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I started crocheting as part of my homeschool program around age 9. Knitting got added much later on after I graduated college. I pretty much immediately started with knitwear design and launched ...

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Frosting Shawlette

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Frosting Shawlette
Frosting Shawlette
Frosting Shawlette
Frosting Shawlette
Frosting Shawlette

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • yarn over

Pattern Description:

This shawlette is the frosting to your wardrobe, a simple little confection to top it all off. The idea behind this design was to capture delicate feminine details without going decadently over the top.

Frosting is a side to side knit shawlete pattern. This means you begin with only a few stitches, increase toward the center, and then decrease as you complete the second half of the wingspan.

At first glance at the directions you might not think this pattern belongs to a collection of simple knits. However, once you get going (and most especially after Row 15) your knitting should become pretty intuitive. The Birds Eye edging that adorns the increase edge of the shawlette is a six-row repeat. In an effort to help keep this clear during the set up rows I have placed a line break to show the repeats of this section.


Gauge is not critical when working shawlettes, however, do remember that your gauge will effect the size of your project and the amount of yarn it takes to complete it.

Pre-Blocking: 22 sts & 28 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch.

Post-Blocking: 20 sts & 26 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 53 inches along wingspan and 18 inches deep at center point. Measurements given are the size of the finished sample in photographs after blocking.


  • 2 skeins Creamy Kollage [80% milk/20% cotton; 50g/1.7oz; 183m/200 yds; fingering weight], Color: Natural
  • US 3/3.25mm 24" circular needle, or straight needles as preferred.

You Will Also Need:

  • 114 size 6 seed beads, 8 to 10 yards of 0.25 inch wide ribbon, 3 stitch markers, beading needle, blocking wires and pins, tapestry needle.