Traveling Woman Pattern


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Knitting: Traveling Woman
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase
  • Decrease

Pattern Description:

This new version of Traveling Woman contains instructions for 11 different sizes in 5 yarn weights: lace, fingering, sport, DK, and worsted.

If you wish to do custom sizing, there is a section at the end of the pattern with information and formulas. A special section for adding eyelets to the body of the shawl is included in this pattern.

Perfect for lace beginners, this easy-to-read pattern has over 7,000 projects on Ravelry.

Pattern includes:
Individual instructions for each yarn weight
Written and charted lace instructions
Row-by-row stitch counts for stockinette, Chart A, and Chart B for all sizes
Custom sizing formula
Invisible center spine
Working the body with eyelets (shown in lace version)

All sizing measurements are listed in inches.


Stitches per 1 inch:

Lace US 6 (4.0mm) 6 stitches, 6.5 rows.
Fingering US 6 (4.0mm) 5 stitches, 7.25 rows.
Sport US 7 (4.5 mm) 4.25 stitches, 6.5 rows.
DK US 8 (5.0 mm) 4 stitches, 6 rows.
Worsted US 9 (5.5 mm) 4 stitches, 5 rows.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Lace: Medium- 16 deep, 57 wide; Large- 23.5 deep, 70 wide.
  • Fingering: XSmall- 15 deep, 48 wide; Small- 17 deep, 56 wide; Medium- 18 deep, 58 wide; Large- 24 deep, 75 wide.
  • Sport: XSmall- 14 deep, 50 wide; Small- 16 deep, 54 wide.
  • DK: Large- 24 deep, 72 wide.
  • Worsted: Large- 18.5 deep, 60 wide; XLarge- 20 deep, 62 wide.


  • Lace: Medium- 470 yards; Large- 500 yards. US 6 (4.0mm) needle
  • Fingering: XSmall- 310 yards; Small- 380 yards; Medium- 440 yards; Large- 600 yards. US 6 (4.0 mm) needle
  • Sport: XSmall - 250 yards; Small- 335 yards. US 7 (4.5 mm) needle
  • DK: XLarge- 520 yards. US 8 (5.0 mm) needle
  • Worsted: Large- 390 yards; XLarge- 500 yards. US 9 (5.5 mm) needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers

About Designer

About Designer

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I like to design fashionable knitwear garments and accessories for women. I also teach. I'm best known for my original shawl pattern, Traveling Woman. I try to design each pattern with multiple options so knitters can use a different yarn, gauge, or needle to create the project of their dreams.

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