 2 kids.

Etta's Shawl Knitting Pattern by Makenzie Alvarez

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10/23/2020

Hello my fellow fiber friends, I am Makenzie the designer behind Hanks And Needles. I have a true passion for designing a wide range of knitting patterns, especially ones filled with cables and lace. As much as I love the more detailed and complex designs I find a true beauty in simplicity that is pleasing to the eye and interesting to create.

This shawl was inspired by the first shawl I ever loved, I inherited it from my mom. It is nothing fancy just a simple shawl with texture and fringe. Not too long ago I noticed a small tag in corner, it was my great-grandmothers name. I never knew she made it, let alone knitted. Upon this new discovery I was inspired to design my own version in her memory.

Etta’s Shawl is a quick oversized triangle shawl that is perfect for any skill level, with an easy to memorize repeat. Create it in one color or multiple to create a piece as unique and beautiful as you are.

Supply List


  1. The Hook Nook, Yummy Yarn; 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; 185 yards/170 m; 3.5 oz/100g; 4 balls total.
  2. Stripped: Like a Dove (359 yds/328m, 7oz/194g; 2 balls) and Cherry Blossom (309 yds/283m, 6oz/167g; 2 balls) 
  3. Solid: Olive (668 yds/611m, 13oz/361g; 4 balls)
  4. US11/8mm 32”/80cm minimum circular needle
  5. 4 Stitch Markers
  6. The Hook Nook Crochet Hook, L/8mm
  7. The Hook Nook Tapestry Needles
  8. The Hook Nook Scissors

***Click here to purchase the full knitting kit in THNLife Shop and support Makenzie by using her affiliate link***

Knitting Abbreviations 


  1. CO - Cast On
  2. K - Knit
  3. k2tog - Knit 2 stitches together.
  4. inc - Increase
  5. m1 - make 1 stitch by inserting left needle from front to back under the horizontal strand between the last stitch worked and the first stitch on the left needle. Knit this strand through the back loop to twist it.
  6. P - Purl
  7. PM - Place Stitch Marker
  8. Rep - Repeat
  9. RS - Right Side
  10. SM - Slip Marker
  11. st(s) - Stitch(es)
  12. WS - Wrong Side
  13. YO - Yarn Over


 

Skill Level

Beginner



Finished Measurement

68”/173cm wingspan x 29”/73.5cm deep



Gauge

12 sts x 16 rows = 4”/10cm square in Stockinette st

Knitter’s Notes 



Two cast ons have been suggested for this pattern, use your preferred method.



Garter Tab Cast On (Recommended)

With a crochet hook and scrap yarn, chain 5 sts. Slip your knitting needle into the back loops (bumps) of 3 sts of your chain.
With your working yarn knit 10 rows, there will be 3 garter ridges.
Turn work 90 degrees and pick up and knit 1 st in the middle of each garter ridge (3 sts picked up).
Turn your work 90 degrees again and carefully unzip the crochet chain and place the 3 cast on sts on your left needle, and knit those 3 sts.
You will have 9 sts on your needles.

Standard Cast On
CO 6 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K to end.
Row 2 (WS): K to end.
Row 3: K3, m1, k3. (7 sts)
Row 4: K to end.
Row 5: K3, m1, k1, m1, k3. (9 sts)
Begin Pattern.

Pattern


Note: If doing Striped option change colors on the first rep, second rep, and fourth rep; or as desired.

Set Up Row (WS): K3, pm, k1, pm, k1, pm, k1, pm, k3. (9 sts)
Row 1 (RS): K3, sm, yo, k1, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k1,  yo, sm, k3. (13 sts; 4 st inc)
Row 2 (WS): K3, sm, k to marker, sm, k1, sm, k to marker, sm, k3.
Row 3: K3, sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k3. (17 sts; 4 st inc)
Row 4: K3, sm, k to marker, sm, k1, sm, k to marker, sm, k3.
Row 5: K3, sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k3. (21 sts; 4 st inc)
Row 6: K3, sm, k to marker, sm, k1, sm, k to marker, sm, k3.
Row 7: K3, sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k3. (25 sts; 4 st inc)
Row 8: K3, sm, k to marker, sm, k1, sm, k to marker, sm, k3.
Row 9: K3, sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k3. (29 sts; 4 st inc)
Row 10: K3, sm, p to marker, sm, k1, sm, p to marker, sm, k3.
Row 11: K3, sm, yo, k1, (yo, k2tog) rep to marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, (k2tog, yo) rep to 1 st before marker, k1, yo, sm, k3. (33 sts, 4 st inc)
Row 12: K3, sm, p to marker, sm, k1, sm, p to marker, sm, k3.
Row 13: K3, sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k3. (37 sts; 4 st inc)

Row 14: K3, sm, k to marker, sm, k1, sm, k to marker, sm, k3.

Row 15: K3, sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k3. (41 sts; 4 st inc)

Row 16: K3, sm, k to marker, sm, k1, sm, k to marker, sm, k3.

Row 17: K3, sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k3. (45 sts; 4 st inc)

Row 18: K3, sm, p to marker, sm, k1, sm, p to marker, sm, k3.

Row 19: K3, sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k3. (49 sts; 4 st inc)

Row 20: K3, sm, p to marker, sm, k1, sm, p to marker, sm, k3.

Row 21: K3, sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k3. (53 sts; 4 st inc)

Row 22: K3, sm, k to marker, sm, k1, sm, k to marker, sm, k3.

Row 23: K3, sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k3. (57 sts; 4 st inc)

Row 24: K3, sm, k to marker, sm, k1, sm, k to marker, sm, k3.

Row 25: K3, sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k3. (61 sts; 4 st inc)

Row 26: K3, sm, k to marker, sm, k1, sm, k to marker, sm, k3.


Rep Rows 9 - 26 five more times. (241 sts)

Then Rep Rows 9 -16 once more. (257 sts)


Bind off loosely knit wise and weave in ends.

Block your shawl by steaming or wet block, allowing to dry completely. 

Keep it as is or add a little flare with tassels or fringe.

I hope you enjoyed creating your own Etta’s Shawl as much as I did, if you are on social media be sure to tag me @hanksandneedles so I can see and share your beautiful work. You can find me on Instagram and Facebook.

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