In a Mood Shawl by Snickerdoodle Knits

In a Mood Shawl

March 2022
Hand Dyed Diva DK
Interlacements Yarn Brawny
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
Small, Medium, and Large Shawls
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If you purchase all three In a Mood patterns (In a Mood Shawl, In a Mood Scarf, and In a Mood Cowl) in the In a Mood Collection, you will receive 15% off all three patterns.


Main Features

  • choose your own adventure style pattern

  • choose your yarn weight, choose the number of colors you use, choose your finished shawl size, and choose which of the 4 stitches you use and when

  • follow the inspiration of where your mood takes you or follow one of 10 design options included in the pattern

  • a fun project that allows you to change your mind mid-knitting without having to set aside one project and picking up another

  • pattern includes recommended gauge, needle size, and yarn quantities for fingering, DK, and aran weight yarns; but it’s very flexible to your needs

  • pattern includes a chart of yarn equivalencies if you’d like to stash dive and hold yarns together

  • 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


In a Mood Shawl is a create-your-own adventure style design. Within the pattern I’ve provided the instructions to work an asymmetrical triangle shawl with four stitch motifs to choose from. You can work each motif as many or as few times as you’d like, and you can switch back and forth between motifs as often as you’d like; you just need to complete the 8-row motif repeat instructions.

Each time you pick up your project, you reflect on what kind of mood you’re in: do you need something mindless, something interesting, or something detailed? Allow your mood to guide you through the shawl. If you’re working with more than one color, allow your mood to choose when you need to change things up and use a different color.

The pattern includes recommended gauges for fingering, DK, and aran weight yarns; required yarn amounts for three shawl sizes in each yarn weight; and ten recommended designs (including the pattern instructions for both of my samples) if you’d like to follow a pattern instead of following your mood. It also includes information on yarn equivalencies if you’re interested in holding yarn together to create a heavier yarn weight.

This pattern is worked flat from the top down. Learn more about the design inspiration, knitting experience, and wearing experience here.

The pattern includes one PDF file with both the written and the charted instructions, but the instructions are kept separate for easy printing.


Small: 30 in/76 cm wide x 15 in/38 cm deep
Medium: 45 in/114 cm wide x 22 in/56 cm deep
Large: 60 in/152 cm wide x 30 in/76 cm deep


Fingering Weight
Recommended Yarn Quantity
Small: 75 g / 300 yd / 275 m
Medium: 100 g / 400 yd / 365 m
Large: 200 g / 800 yd / 732 m

For my fingering weight sample, I used Hand Dyed Diva Sock in Magic Mint and Envy.

Recommended Needle Sizes
3.75 mm (US size 5) & 4.5 mm (US size 7) – or sizes needed to obtain gauge – circular needles, 32” (80 cm) minimum length

DK Weight
Recommended Yarn Quantity
Small: 150 g / 330 yd / 302 m
Medium: 200 g / 440 yd / 402 m
Large: 300 g / 660 yd / 604 m

For my DK weight sample (the main sample), I used Hand Dyed Diva DK in Raven Wing, Swim Up Bar, and Turquoise & Sterling.

Recommended Needle Sizes
5.5 mm (US size 9) & 6.5 mm (US size 10.5) – or sizes needed to obtain gauge – circular needles, 32” (80 cm) minimum length

Aran Weight
Recommended Yarn Quantity
Small: 150 g / 257 yd / 235 m
Medium: 200 g / 343 yd / 314 m
Large: 280 g / 480 yd / 439 m

For my aran weight sample, I used Interlacements Yarns Brawny in Oceans.

Recommended Needle Sizes
8.0 mm (US size 11) & 9.0 mm (US size 13) – or sizes needed to obtain gauge – circular needles, 32” (80 cm) minimum length

This design was created as a collaboration with Hand Dyed Diva. If you have the means, I highly recommend checking out their amazing colorway options! Find color recommendations and alternate yarn suggestions here.

Darning needle
Progress keeper, optional

Since you get to choose which stitches you use, you get to also choose which techniques you use. The In a Mood Shawl includes simple increases, knits, purls, dropping stitches, yarn overs, and SK2P. If you decide to try a technique and don’t love it, you can just skip that stitch motif in your shawl!

All of my patterns include clear, step-by-step instructions and linked video technique tutorials that walk you through the pattern with confidence. I am also available for pattern support if you have questions.

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

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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