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Easy Cranberry Shawl Knitting Pattern

This project works wonderfully as a prayer shawl as well.

By: Marie Segares from
Updated April 06, 2021
Easy Cranberry Shawl

In the Designer's Words: "This project is perfect for a novice shawl knitter because it is predominantly garter stitch and will not require much blocking to keep the fabric flat and even. The mirrored, plaited cables on the spine keep the shawl interesting and add a unique touch to the simple, ridged fabric.

Skills Used: Basic knitting skills: cast on, knit, purl, bind off
Knitting in rows: Increasing (kfb and yo)
Cables (C4B and C4F, with written instructions in the pattern)"
Even if cranberry is not your favorite flavor during the fall and winter months, you have to admit it is a stunning color to use when creating knitting patterns. The deep, dark red of the Easy Cranberry Shawl will look absolutely stunning again cool winter hues while keeping you extra warm this winter. This free crochet shawl pattern is an easy knitting pattern that uses worsted weight yarn, ensuring that it is thick enough to fight off the cold. This wonderful shawl pattern would make a lovely DIY gift for a friend or an easy way to add warmth to your wardrobe.


Knitting Needle Size10.5 or 6.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge12 stitches, 25 rows, 4 inches. Garter stitch

Materials List

  • Red Barn Yarn Worsted (85% wool/15% mohair, 4 oz/113 g, 190 yd/174 m) 3 skeins in Precious Rubies, or approximately 570 yd (521 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size 10.5/6.5 mm 36 (91 cm) knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Cable needle.
  • 2 stitch markers.
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That's really pretty! It's cool here today so I am all over these shawls, but I can't knit all of them before winter, unfortunately. This one goes on my to do list, though and I WILL knit it as soon as I can. It looks simple enough to make so it should go fairly fast for a project like this.


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