Snowflake Shawl ... a 46" circle shawl

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Snowflake Shawl ... a 46" circle shawl Pattern


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Knitting: Snowflake Shawl ... a 46' circle shawl
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • working with dpns and then circs
  • understanding of k2tog, ssk, yo, etc

Pattern Description:

Knit from the center-out, all in one piece, this stunning shawl is worked up with 600 yds of 100% cashmere in a heavy-fingering weight.

Directions are charted and round-by-round for this wonderful, cozy circle shawl which is as fun to knit as it is comforting to wear.

stitch markers are highly recommended to separate the repeats - the directions will give you number of sts at certain points within each repeat
blocking this shawl is critical to the full "bloom" of the pattern you've worked so hard to create; blocking wires, pins and boards are highly recommended
this shawl would also be stunning in a merino wool, alpaca or other pure animal fiber


20sts x 28rnds = 4" stockinette in the round


  • approx 600 yards heavy-fingering weight cashmere (or other pure animal fiber with a slight halo) -- sample used 3 skeins of Spring Gate Farm's 100% cashmere
  • US #8 dpns
  • US #8 circs
  • stitch markers -- 8 (one different to denote beginning of round)

Suggested yarn:

600 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Spring Gate Farms 100% cashmere


natural white

About Designer

About Designer

Mary G knits on

Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy yarns back then. Knitting and designing were my constant activities throughout undergrad, grad school and family life until, in 1997, I finally went professional and established By Hand, With Heart ... ...

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