Patience Shawl by Snickerdoodle Knits

Patience Shawl

January 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
635 - 745 yards (581 - 681 m)
One Size Fits All
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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. Don’t forget to join the Guiding Principles KAL through March 31st, 2020!

“Patience is a virtue,” we’ve all heard it a million times. If only it were as easy to practice as it is to say! Beginning a new year, we know that many of our goals will take longer to achieve than we’d like to think. Or, we get partway into the year and realize we had unrealistic expectations. But don’t let that stop you! Continue to take each step – with patience – and pay attention to details so a little mistake doesn’t set you farther back.

The Patience Shawl references meticulous parts of life that slow us down when we are racing at full-speed. The lace motifs encourage the knitter to slow down, enjoy the details, and press forward with patience, and the result is a gorgeous triangular shawl with six optional tassels.

This pattern includes written instructions only. Stitch counts are provided in parentheses at the end of each stitch count change, and an indication of right side/wrong side is provided in parentheses at the beginning of each row.

This design was created as a collaboration with Tippy Tree Yarns. If you have the means, I highly recommend checking out their amazing colorway options!

One Size Fits Most

Finished Width: 60 inches/152 centimeters
Finished Depth: 30 inches/76 centimeters

635 yards/145 grams of Fingering Weight Yarn (plus an optional 110 yards/25 grams for tassels)

Designed using Tippy Trees Yarns yarn in the Branches colorway on the Sparkle Sock colorway. For color ideas, be sure to visit my Patience Shawl Color Inspiration blog post!

(Alternative Yarn Suggestions: Knit Picks Comfy Fingering, Knit Picks Palette, Knit Picks Stroll Sock, Premier Yarns Serenity Sock, and Premier Yarns Wool-Free Sock)

20 stitches, 40 rows = 4 inches/10 centimeters in garter stitch
24 stitches, 38 rows = 4 inches/10 centimeters in floral mesh stitch
27 stitches, 32 rows = 4 inches/10 centimeters in traveling vine stitch

Note: the gauge is not crucial to the success of the pattern, and your blocking can drastically change the gauge/dimensions of your knit.

US 1.5 / 2.5 mm knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge), long enough to hold a shawl
Darning needle
(4) stitch markers
Progress keeper, optional

This shawl includes a couple of lace motifs that are simple in technique once you’ve tried them, but they do require attention in knitting. They include SSK, KSP, S2KP2, and other similar stitches.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters!

If you do not have the means to afford a paid-for pattern, please send me a message. For more information regarding my desire to make my patterns accessible, you may look at my designer profile.

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! Feel free to message me or contact me on social media with your questions and feedback.

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