Snow Melt Shawl by Julia Decker

Snow Melt Shawl

September 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
500 - 800 yards (457 - 732 m)
S | L: Wingspan: 54 in/137 cm | 70 in/ 178 cm Center Depth: 12 in/ 31 cm | 17 in/43 cm
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The Snow Melt Shawl is a beautiful light-weight crescent shawl worked from the center top-down.

This shawl was designed as a companion piece to my Summer Rain Shawl, and incorporates reverse stockinette, twisted stitches, and lace into an original design that dreams of spring.

Pattern is provided in written form, and apart from the cast-on is also fully charted. Video demonstrations are provided for many of the techniques as well.

Finished Size
Wingspan: 54 in/137 cm | 70 in/178 cm
Center Depth: 12 in/31 cm | 17 in/43 cm (measured to lace border tips)

19 sts and 37 rows = 4 in/10 cm, in stockinette stitch after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this shawl but may affect yardage needed to complete the shawl. The pattern uses 484 yards/443 meters | 795 yards/727 meters at gauge.

Since this project is aggressively blocked, the pattern also includes a % Used metric for monitoring yarn usage.

It is highly recommended that you check your personal usage frequently to ensure that the amount of yarn you are consuming is at or below this % Used metric if you are using a yarn of limited yardage.

The pattern does include recommendations for modifications if you are consistently over or under the projected yarn usage.

Recommended Materials

The Blue Brick Niagara Silk Singles or Stratford Silk gradient yarn (75% Superwash Merino / 15% Cashmere / 10% Silk) or Point Pelee Lace gradient yarn (80% Superwash Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon)

Small: Husky 500 yards/460 meters
Large: Mammoth 800 yards/730 meters

However, any fingering or heavy lace weight yarn that blocks well should work well for this pattern.

Sample was knit in the large size using a Stratford Silk Mammoth skein in the Evergreen gradient colorway.

Pattern was test-knit in a variety of fibers, including 100% merino, an acrylic/wool blend, a merino/nylon blend, a merino/cashmere/nylon blend, and a merino/silk blend.

Size US 4/3.5 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge or to create a fabric you love.


  • scissors
  • tapestry needle

Optional Notions

  • another larger crochet hook if using a crocheted provisional cast-on
  • stitch markers may be useful but may need to be rearranged to accommodate increases and decreases.

Techniques Used
knit, purl, twisted knit and purl (worked through the back loop)
Increases: yo, kyok, kyokyok, m1L, m1pR
Decreases: k2tog, ssk, cdd, twisted k2tog and twisted ssk
All stitch definitions are provided in the pattern.

If you’d like to come hang out in my Ravelry group while knitting the shawl (or knitting anything!) I’d love to see what you’re up to!

Pattern has been professionally tech edited and tested.

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