Millie Margaret Shawl- Worsted by Jennifer Lassonde

Millie Margaret Shawl- Worsted

both are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch (stretched and blocked)
US 10 - 6.0 mm
520 - 575 yards (475 - 526 m)
95 in / 241 cm wide | 15 in / 38 cm deep at center.
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for $7.00 USD buy it now

Self-striping sock yarn and sideways knit shawls are two of my favorite things in knitting; this shawl brings them together in one fun to knit project, and easy to wear design. You cast on at one edge, sail through in garter stitch self-striping with some basic increases until you get to the center where this simple threaded rib pattern creates a beautiful focus before you go back to your self-striping yarn and whoosh to the finish!

Pairs beautifully with my Glass Ceiling Hat pattern.

This pattern has been tech edited & test knit so you can knit on with confidence, but if you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to message me. Pattern also contains a link to a video tutorial that shows how to do the slipped stitch technique used in this pattern.

Size & Gauge

  • 95 in / 241 cm wide | 15 in / 38 cm deep at center.
  • Center panel is 15 in / 38 cm wide. Each wing is 40 in / 101.5 cm.
  • Gauge: is important for this project. Please swatch before casting on. 14 stitches & 20 rows over 4 in / 10 cm in garter after blocking, lying flat to dry. Not stretching or pinning.


  • Yarn: Fingering Weight Worsted in 2 colors (see notes above about switching up yarns if you don’t have/don’t want to work with self-striping)

  • Color A: used 2 skeins: 186 grams. 405 yards / 370 meters. (self-striping in sample: Felici Worsted in Chelsea Colorway)

  • Color B: used 1 skein: 88 grams, approximately 130 yards / 119 meters. (contrasting yarn in center of sample: Knit Picks Twill Worsted in Sea Salt Heather)

  • Needles: US 10 / 6.0 mm, 24 in / 60 cm circular, or your preferred needles for knitting flat.

  • Notions: 2 stitch markers, locking stitch marker (optional) to mark right side, blocking pins, blocking wires (optional), tapestry needle to weave in ends.

About the Name
Millie (my 9 year old niece) is the youngest of her siblings and was the element of pure delight that we didn’t notice was missing from her family until she came along and made them complete. Millie is full cheer and smiles. She’s constantly ready for a hug and always wants that squeeze to last just a bit longer. She’s ready to welcome friends and strangers alike, ready to learn and grow and bring joy into this world. Millie is named after her great-great-aunt, Carmela Natale (who went by Milly), a beautiful, strong Italian American woman who brought much happiness to our entire family. Milly & Millie are both ladies who brought and bring much happiness to this world, and it’s fitting that this pattern is knit primarily in Knit Picks Felici-- felici being the plural for “happy” in Italian.  I hope you’ll find this shawl named for her as delightful and happy as little Millie herself.