Prairie Knit Shawl Pattern

Prairie Knit Shawl Pattern
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”

Materials List

  • 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Row 2: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.

  3. Row 3: K2, [yo, k1] 3 times, yo, k2 – 11 sts.

  4. Row 4: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.

  5. Row 5: K2, yo, knit to marked center st, yo, knit center st, yo, knit to last 2 sts, yo, k2 – 4 sts increased.

  6. Row 6-21: Rep Rows 4 and 5, 8 more times – 47 sts.

  7. Row 22: Knit.

  8. 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.

  9. Row 24: Knit.

  10. Row 25: Rep Row 5.

  11. Rows 26-41: Rep Rows 4 and 5, 8 more times –87 sts.

  12. Rows 42-61: Rep Rows 22-41 - 127 sts.

  13. Rows 62-81: Rep Rows 22-41 – 167 sts.

  14. Rows 82-101: Rep Rows 22-41 – 207 sts.

  15. Rows 102-105: Rep Rows 22-25 – 215 sts.


At end of Row 105, cast on 8 sts.

  1. Row 1 (WS): K7, p2tog (last st of edging with first st of shawl body).

  2. Row 2 (RS): Sl 1, k1, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k2.

  3. Row 3: Sl 1, k7, p2tog.

  4. Row 4: Sl 1, k2, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k2.

  5. Row 5: Sl 1, k8, p2tog.

  6. Row 6: Sl 1, k3, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k2.

  7. Row 7: Sl 1, k9, p2tog.

  8. Row 8: Sl 1, k4, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k2.

  9. Row 9: Sl 1, k10, p2tog.

  10. Row 10: Sl 1, k11.

  11. Row 11: Bind off 4, k7 (including st left from bind off), p2tog.

  12. Rep Rows 2-11 until all shawl body sts are worked, ending final rep with Row 9 of edging. Bind off all sts.


  1. Weave in ends.

  2. Block to finished measurements.


knit 2 stitches together
purl 2 stitches together
Right Side
slip, slip, knit
yarn over

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has anyone done this pattern. i am on the edging and confused. don't know if it goes on the knitted portion or if you are to edge all the way around including the 215 stitches still on the needle? help please

Hi there! I might suggest posting your question in the AllFreeKnitting community Facebook Group. There are so many experienced and expert knitters who are willing to help! You also can contact Premier directly. Good luck!

This is a knit on edging and you will do it all the way around the edge of the shawl, for the last stitch of the edging, you will always be using one edging stitch and one stitch from the shawl together, in order to join the edging to the shawl.

Can't wait to start this shawl! This one I just might keep for myself, but then, it would be nice for a prayer shawl too!

I like knitting with finer yarns, but I was gifted a bag of yarn in worsted weight that would work beautifully for this shawl!

This might have to be my first knitted shawl! Love the open texture and drape!

My favorite yarn is Caron Simply Soft and it would be the perfect yarn to make this scarf

I don't have a favorite yarn. I use all types of yarn. I really want to make this scarf. I especially love the blue color.

Looks very pretty!

I was just informed that this is my next project. My best friend can't get enough of the light airy shawls!

I can't wait to make this shawl. It looks beautiful.

This is a really nice pattern.I,m currently making shawls would like to make this as well

Most of what I make is for babies and small children, so my go to yarns have always been polyester worsteds, and have always loved the premier yarns, as they are perfect for the projects I make!

The shawl is so pretty---just love it.

love the shawl and will try it I have a TIP for you to pass along to all crafters PUT A COPY OF THE PATTERN YOU INTEND TO MAKE IN WITH THE YARN YOU BUY THEN IF BY SOME UNFORTUNATE FATE SOMEONE ELSE IS USING THE WOOL THEY WILL HAVE SOME IDEA OF HOW TO FINISH THE PROJECT my mom left me unfinished projects and no idea where to find the patterns and the amount and content of yarn in the balls ie grams or a lot of mom's stash does not have labels so I have no idea what the content is but it was all still in the individual bags that she sorted them into I would love to be able to ask her I love to feel and work with the yarns she so lovingly picked out over the years And for all the comments about not beingRead More able to knit go to you tube they will take you through each stitch step by step there is a whole new world waiting for you

I don't have a favorite yarn, but would love to try this one. However, I can't find it even mentioned anywhere. Not even on the Premier Yarn website.

Hi there! I just checked and you're not kidding---you can't find the Rodeo yarn anywhere yet! I looked into it and it turns out the Rodeo yarn comes out sometime this spring 2018! Stay tuned!

I have been really into sock yarn this year. Amazing all the different things BESIDES socks you can do with this yarn.

I have really been into making shawls this year and this looks like a good pattern to work up a quick shawl.

I just love all yarns and try different ones. Mostly whatever the pattern calls for.This pattern for this shawl is so pretty! Would be great for church.

I really like the smoothness of Bernat Satin and because it doesn't pill as easy as some do. I also like Lion Brand Vannas Choice for it substantial density. In all honesty I usually end up buying which ever has the color and gauge I need.

I am a knitter in the UK. I love to knit and mostly use aran weight yarns with a little wool so they can be washed and tumble dried. But I recently knitted a beautiful hoodie for my nephew using a Vogue With Love boucle yarn. It was soft and silky, which made knitting easy and quick. He was totally thrilled with his soft, cuddly hoodie and uses it as a comfort blanket. I will always look for new textures, colours and experiences when choosing yarns from now on.

I use a lot of Caron yarns. I do love to try new yarns. I so wish this pattern was for crochet, as I do not knit and would love to make this shawl!

I mostly use red heart yarns as my go to. I really need to branch out . This shawl is lovely and I wish I could knit cause I would definitely be making this.

This shawl is so cute, I can't wait to get started using Premier Yarns Rodeo yarn.

I enjoy working with self-striping yarns and watching the patterns evolve.

Very pretty, I love soft yarns,

Caron Simply Soft is versatile and works wonderfully in many items I have made for my grandchildren, daughter, and friends. I LOVE it!!

I love to knit - love shawls - this one is oh so pretty! Thanks

I love this, lacy looking shawl, or cowl, it is gorgeous, can't wait to try it, thanks for sharing!


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