Casual Delft Shawl by Petra Breakstone

Casual Delft Shawl

October 2020
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Light Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch with 2 strands of yarn held together
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1480 yards (1353 m)
A generous 84” long and 29” at its deepest when knitted to gauge
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The New Casual Delft shawl

The shawl is both, down to earth and stylish, plus a definite delight to knit. The colors here remind one of a the famous blue and white Delft Porcelains, which inspired the name, although it has much more of a casual charm.

Knitted sideways with increases to the middle lace portion and decreases to the other ends tip. The yarns used here are special cakes that make the marling/blending extremely easy with no extra bulk added.

The size is a generous 84” long and 29” at its deepest, perfect to wrapping yourself up in this fall…

The pattern is written and also has two charts.

Textured yarn cakes in 3 coordinating colors, 2 cakes each (6 cakes in total) in thick and thin textures held double throughout.
250 yards each in a 30% Linen / 70% Cotton blend yarn. The cakes are perfect for the marling/blending part as they add no extra bulk.
Knit kits are available at

Alternatively use a DK yarn about 250 yards in 3 colors and two light fingering weights for Part 2 about 70 yards each.

Notions needed:
US size 6 (4 mm) circular needle 40” (102 cm) in length
8 Stitch markers
Darning needle or crochet hook for finishing.

Gauge: I am a loose knitter, you may not be and may require to go up a needles size or even two to get the size as mentioned.
With 2 strands held together or DK weight.
20 sts and 24 rows in 4” in Garter stitch with the Speckled yarn cakes.
16 sts and 24 rows in 4” in stockinette stitch in all other yarn cakes.

Techniques used Knitting flat, increases, decreases, lace, slipping stitches, marling/blending two colors, binding off.

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

If you have any questions, feel free to message me. I will be happy to help~ Happy knitting!

10/18/2020: An updated PDF has been send, as a ( was out of place.
Part 2, Round 5: K2, (K4, YO, SK2P, YO, K3, YO, SSK, sl m) rep to last 2 sts, K2.
Unfortunately if you downloaded the free PDF, the update couldn’t be send to you. My apologies!

An updated PDF has been send on 11/2/2020
In Part 4
Next: Purl one row (was deleted).