Nina Shawl by Phyllis Howe

Nina Shawl

March 2006
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch (St st)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1435 yards (1312 m)
Errata available:

Pattern description from Mason-Dixon Knitting: “Named for Phyllis’s daughter, Nina provides the perfect framework to play with color. the rules are strict: Follow the stripe pattern, don’t forget the checkerboard, and pay attention to how your colors contrast and complement. But beyond that, this handknit can morph from a cotton shawl to a mohair throw to a tweedy wrap.”

Size: 60” x 24” (152.5 cm x 61 cm)


  • Provence by Classic Elite, 3.5 oz (100 g) hanks, each approx 205 yds (185 m), mercerized cotton A: hot pink 2 hanks; B: black 2 hanks; C: celadon 1 hank; D: orange 2 hanks
  • A DK weight wool or wool blend can easily be substituted
  • Size 6 (4 mm) needles or size needed to achieve gauge

Note from Mason-Dixon Knitting: “When cutting yarns, leave sufficient ends to be woven in when shawl is finished.”

This pattern may be found on page 118 of Mason-Dixon Knitting.