Cranberry Dreams Shawl

With just one skein of yarn, you can make your own crescent shawlette, just like the one pictured. Pair this pattern with your favorite hand-dyed or variegated yarn for best results.

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Skill Level: Easy

Size: Adjustable; shawlettes in photos measure 40” across the wingspan and 16” down the spine.

Gauge: 14 sts x 16 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm)


Yarn: Mountain Colors Twizzle (85% merino wool, 15% silk; 250 yards [229 meters]/100 grams): Loganberry (1 ball)
Needles: US size 10 (6.0 mm) circular needles (40”)
Notions: Stitch marker, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Shawlette is knit flat and circular needles are used to hold project as it expands.


CO 5.
Row 1: (RS) K4, p1.
Row 2: Sl 1, k to last st, p1.
Row 3: Sl 1, kfb, pm, k1, kfb, p1. (7 sts)
Row 4: Sl 1, p across.
Row 5: Sl 1, kfb twice, yo, sm, k1, yo, kfb twice, p1. (13 sts)
Row 6: Rep Row 4.
Row 7: Sl 1, kfb twice, k1, *p1, k1* across to marker, yo, sm, k1, yo, k1, *p1, k1* across to last 3 sts, kfb twice, p1 – increase 6 sts. (20 sts)
Row 8: Rep Row 4.
Row 9: Sl 1, kfb twice, k to marker, yo, sm, k1, yo, k to last 3 sts, kfb twice, p1 – increase 6 sts. (26 sts)
Row 10: Rep Row 4.
Rep Rows 7-10 fifteen times, or until shawlette is near desired size, or until you have a length of yarn approximately 15 times longer than the top edge of your shawl remaining, ending after Row 7 or 9.
Row 11: Sl 1, kfb twice, *kfb, k1* to st before marker, kfb, remove marker, *kfb, k1* to last 4 sts, kfb 3 times, p1.
Loosely BO in pattern as (sl 1, k across to last st, p1).


With tapestry needle, weave in ends. yarn ball
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How do you like to wear your shawls?

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  • Maureen G.

    I have made several of this type of shawl recently and mine goes over my shoulders to ward off any draughts and still allows me freedom to continue knitting

  • Anonymous

    I don’t really have any place to wear shawls, and I am afraid to get my shawls that I took a long time to make dirty, so I don’t wear shawls. (Unfortunately!)

  • I wear them like a bandana to give excellent coverage in the collar of my coats, and better show off the patterning.

  • Michelle B.

    I love making a bunch of the petite ones that I wrap around and use as scarves. However I also love the larger ones, especially when sitting on my porch during a cool evening.

  • I made one to wear for a wedding and that was over my shoulders and i made v shaped one as a valance…

  • I wear my shawls either with the point in back or with the point in front, depending on the outfit.

  • I’ve been wearing my shawls fairly traditionally – with a shawl pin holding it in place so I am totally hands-free.

  • I wear mine everywhere. Usually just thrown over my shoulder in place of a sweater.

  • Stefanie

    usually wrapped around my shoulders – but now I want to try some new ideas!!!

  • Triangular shawls I wear with the point hanging down, sometimes in the front mostly in the back and use a shel pin to keep it in place. When it gets really cold I use a smaller shawl and wrap it around my neck.

  • I either wear them wrapped bandana style with the point and ends in front, or drape them around my shoulders.

  • Barbara Y.

    I like to wear my shawls the traditional way with the points in front.

  • In public, usually a scarves with point in front or off center if triangular. At work or home, multiple ways including the traditional.

  • Triangular.. Point in front ends hanging down. Circular, about 1/4 folded over to create a shawl collar, crescent it depends on the length and depth.

  • Shirley E.

    mostly I wear shawls the traditional way, covering back and shoulders, open in front. A few I have worn as scarves, or layered over a coat or jacket.

  • Depends on the weather. If I’m indoors around my shoulders snuggling up. If going out around my neck like a scarf. I have one I display over my sweater.

  • Kitten W.

    Sadly, I don’t wear shawls at all, nor even cowls very often. I’m an older guy who isn’t trendy enough for that. I like my scarves, but I have to choose the yarn carefully because I am trendy enough to have a day’s or a week’s scruff that can be awfully tough on loosely plied yarns. Sigh, such is the burden of manhood in the 21st century.


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