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Hi! I'm Sarah Wilson, also known as the Sexy Knitter. I started crafting at a very young age and have tried a little bit of almost everything - sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, ...

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Through the Woods Shawl & Shawlette

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Through the Woods Shawl & Shawlette
Through the Woods Shawl & Shawlette
Through the Woods Shawl & Shawlette
Through the Woods Shawl & Shawlette
Through the Woods Shawl & Shawlette
Through the Woods Shawl & Shawlette

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Basic increasing
  • Basic decreasing
  • Making a yarn over
  • Basic cable stitches
  • Folllowing a chart or written instructions

Pattern Description:

This clever kerchief was inspired by Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken". The piece buttons at front and features acorn-like patterning, a cable panel down the center back, and oak and acorn lace edging. The 12-page PDF includes both charts and written instructions for each segment.


22 sts/28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on smaller needles

20 sts/26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Shawlette measures 34 inches wide x 14 inches deep
  • Shawl measures 60 inches wide x 34 inches deep


  • Shawlette: Approximately 80 grams/320 yards fingering weight yarn (Samples shown in Knitted Wit Fingering Weight Superwash Merino in the Two Roads colorway and Sarah Brown Designs 3-ply Addicition in Macaroni & Cheese)
  • Shawl: Approximately 200 grams/800 yards fingering weight yarn (Orange and brown sample shown in The Unique Sheep Luxe in Russet and Sinful) Note that if you are working the shawl in 2 colors, you will need approximately 110 grams for the body and 90 grams for the edging
  • US 6/4 mm needles - straights or 32-inch circular
  • US 4/3.5 mm needles - 32-inch circular
  • One 1 1/2 inch button
  • Cable needle
  • 4 stitch markers
  • Blunt needle
  • Scissors