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I am a knitter by hobby, and my most recent crafty love is designing my own patterns based on my favorite stories: books, movies, video games, the works. :D

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The Smile! Shawl

from Magical Mystery Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : The Smile! Shawl
The Smile! Shawl
The Smile! Shawl
The Smile! Shawl
The Smile! Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • yarnover
  • purl through back loop

Pattern Description:

This flouncy little shawl was directly inspired by Pinkie Pie, the fun-loving, party-throwing, smile-spreading pony from the most recent television incarnation of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The construction is simple: a half-circle in stockinette stitch with stripes every four rows. This is not a pi shawl construction, having increase rows more frequently to prevent puckering of the firmer fabric. The ruffle at the end is meant to stick up and out, so blocking is optional. This is a small shawl (or shawlette) and therefore best fit for children, though it could be enlarged with more increase rows and extra yardage.

You will also need about two dozen pony (pun intended) beads for embellishment. I chose blue and yellow beads, the colors of Pinkie Pie's cutie mark, but you can go wild and, most importantly... HAVE FUN! :D


16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12 inches deep by 30 inches wide


  • US size 10 needles
  • 2 skeins of DK weight yarn, one each in Mane Color and Contrasting Color, 120 yards each

You Will Also Need:

  • About 24 Pony Beads

Suggested yarn:

240 yards of DK weight