ABOUT THE PATTERN
This shawl design is one of four shawls in the New Years Resolutions Shawl Collection, which addresses the aspirations that we have for the new year as well as the characteristics we will need to possess throughout the year in order to achieve these aspirations.
When the future is uncertain, how do you react? When everything turns upside down, how do you feel? Many things throughout the coming year can’t be controlled, good or bad. An instinctive reaction is to stress, to worry, to be anxious, to resort to fear and frustration; but these reactions cause harm and damage our well-being.
The Trust Shawl originates from my desire to trust rather than exercise my anxiety – trust that everything will work out, that good can come out of every situation, and that it is ok to relax. This shawl represents the solid, grounded things that we can depend on – the things that carry weight and won’t be easily moved. I used one solid, deep-toned color and repeated familiar, weighty, structured motifs throughout the shawl. There are no surprises, and you can trust what you’re getting into: just some knits and purls. It is designed as a ¾ shawl, representative of a big hug that you can trust on for comfort and coziness.
This pattern includes written instructions only. Stitch counts are provided in parentheses at the end of each stitch count change, and an indication of right side/wrong side is provided in parentheses at the beginning of each row.
This design was created as a collaboration with Native Fibers. If you have the means, I highly recommend checking out their amazing colorway options!
To learn more about this design collection, be sure to read “Behind the Designs: Guiding Principles Collection.” For color inspiration & suggestions as well as alternative & affordable yarn recommendations, check out “Trust Shawl: Color Inspiration!”
One Size Fits Most
Finished Width: 39 inches/99 centimeters
Finished Depth at Center: 19 inches/48 centimeters
Finished Length: 38 inches/97 centimeters
740 yards/300 grams of Fingering Weight Yarn
(Alternative Yarn Suggestions: Knit Picks Swish DK, Knit Picks City Tweed DK, Knit Picks Gloss DK, Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud DK, Wendy Love It DK, and Schachenmayr Bravo)
15 stitches, 26 rows = 4 inches/10 centimeters in stockinette stitch
Note: the gauge is not crucial to the success of the pattern, and your blocking can drastically change the gauge/dimensions of your knit.
US 5 / 3.75 mm knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge), long enough to hold a shawl
(6) Stitch markers
Progress keeper, optional
This pattern uses very simplistic stitches. The majority of the shawl is comprised of knits and purls, but it does include a garter tab cast-on and M1 stitches. This is a great pattern for a beginner knitter.
I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters!
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Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link my pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!
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