Sunburst, a knitted shawl PDF pattern

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Sunburst, a knitted shawl PDF pattern Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting
  • Purling
  • SSK
  • YO
  • K2tog

Pattern Description:

A Crescent Shaped Shawl featuring a "Sunburst" Motif Edging
I have loved this stitch pattern for years and wanted to design something that featured it. A friend thought it looked like a series of sunbursts, and the name was born.
It drapes perfectly over the shoulders and stays put, or it can be worn scarf style. I have even crossed it in the front and tied it in the back.
This engaging knit starts with the edging, only fourteen rows complete the sunburst pattern. A simple short row (no wraps) is repeated for the body of the shawl to create the graceful shaping. The I-cord bind off is used to compliment the cast on edge.
Included in the pattern are photos, a complete list of abbreviations, and a stitch glossary.
Skill level: intermediate.


Gauge: 18 sts and 28 rows = 4in/10cm in stockinette stitch with US 7/4.5mm needles
This is knit at a looser gauge than recommended on the label, which is 20-22 sts = 4in/10cm
Correct gauge is not critical for this project, but your final measurements and yardage requirements may vary if your gauge is different or if you use a different weight yarn.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 84in wide, 17in deep


  • 675yds of DK weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • 32in - 40in US 7/4.5mm circular needle
  • 39 stitch markers
  • 1 single US 7/4.5mm double-pointed needle

Suggested yarn:

675 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelintosh Tosh DK



About Designer

About Designer

Sarahmontie on

My design philosophy: My designs are a mixture of traditional and non-traditional elements. My patterns are easy to read and are often based on simple shapes and techniques that minimize complicated finishing. The majority of my patterns are accessories so sizing is often not critical. My love of texture and color shows up in my ability to mix yarns and to match yarns to particular styles.

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