Hope Shawl by Snickerdoodle Knits

Hope Shawl

January 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
780 - 800 yards (713 - 732 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 knit worked flat using 2-row repeats (yep, even the lace!) that make the shawl easy to customize in length (and to adjust where your garter sections are and how long they are) -- and the pattern includes instructions to tell you how!

  • fun, addicting knit using fingering 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.

At the beginning of a new year, sentiments of hope and opportunity are abounding and overwhelming, manifesting emotions of optimism and enthusiasm. In the midst of this excitement, dreams are created, resolutions are declared, and goals are set. As days pass, hope fades and discouragement settles, hindering the prospect of achievement. To obtain our goals, we must daily foster our hope for the future.

The Hope Shawl captures the essence of hope: its lively but calming, uplifting and freeing characteristics. This design is comprised of open, simple textures that are a joy to knit. I used a beautiful and lively mutli-color yarn to emphasize the lightweight, cheerful characteristics of hope.

When you grow weary of long days and short-comings, let the Hope Shawl remind you of what gives you hope and fills you with enthusiasm.

This design was created as a collaboration with Six and Seven Fiber. If you have the means, I highly recommend checking out their amazing colorway options! 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 “Hope Shawl: Color Inspiration.”

This pattern includes both written and charted instructions in the same PDF, but the instructions are separated so you only have to print what you need.

One Size Fits Most

Width: 80 in / 203 cm
Depth: 21 in / 53 cm

800 yards/730 m; 200 g Fingering Weight Yarn

Designed using Six and Seven Fiber yarn, Morning Glory colorway on the Barley base.

12 stitches, 32 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in garter stitch

US 7 / 4.5 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge, circular needles, minimum 32 in / 80 cm long
Darning needle
(2) stitch markers
Progress keeper, optional

This shawl consists of garter and a very simple lace motif, each of which is a 2-row repeat. This lace pattern is a great starting point for someone who has never knit lace patterns before. The pattern includes linked video tutorials for every technique that is included in the pattern.

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.

This pattern was updated Oct. 3, 2020 to include an updated layout, charted instructions, 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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