Superpowers Shawl by Kristine Beeson

Superpowers Shawl

July 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
900 - 1100 yards (823 - 1006 m)
one size
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Use your knitting super-skills to costume the super heroine inside! The Superpowers Shawl is a crescent shawl knit in multiple directions. It combines a variety of skills into a shawl that drapes nicely over your shoulders and MAY give you superpowers while knitting*.

Start with striped short row wedges, move onto a textured i-cord, and then knit on a border with lace, cables, and beads. Like a comic book, each of these sections is a volume of the backstory to your disguise!

You’ll need 2 1/2 skeins of yarn, and there is a color story page with ideas for picking the scheme for your ensemble. You can also add beads to the edge for extra flare!

  • 2 skeins of 425 yards fingering weight yarn.
  • 1 skein of 250 yards fingering weight yarn for accents.
  • 600 size 6/0 beads (optional).

The pattern has written instructions and the charts use stitch maps for the cable and lace border. Visit for more information on charts that work great for displaying increases in lace in this pattern.

Be Costume Ready: pick up your shield, grab your bow and arrows, and/or slip into something that can show off your moves!

*superhero powers not guaranteed. your mileage may vary!