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
700 - 810 yards (640 - 741 m)
One Size Fits All
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To learn all about this design, be sure to watch the design overview video.

Main Features

  • incorporates two beautiful lace motifs that are mirrored across the spine

  • a slow knit worked in fingering weight yarn that requires a bit of concentration

  • includes six optional tassels

  • 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

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.

“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 lace shawl with six optional tassels.

The pattern includes 2 PDF download files: one with written instructions, and one with charted instructions. 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!

To learn more about this design collection, be sure to read “Behind the Designs: Guiding Principles Collection.” For color inspiration & suggestions as well as alternative & affordable yarn recommendations, check out “Patience Shawl: Color Inspiration!”

One Size Fits Most

Width: 60 in / 152 cm
Depth: 30 in / 76 cm

700 yds / 640 m, 155 grams Fingering Weight Yarn (plus an optional 110 yds / 100 m, 25 grams for tassels)

Designed using Tippy Trees Yarns yarn in the Branches colorway on the Sparkle Sock base.

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

US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge, minimum 32 in / 80 cm long
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. All lace techniques include linked video tutorials, but I recommend that you feel confident in your knitting before working this pattern.

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

This pattern was updated Oct. 8, 2020 to include an updated layout, charted instructions, linked video tutorials, and more.

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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