Swale Shawl knitting pattern: A5 print pattern

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Swale Shawl knitting pattern: A5 print pattern

A5 printed pattern for Swale; print patterns come with a complimentary free pdf download code.

About the pattern

Swale by Karie Westermann: Designed to be the ultimate comfort knit, the Swale hap is knitted almost entirely in soothing garter stitch using two colours of the irresistible Whitfell DK. The simplicity of the design will delight beginner knitters curious about the hap construction; more experienced knitters will love how quickly the pattern works up. The surprisingly simple garter stitch lace edging adds a touch of sophistication to the pattern. This beautiful shawl is a brilliant multi-season knit as well; it’s cosy to snuggle around your neck in the winter, and provides a great single layer in place of a cardigan on cool summer evenings.


Eden Cottage Yarns Whitfell DK (DK; 100% baby Alpaca; 100m / 109yds per 50g ball) 
MC shade: Dogwood ; 5 x 50g balls 
CC shade: Ebony; 1 x 50g ball

Needles and Accessories

5mm (US 8) circular needle, 80cm (32in) length (or the size needed to obtain the correct gauge)

Note: the shawl is knitted flat, but circular needles are recommended due to the number of stitches you will be picking up.

One stitch marker (to mark RS)


One size 
200cm (78.75in) wingspan x 80cm (31.5in) depth


15 sts and 20 rows to 10cm (4in) over garter stitch on 5mm needles after blocking. 
Note: Adjust needle size if necessary to match gauge.

Pattern Notes

This pattern uses the traditional hap shawl construction. You start by knitting a triangle with loops at the side edges. You then cast off the top of triangle (keeping one stitch on your needle) and pick up the loops from the side edges. The lace edging is knitted on sideways.