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Incremental Growth shawl

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Incremental Growth shawl
Incremental Growth shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • provisional cast on
  • pick up stitches along a garter edge
  • knit and purl
  • directional increases (m1L and m1R)
  • cable cast on

Pattern Description:

The companion shawl to Diminishing Returns, Incremental Growth uses the simple textures of stockinette and garter stitch to show off the beauty of a single skein of hand-dyed fingering weight yarn.

This shawlette is worked from the top down, starting with a garter tab, and finished with an elegant picot bind off.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited.


18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 in./10 cm in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • approximately 43 in./109 cm wide along top edge and 29 in./48.5 cm deep at center spine


  • Approximately 400-420 yds./366-384 m of fingering weight yarn
  • US 6 (4.0 mm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • 4 stitch markers
  • yarn needle (to weave in ends)

Suggested yarn:

420 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20
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Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized
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About the designer

I learned to knit from my aunt when I was about 7 years old, but it wasn't until 2005 that I got really serious about the sticks and string. I learned to spin in 2008 and began designing in 2011. Now ...

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