Gratitude Shawl by Snickerdoodle Knits

Gratitude Shawl

November 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 7 - 4.5 mm
550 - 650 yards (503 - 594 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

  • crescent shape shawl worked flat using sport weight yarn

  • uses three different lace motifs, varying from easily memorized to requiring more attention

  • tells the story of many things we can be grateful for in our own lives

  • 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

The Gratitude Shawl is a simple but gorgeous crescent shawl containing three basic lace motifs and some garter. The pattern is engaging but not complex.

I designed the Gratitude Shawl with Thanksgiving in mind, to evoke the feelings of peaceful, calming contentment that come when I think of the things I am grateful for. The pattern motifs remind me of experiences that I am thankful for: situations that open my mind; paths that don’t go as planned; heart-enlarging experiences; and simple, everyday life. I expect these are things we can all relate to and be thankful for, and I hope that, as you knit this shawl, you will take time to reflect on experiences you are grateful for in your life.

This shawl would look gorgeous in speckled or tonal yarn. It would be beautiful as a one-color or two-color shawl, or with each section in a different color. Learn more about the design inspiration behind this shawl in my Behind the Design: Gratitude Shawl blog post! For color combination and yarn suggestions, check out my Gratitude Shawl: Yarn & Color Recommendations blog post!

This pattern includes both written and charted instructions in one PDF file, but the pattern makes it easy to print only the instructions that you will use.

One Size Fits All

Finished Width: 74 in /188 cm
Finished Depth: 22 in /56 cm

350 yards/100 grams Sport Weight for MC
260 yards/75 grams Sport Weight for CC

Designed using Plymouth Reserve Yarn in Reserve Sport and Reserve Sport Solid. Shown in Fig and Grey Mix.

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

US 7 / 4.5 mm circular needles, minimum 32 in / 80 cm long
Darning needle

This pattern uses simple lace motif patterns that are repeated multiple times. It is a great shawl design for an adventurous beginner wanting to try some lace patterns. The specific techniques in this pattern include KFB, K2tog, SK2P, SSK, and YO. The pattern includes linked video tutorials to all of the techniques used in the pattern. Don’t let the lace scare you!

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters and my tech editor for this pattern, Jekaterina Dmitrijeva.

What the test knitters had to say about the pattern:

“very much liked the design, I think this is my favorite so far! I absolutely love this one!”

This pattern was updated Sep. 29, 2020 to include charted instructions, updated layout, linked tutorials, a blocking diagram, and more!

This pattern was edited September 2, 2021, to correct the yarn weight. This design uses sport weight yarn, not fingering.


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! My contact information is included in the pattern.

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