New Oaklet Shawl by Megan Goodacre

New Oaklet Shawl

November 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette, after lace blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
462 yards (422 m)

My free pattern, the Oaklet Shawl, pattern has been so popular that it inspired me to make a guide to making top-down triangular shawls. They have become one of my favourite types of knitting projects; I mean, who doesn’t love a knitting pattern that starts with “cast on 3 stitches”?

Due to the popularity of Oaklet and the enthusiastic questions I’ve received about how to knit top-down triangular shawls, I made a 16 page booklet that walks you through all of the ins and outs of triangular shawls.

In the booklet, you’ll receive 2 patterns

The New Oaklet Shawl pattern in the booklet is a larger and slightly more sophisticated cousin of the original Oaklet.

You’ll also receive illustrated step by step instructions:

  • starting with or without a garter stitch tab
  • how to make a garter stitch tab provisional cast on
  • how to read a knitting chart
  • shaping a top down shawl
  • working a stretchy bind off
  • how to calculate yarn requirements
  • charts to designing your own shawl
  • how to wet blocking

The finished New Oaklet Shawl measures 46” wide by 23” tall (117 cm by 58 cm)