Easy Guy Shawl by Nick Davis

Easy Guy Shawl

March 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, lightly blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
792 - 880 yards (724 - 805 m)
One size: overall wingspan is 67"/1.7m; depth is 29"/73cm—but it’s easy to customize.
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Easy Guy Shawl is a striped triangle shawl, knit from the top down. It’s designed to show off a gradient or multicolored yarn against a contrasting solid or tonal shade.

The sample shown is knit in Cascade Heritage Wave for the gradient-stripe effect, with Malabrigo Yarn Sock in Solis as a tonal/solid contrast color.

Easy Guy is an easy project, with just a couple of lines of instructions to keep in mind once you’re underway. But it does have a few interesting details, including a bias-knit triangle beginning and two types of increases.


  • MC: 100g/440yds or 1 skein Cascade Heritage Wave in Plume (501); CC: 80g/352yds Malabrigo Yarn Sock in Solis (809), or similar yarns to substitute
  • 1 48”circular needle in US4-5/3.5-3.75mm, or size needed for gauge.
  • Removable stitch markers, if desired
  • Tapestry needle for weaving ends

Gauge is 21 sts and 42 rows in 4”/10cm in blocked garter stitch, worked flat. Please be sure to check your gauge.