Fast & Easy Wedding Shawl


Fast & Easy Wedding Shawl Pattern


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Knitting: Fast & Easy Wedding Shawl
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Pattern Description:

I needed something light and pretty to cover my shoulders for a nephew's wedding. My dress was electric blue and I had nothing suitable. So, like any respectable knitter, I made something. The knitting went fast! There were 2 reasons - large needles using an open stitch pattern AND a looming deadline. The wedding was in 1 week.

When it was done (just in time for the wedding), I wasn't sure whether it was a shawl or a cape. I was sure that it was perfect with my dress and just the right weight to keep me comfortable in the evening. I decided to call it a shawl for convenience, but you can call it a cape, a wrap, or whatever suits your mood!


not critical for this project

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Neck - approximately 24" (60 cm)
  • Length - approximately 20 inches (50 cm)


  • US Size 9 (5.5 mm) needles
  • US Size 11 (8 mm) circular needles, at least 24" (61 cm) length
  • Approximately 510 yards (475 m) Worsted or DK weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • 4 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • OPTIONAL: Approximately 2 1/2 yards (2.3 m) ribbon
  • OPTIONAL: Sewing needle and thread
  • OPTIONAL: 2 Shank style buttons

About Designer

About Designer

Sideways Dragon on

My mom and grandma instilled in me a love for making things. I remember learning to knit from my mother when I was about 7. I made the most awful slippers imaginable - misshapen and ugly, but I wore them until they were no longer wearable.

Mom and grandma taught me so much more than crafts, even as they were using crafts as examples. Do your best. Finish what you start. Take pride in ...

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