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Peckish Shawl

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Peckish Shawl
Peckish Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • pick up stitches along the edge of a garter tab
  • do directional increases (m1L and m1R)
  • do a cable cast on
  • wrap and turn for short rows

Pattern Description:

This shawl is the perfect thing when you want something a little more exciting than plain garter stitch (but not too much of a challenge) and something warm without having to commit to a whole sweater.

Worked from the top down, beginning with a garter tab, this shawl features stripes incorporating short rows using wrap and turn (w&t). Because of the nature of garter stitch, however, wraps blend in easily and do not need to be picked up on subsequent rows. Because of the way the stripes alternate, it is easy to make the shawl larger or smaller to accommodate your yarn supply. The bottom edge of the shawl is finished with a picot bind off.


19 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch, gently blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • approximately 60 in./152.5 cm wide at top edge and 25 in./63.5 cm deep at center


  • 405 yards/370 meters in each of two colors of fingering weight sock yarn
  • US 5/3.75 mm circular needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Four (4) stitch markers
  • Yarn needle (to weave in ends)

Suggested yarn:

810 yards of Fingering weight

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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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