Endurance Shawl by Snickerdoodle Knits

Endurance Shawl

January 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Garter
US 9 - 5.5 mm
600 - 700 yards (549 - 640 m)
One Size Fits All
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To learn all about this pattern, be sure to watch the design overview video.

Main Features

  • simple garter stitch worked flat, making for a mindless knit for experienced knitters + a great knit for beginner knitters

  • easy to customize in size and color scheme by working more or less repeats in each section

  • creates a cozy and squishy shawl that is easy to style

  • quick, fun knit using DK weight yarn

  • includes linked video tutorials for the techniques used within the pattern

  • includes written and charted instructions that have been test knit and professionally tech edited

  • includes a blog post with alternate yarn and color recommendations

This shawl design is one of four shawls in the Guiding Principles Collection, which addresses the aspirations that we have for the new year as well as the characteristics we will need to possess throughout the year in order to achieve these aspirations.

Optimism and excitement accompany the freshness of the new year, but these emotions quickly dissipate as the days grow monotonous again. To follow through with our goals for the year, endurance is a necessary characteristic in the simple, ordinary days. Often, the “ordinary days” feel monotonous, boring, and maybe even tiring. Most days aren’t filled with great adventures, new achievements, or exotic experiences, but there is much to be found in these days: small beauties, joy, and laughter. And, each day adds up to fulfill goals and dreams.

The Endurance Shawl represents the monotony of everyday life. Knitting garter is very basic – and perhaps boring – but finding the beauty in this pattern is all about the colors that you choose and the simplicity of garter. Remember, every stitch is adding up to create something you’ll love! And unlike life, you can just sit back and visit with friends, watch your kids play, or travel as this shawl works up quickly! If you find that you’re getting bored, just change the colors again. This design is extremely customizable in size, color order, and length.

This pattern includes written instructions only, due to the simplicity of the pattern.

This design was created as a collaboration with Leading Men Fiber Arts. If you have the means, I highly recommend checking out their amazing colorway options and their squishy DK base!

To learn more about this design collection, be sure to read “Behind the Designs: Guiding Principles Collection.” For color inspiration & suggestions as well as alternative & affordable yarn recommendations, check out “Endurance Shawl: Color Inspiration!”

One Size Fits Most

Finished Width: 44 in / 112 cm
Finished Length: 44 in /112 cm

It is easy to modify the number of repeats you work in the pattern.

650 yards/300 grams of DK Weight Yarn (3 colors total, 217 yards/100 grams per color)

Designed using Leading Men Fiber Arts yarn, colors Midnight Rendezvous, Orchard Slope, and Raspberry Parfait in the Dramaturg base.

16 stitches, 28 rows = 4 in /10 cm in garter stitch

US 9 / 5.5 mm (or size to obtain gauge) circular needles, minimum 32 in / 80 cm long
Darning needle
Progress keeper, optional

This pattern uses very simple stitches and is a great pattern for a beginner knitter. All techniques used in the pattern include linked video tutorials.


I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters and my tech editor for this pattern, Joanna / Precision TE.

What the test knitters had to say about the pattern:

“I love the pattern”
“The pattern has been really easy to follow.”

This pattern was updated Oct. 1, 2020 to include an updated layout, linked video tutorials, and more.

Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link my pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!

I am happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the pattern. My contact information is included in the pattern.

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