Easy Street Shawl by Jem Arrowsmith

Easy Street Shawl

September 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
400 - 440 yards (366 - 402 m)
One size fits all
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It’s always nice to kick back and forget about the stresses of modern-day life once in a while. And what better way to relax then with a nice, simple knitting pattern. The Easy Street asymmetrical shawl is a fun-to-work one skein shawl pattern that uses just knit stitches (it’s true!) and will make the most of a skein of 4ply yarn, you just keep going until you run out.

There are instructions for 2 different versions of the shawl: You can wither work it as a 4 row repeat pattern, or an 8 row repeat pattern (as shown in the photo above)

Either way the resulting shawl is reversible, light and lacy, and the magic lies in the fact that there are no complicated lace stitches to learn, just a simple wrapped stitch otherwise known as long garter stitch! It works beautifully with variegated, colourful sock weight yarn and the pattern is easy to remember making it perfect for TV or travel knitting.

A tutorial on how to work the long garter stitch can be found by visiting https://www.undertheolivetreeknits.com/stitch-tutorials.html

Stitches Used Sl1 wyif, knit, k2tog, kfb, Long Garter Stitch

Sizes: One size


The finished blocked items will vary in size but from the pattern pictures given the sizes are:

Version 1 – 88” (225cm) wingspan and 29” (74cm) depth at the longest part
Version 2 – 80” (205cm) wingspan and 23” (58cm) depth at the longest part

Version 1 will produce a bigger shawl due to the extra rows of dropped sts.


• 1 x 3.5oz / 100g, 440 yd / 400m skein of sockweight or 4ply yarn. The yarn used in the patterns are:
o Version 1 – Blue – Under the Olive Tree 4 ply 100% superwash merino in the Marty had a Party colourway
o Version 2 – Brown - Under the Olive Tree 4 ply 100% superwash merino in the Paper Tiger colourway
• 1 x US size 5 (3.75mm) 31.5 - 39” (80 - 100cm) circular needle
• 1 removable stitch marker


22 stitches and 33 rows to 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch after blocking

A YouTube tutorial on how to work the long garter stitch is included in the pattern.