Friday 3 December 2010

Graduated Shawl Pattern

After posting photos of my new Graduated Shawl, several people asked me if the pattern was available.  I have gone away and worked my fingers to the bone typing up a reasonable facsimile of a pattern and made it into a PDF.  This PDF is now available on Ravelry and can be downloaded for free.

The reason I made this pattern available for no cost is that it took very little time to write up as it is so simple.  I also stole the original idea from someone else, well the striping bit and the yarn bit anyway, so I don't feel that I have been very original in my design.  The inspiration for this shawl is Oakland Shawl, by Sally Brandl.  The Oakland Shawl is only available in the USA and is not available online.  As I couldn't obtain the pattern, I had to make it up myself, based on photographs, plus some tweaking!

As the pattern was so simple and I did not intend charging for this pattern, I have not had this pattern test knit, so there may be errors and obscure instructions.  If you find anything unclear, please email me at and I'll do my best to help, and to update the PDF so other people don't have the same problem.

I used Kauni Wool Effektgarn for my shawl, which I bought from Scandinavian Knitting Design, but I imagine it would work equally well with other sock yarns with long stripes, such as Noro Kureyon, or Lang Yarns Jawoll Magic.  If you do make this shawl with other yarns or heavier weights, please let me know as I'd love to know how they turn out.

I do love my shawl and I hope that if you make one yourself, you too will enjoy yours, but I warn you the last few rows seem to take forever!

I have also placed a link to this pattern on the right hand side of my blog (you  may need to scroll right down the page) so you can download it, even if you do not use Ravelry.  If you are a knitter and don't use Ravelry, then have a look at it, because you are missing out!


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