Betangled Shawlette by Jennifer Weissman

Betangled Shawlette

DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
575 yards (526 m)
61"/155 cm wingspan by 9.5"/24 cm depth at center
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The Betangled Shawlette is a fully reversible, crescent-shaped shawlette featuring two cables curving around a garter-stitch field. It is knitted sideways, from one tip to the other. A short-row section in the center creates triangular wedges in the garter field, shaping the shawlette into a crescent.

This versatile piece can be draped loosely around the shoulders or fastened in place by pulling one of the leafy ends through any cable crossing.

Many thanks to the kind and talented knitters who tested this pattern. Your thoughtful insights were invaluable and much appreciated!

Instructions are fully written, with optional charts.

If you’d like a hat to match, see the Betangled Hat here.
And the Betangled Cowl is available here!


Width: 68”/173 cm with top edge pulled straight; 61”/155 cm when top edge is relaxed
Depth at center: 9.5”/24 cm


21 Stitches and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm square in garter stitch on US 5/3.75 mm needle, blocked.

Gauge is not crucial for this project, but will affect yardage and finished size if different from above.


  • Approximately 575 yds/526 m of DK-weight yarn; shown in Malabrigo Silky Merino in Green Gray
  • US 5/3.75 mm circular or straight needle, or size to obtain gauge
  • Cable needle (a double-pointed needle is recommended for the large cable)
  • 2 Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

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