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Westfield, Indiana

Brownie Knits offers whimsical and artsy designs in both knitting and crochet. With 15 years of publishing experience, Brownie Knits focuses on providing well-written patterns that are designed to be ...

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Girlfriends Shawl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Girlfriends Shawl
Girlfriends Shawl
Girlfriends Shawl
Girlfriends Shawl
Girlfriends Shawl
Girlfriends Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Pattern is knitted in garter from side to side and involved simple increasing (yarn overs) and decreasing (knit 2 together). A slip stitch is also included on one side for a smooth edge.

Pattern Description:

This pattern was inspired during a girls knit day at a garden party. The colors of the plants, the promise of spring and summer, and all the hugs from good friends spun together to form the Girlfriends Shawl. Knitted out of a cotton and wool summer blend, it is a great shawl to toss on during cool spring and summer evenings out with your girlfriends.


5.5 sts / 8 rows per inch over garter stitch (pre-blocked)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12 inches x 52 inches fully blocked
  • Because of the garter stitch, this shawl has a LOT of give. You can stretch out the shawl for more length or simply let it drape naturally.


  • 4 skeins of Rowan Summerspun or 524 yards of DK or sport weight yarn
  • You can also create your own yarn by holding to fingering weight yarns together as one working yarn. In this case you need 1048 yards total.
  • US size 6 needle (straights or circulars)
  • OR Size needed to get gauge of 5.5 sts / inch

You Will Also Need:

  • Safety pin
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

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