Krobus by Sylvia McFadden


April 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in Garter knit in the round and blocked.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1700 - 1760 yards (1554 - 1609 m)
80.5" (204cm) measured diagonally along the spine. 52" (132cm) measured along the width of the shawl.
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My birthday sale is coming up on May 2nd 2020! Everything will be 31% off (since I am turning 31 damn years old!). Since I’m publishing this pattern so close to that sale date I’m going to have Krobus on sale for 31% off from now (April 28th) to the end of May 2nd! Just use the code “Birthday” at checkout!

So yes, this pattern is 100% named after the adorable shadow human in Stardew Valley :)

I’ve been leaning hard into video games since quarantine started. This is the best way I’ve found to keep myself entertained and happy during such a hard time.

Stardew Valley is one of my all-time favourite games! A way to homestead while stuck in the city. And Krobus is 100% my favourite character. His cute pixel-iness and his adorable quirky things he says are just delightful.

Krobus (the shawl) is a lovely big square shawl worked in the round! It feels like it would be something that Krobus (the shadow human) would wear! I knew I really wanted a big lovely soft (and not to hot) square pattern to wear with my jean jackets. I wanted it to be able to fold and layer up without overheating me and I wanted it to match my almost entirely black wardrobe. BAM It turned out perfectly!

It’s a lot of knitting but it was worth it for how versatile square shawls are! And let’s be honest - many of us have a lot of time on our hands right now.


11 skeins of Quince and Co’s Willet base in colourway “Abyss” or approximately 1760 yards (1609 metres) of sport weight yarn.


4mm (US 6)* knitting needles in whichever way you prefer to knit a small circumference (magic loop, double pointed knitting needles)

4mm (US 6)* circular needles in at least a 32” (80cm) cord.

Optional: another set of 4mm (US 6)* circular needles in a longer length of cord.

Or whatever size needles it takes you to get gauge.


7 regular stitch markers.
1 fancy or different stitch marker to mark BOR.
Whichever tools you prefer to weave in
ends, and whichever tools you prefer to
block your shawls.


14 stitches and 23 rows = 4” (10cm) square knit flat in pattern and blocked.


80.5” (204cm) measured diagonally along the spine (well, one of the spines).

52” (132cm) measured along the width of the shawl.


K - Knit (K2 = Knit 2 stitches)
P - Purl (P2 = Purl 2 stitches)
YO - Yarn Over
sts - Stitches
M - Marker
PM - Place Marker
SM - Slip Marker
BOR - Beginning of Round