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Manhattan Bridge Shawl

from Natalie Servant Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Manhattan Bridge Shawl
Manhattan Bridge Shawl Manhattan Bridge (c) Jeremy Vyls
Manhattan Bridge Shawl
Manhattan Bridge Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • decrease

Pattern Description:

This reversible shawl starts at the bottom edge with a double knit motif inspired by the Manhattan Bridge. The rest of the shawl is worked in garter stitch that quickly decreases to give a V-shape that sits comfortably on your back.

The pattern is written for fingering to DK weight yarn. The size of the shawl remains the same. The number of stitches depends on the gauge with your particular yarn.

Detailed instructions for a gauge swatch are included detailing how to work the double knit section.

Yarn Requirements:

Main Color: 450-575yd(411-526m)
Contrast Color: 150-200yd(137-183m)

Main Color: 350-400 yd(320-366m)
Contrast Color: 125-175yd(114-160m)


DK weight: 16 st double knit repeat = 4 inches

Fingering weight: 16 st double knit repeat = 3 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 14" deep, 44" along top edge, 64" along bottom edge


  • two 3.5mm/US4 circular needles for fingering weight (or size for gauge)
  • two 4.5mm/US7 circular needles for DK weight (or size for gauge)
  • DK weight: 350-400yd (320-366m) main color, 125-175yd (114-160m) contrast color
  • Fingering weight: 450-575yd (411-526m) main color, 150-200yd (137-183m) contrast color

You Will Also Need:

  • darning needle
  • stitch markers

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Tosh DK


Baltic & Silver Fox
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About the designer

I'm a lifelong crafter, but settled on knitting in university when I wanted sweaters but couldn't afford to buy them. My first knitting love was lace. I'm sure I'll keep returning to lace, but there ...

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