Pleat up! by Hanna Maciejewska

Pleat up!

June 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
500 yards (457 m)
one size fits all
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“Pleat Up!” is a triangular shawl knit from side to side on the bias in one piece. It’s simple, classic and clean look is broken up by textural elements while shape-changing worked-in pleats account for the slight curvature at the nape side, making this shawl wrap nicely around the shoulders. Especially cozy when knit from a very soft yarn such as the one used for the pictured sample shawl!

“Pleat up!” was designed in collaboration with Malabrigo Yarn as a part of Malabrigo Quickies.


  • Malabrigo Rastita (100% Merino) 100g/ 310 yards (283 meters), 2 skeins or approx. 500 yards [457 meters] of any DK weight yarn that knits up to gauge.
  • US 6 4 mm 40” (100 cm) circular needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle

One size fits all
Finished measurements: length (outer edge): 63” [160 cm]; depth: 30” [76 cm]

20 sts and 28 rows per 4” [10 cm] in stockinette stitch after blocking – save time by checking the gauge ♥

Gauge is not essential; however, with a different gauge, actual finished measurements and total yardage will change.

Want to make it larger? Check out this project.

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