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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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. Don’t forget to join the Guiding Principles KAL through March 31st, 2020!

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 sit back and visit with friends, watch your kids play, or travel as this shawl works up like quick magic! 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. Stitch counts are provided in parentheses at the end of each section.

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!

One Size Fits Most

Finished Width: 44 inches/112 centimeters
Finished Length: 44 inches/112 centimeters

It is easy to modify the length of this pattern.

650 yards/300 grams of DK Weight Yarn (about 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. For color inspiration, visit my Endurance Shawl Color Inspiration blog post!

(Alternative yarn suggestions: Cascade Yarns North Shore, Cabin Fever Cotton Tweed DK, Sirdar No. 1 DK, and Loops and Threads Impeccable)

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

Note: the gauge is not crucial to the success of the pattern, and your blocking can drastically change the gauge/dimensions of your knit.

US 9 / 5.5 mm knitting needles (or size to obtain gauge), long enough to hold a shawl
Darning needle
Progress keeper, optional

This pattern uses very simple stitches and is beginner friendly.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters!

If you do not have the means to afford a paid-for pattern, please send me a message. For more information regarding my desire to make my patterns accessible, you may look at my designer profile.

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! Feel free to message me or contact me on social media with your questions and feedback.

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