The Best Things Shawlette by Dami M. Almon
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The Best Things Shawlette

December 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
500 yards (457 m)
One size that is variable depending on how many repeats you complete | Sample is 51” / 129.5 cm wide and 20” / 51 cm deep
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The Best Things Shawlette (White Christmas Inspired)


Christmas is a wonderful time of year in the Almon household; every Thanksgiving, we put up our Christmas decorations, have a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner, and watch the 1954 Irving Berlin classic, White Christmas. We’ve watched the movie so many times that renditions of its show-stopping numbers can be heard in the house year-round. This year, we thought we’d show our love for this movie by releasing a four-pattern White Christmas inspired collection.

This shawlette is inspired by “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing” number, where Vera-Ellen and Danny Kaye have a magically romantic dance. Knit in a pink and grey that perfectly match Vera’s and Danny’s outfits, and with an intriguing “spin” stitch spine and knitted-on border, this shawlette is light enough to wear while swirling down the pier of a Florida nightclub.

So get your needles and yarn, and remember that even guys with two left feet come out all right if the girl is sweet! Happy knitting!


This shawlette is knit bottom-up with knitted-on border, and is knit flat.

The knitter needs to be comfortable with the following techniques: knit, purl, knit through the back loop (ktbl), purl through the back loop (ptbl), yarnover (yo), knit 2 together (k2tog), M1R, M1L, M1RP, M1LP, “spinning” stitches (an Estonian technique, similar to a cable), and slipping stitches. You will need two stitch markers and a cable needle (or suitable alternative).

Yarn Notes:

  • You will need two different skeins of fingering weight yarn.
  • Designate them as Colour A and Colour B; Colour A is the main portion of the shawlette and Colour B is the knitted-on border.
  • Sample used approximately 90g of Colour A and 15g of Colour B.

This pattern includes instructions in both written and chart form.

Thank you so much to my amazing test knitters: Andrea (Angeiship), Carolyn (KnittinNana68), Carolyn (craftypw), Jenna (frymeister), Jennifer (Initsox2), and Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)! ❤

Pattern was tech edited by the phenomenal Rachel (porpoise)! ❤


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