Prairie Knit Shawl Pattern
Embrace that prairie style! This free knit shawl pattern can be worn looped around like a scarf or draped like a traditional shawl. The eyelets created by this pattern are so pretty, and the edging is simply charming. The blue yarn used for this pattern is so fitting for the prairie! Pair this shawl with a lacy top and a denim jacket for that girly, farm-girl flair. Boots with fringe and your favorite pair of jeans really complete this outfit. Imagine sitting on the porch with this shawl draped around your shoulders, taking the world in. This is a beautiful project to make and to wear!
Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Gauge15 sts x 22 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch after blocking. Save time, check your gauge.
Finished SizeWidth: 54”, Length at center: 30”
- Premier® Yarns Rodeo™ (85% cotton, 15% polyester; 150g/265yds): #1066-03 Light Blue – 2 balls
- US Size 9 (5.5mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
- Removable stitch marker
- Tapestry needle
Cast on 5 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, k1, yo, k2 – 7 sts. Use removable marker to mark center st. As subsequent rows are worked, move marker up so it is always easy to identify the center st.
Row 2: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 3: K2, [yo, k1] 3 times, yo, k2 – 11 sts.
Row 4: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 5: K2, yo, knit to marked center st, yo, knit center st, yo, knit to last 2 sts, yo, k2 – 4 sts increased.
Row 6-21: Rep Rows 4 and 5, 8 more times – 47 sts.
Row 22: Knit.
Row 23: K2, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to 1 st before center st, yo, k1, yo, knit center st, yo, k1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, k2 – 4 sts increased.
Row 24: Knit.
Row 25: Rep Row 5.
Rows 26-41: Rep Rows 4 and 5, 8 more times –87 sts.
Rows 42-61: Rep Rows 22-41 - 127 sts.
Rows 62-81: Rep Rows 22-41 – 167 sts.
Rows 82-101: Rep Rows 22-41 – 207 sts.
Rows 102-105: Rep Rows 22-25 – 215 sts.
At end of Row 105, cast on 8 sts.
Row 1 (WS): K7, p2tog (last st of edging with first st of shawl body).
Row 2 (RS): Sl 1, k1, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k2.
Row 3: Sl 1, k7, p2tog.
Row 4: Sl 1, k2, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k2.
Row 5: Sl 1, k8, p2tog.
Row 6: Sl 1, k3, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k2.
Row 7: Sl 1, k9, p2tog.
Row 8: Sl 1, k4, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k2.
Row 9: Sl 1, k10, p2tog.
Row 10: Sl 1, k11.
Row 11: Bind off 4, k7 (including st left from bind off), p2tog.
Rep Rows 2-11 until all shawl body sts are worked, ending final rep with Row 9 of edging. Bind off all sts.
Weave in ends.
Block to finished measurements.
- knit 2 stitches together
- purl 2 stitches together
- Right Side
- slip, slip, knit
- yarn over
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