We had our first snow this past week. Our cool fall weather dipped below freezing, and we were hit with 6.4″ of heaping snow in one afternoon. With the temperature staying close to the freezing point each day since, that snow is here to stay. Now that winter has finally arrived, it’s time to bust out our favorite seasonal items. We’ll get that fireplace crackling and that hot cocoa made. We’ll bake some delicious cookies and rest on the couch while our favorite winter movies play. For the next few months, we’ll be hibernating indoors, which gives us plenty of time to whip up this fantastic free knitted shawl pattern.
This free knitted shawl pattern is a great project for keeping warm this winter. The yarn is so irresistibly soft and comfortable that you’ll want to drape it around you whenever you can. It’s perfect for reading, watching movies, or curling up with a mug of cocoa on the couch. Even better, this free knitted shawl pattern is easy to make, so you’ll have your new favorite winter craft done up in no time!
You’ll Love This Free Knitted Shawl Pattern
By Christine Chen for redheart.com
- RED HEART® Strata™: 7 balls 2405 grey bulky yarn
- Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 8mm [US 11]
- Yarn needle
GAUGE: 13 sts = 4″ [10 cm]; 16 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch.
Finished Size: Shawl measures 17″ [43 cm] wide x 72″ [183 cm] long.
Note: Slip first st purlwise and knit last st through back loop of every row for a more finished looking edge.
Cast on 58 sts. Knit 5 rows.
Row 1 (Right Side): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Rows 3-12: Repeat rows 1-2.
Row 13: Knit.
Row 14: [K1, slip 1 purlwise with yarn in back] to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 15: Knit.
Row 16: K2, [slip 1 purlwise with yarn in back, k1] to end of row.
Rows 17-40: Repeat rows 13-16. Repeat rows 1-40 for nine more times, then rows 1-12 once. Knit 6 rows. Bind off.
Weave in ends.
cm = centimeters; k = knit; mm = millimeters; st(s) = stitch(es); [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.
Looking for more amazing knitting patterns that will keep you cozy this winter? Check out this Extra Chunky Gratitude Blanket.
What are some of your favorite knitting patterns for winter?
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