Carrick Bend Shawl by Kino Knits

Carrick Bend Shawl

June 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette knit flat, blocked
US 9 - 5.5 mm
292 - 716 yards (267 - 655 m)
Size varies with flexible yardage, but standard sizes are S: 45"/114 cm wingspan, 10"/25 cm depth; M: 53"/135 cm wingspan, 15"/33 cm depth; L: 69"/175 cm wingspan, 18.5"/47 cm depth
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Like fairly mindless knitting for big impact? The Carrick Bend Shawl lets you accessorize your accessory with a little Celtic flair. Starting with a small garter-stitch tab and growing with increases on the edges, the main body of the shawl grows into a classic crescent shape with just enough garter to keep you interested and emphasize your progress. It’s the perfect pattern to show off a crazy dye job, complimented with a pop-color picot bind-off. But the real star of the show is the shawl’s closure, formed by tying a 4-stitch I-cord into a classic Carrick Bend mat Celtic knot. The knot is sewn onto one end of the shawl and has a hidden button on the back to fasten the shawl closed. Go for shawlette, shawl, or shlankette, as this pattern is easily adaptable to just about any yardage!

Garter tab cast on, simple increases, and picot bind-off. Embellishment requires I-Cord and knot-tying (video tutorial available on the Kino Knits YouTube channel here).

Worsted weight yarn: 1, 2, or 3 100-g skeins in main color + 75 yards contrast color.

Sample shown in Dragon Hoard Yarn Storyteller (100% merino, 217 yards/198 m per 100 g/3.5 oz). Sample shown in Size Large in Come Alive (main color) and Dirty Raspberry (contrast color)


  • S: 45”/114 cm wingspan, 10”/25 cm depth, 217 yds/198 m MC (1 skein); 75 yds/69 m CC
  • M: 53”/135 cm wingspan, 15”/33 cm depth, 434 yds/396 m MC (2 skeins); 75 yds/69 m CC
  • L: 69”/175 cm wingspan, 18.5”/47 cm depth, 651 yds/595 m MC (3 skeins); 75 yds/69 m CC

US 9 (5.5-mm) needles to knit flat, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Tools and Notions:

  • I-Cord knitting machine OR 2 US 9 (5.5 mm) DPNs
  • 2 stitch markers (at least 1 should be locking)
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • 1 1”/2.5 cm button

Blocked Gauge (wet blocked, dried flat, no stretching):
15 stitches and 26 rows per 4”/10 cm in stockinette

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