Atmen by Shannon Cook


May 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in Slipped Stitch Rib
US 7 - 4.5 mm
870 yards (796 m)
One Size
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A slipped stitch rib pattern and color changes make this an engaging yet meditative knit. The all-over ribbing creates a shawl that is cozy, springy and substantial. Add an openwork border and you’ve got all the components of a knitting project you can lose yourself in at the end of a stressful day. The finished shawl is a stylish, easy-to-wear accessory perfect for wrapping yourself up in all year round.

Try it with ombré, speckles, brights or pastels - whatever the combo just have fun with it! Pick a fave Netflix show to binge, cast on, relax, and get knitflixing.

I hope you all love this shawl as much as I do and find yourself letting go and taking a deep long breath while you enjoy knitting its meditative stitches. Atmen means breathe in German and this shawl holds a very special place in my heart. To read more about the story behind Atmen pop by the blog HERE.

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Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% Wool, 145yds/133m per 50g skein), DK

  • 3 skeins of MC, OR approx 435yds/399m of DK weight yarn, shown in colorway Thaw
  • 2 skeins of CC #1, OR approx 290yds/266m of DK weight yarn, shown in colorway Morandi
  • 1 skein of CC #2, OR approx 145yds/133m of DK weight yarn, shown in colorway Nightfall

25 sts and 21 rows = 4in/10cm in Slipped Stitch Rib (given in pattern)

US 7/4.5mm - long circular recommended


  • Crochet Hook (similar size as needle used)
  • Small amount of contrast yarn for cast-on
  • Stitch Markers - 4
  • Removable stitch marker
  • Blocking wires optional
  • Blocking pins
  • Yarn needle

Wingspan approx 71in/180cm (from tip to tip) and 29.5in/75cm deep after blocking.

ATMEN is fully written and includes a schematic, pattern stitch counts and a chart. It has been professionally tech edited and also thoroughly tested.