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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 ...

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Fast & Easy Wedding Shawl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Fast & Easy Wedding Shawl
Fast & Easy Wedding Shawl
Fast & Easy Wedding Shawl
Fast & Easy Wedding Shawl
Fast & Easy Wedding Shawl
Fast & Easy Wedding Shawl

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