Garter Stitch Shawl by Megan Goodacre

Garter Stitch Shawl

November 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, after lace blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
462 yards (422 m)

Some of the nicest stitch patterns are the simplest ones. Here, horizontal bands of garter stitch emphasize the geometry of a simple triangular shawl shawl.

My free pattern, the Oaklet Shawl, pattern has been so popular that it inspired me to make a guide to making top-down triangular shawls. They have become one of my favourite types of knitting projects; I mean, who doesn’t love a knitting pattern that starts with “cast on 3 stitches”?

Due to the popularity of Oaklet and the enthusiastic questions I’ve received about how to knit top-down triangular shawls, I made a 16 page booklet that walks you through all of the ins and outs of triangular shawls.

In the booklet, you’ll receive 2 patterns

The Garter Stitch Ridge shawl pattern in the booklet is a simpler cousin of the original Oaklet with no lace, so is very suitable for beginner knitters.

You’ll also receive illustrated step by step instructions:

  • starting with or without a garter stitch tab
  • how to make a garter stitch tab provisional cast on
  • how to read a knitting chart
  • shaping a top down shawl
  • working a stretchy bind off
  • how to calculate yarn requirements
  • charts to designing your own shawl
  • how to wet blocking

The finished New Oaklet Shawl measures 46” wide by 23” tall (117 cm by 58 cm)

The finished shawl measures 46” wide by 23” tall (117 cm by 58 cm)