Swale by Karie Westermann


September 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
656 yards (600 m)
One size 200cm (78.75in) wingspan x 80cm (31.5in) depth
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This pattern is available as part of the Drift Collection ebook. Some single digital patterns will be released in September 2016

The print book is now available HERE


Designed to be the ultimate comfort knit, the Swale hap is knitted almost entirely in soothing garter stitch using two colours of the irresistible Whitfell DK. The simplicity of the design will delight beginner knitters curious about the hap construction; more experienced knitters will love how quickly the pattern works up. The surprisingly simple garter stitch lace edging adds a touch of sophistication to the pattern. This beautiful shawl is a brilliant multi-season knit as well; it’s cosy to snuggle around your neck in the winter, and provides a great single layer in place of a cardigan on cool summer evenings.


Eden Cottage Yarns Whitfell DK (DK; 100% baby Alpaca; 100m / 109yds per 50g ball)
MC shade: Dogwood ; 5 x 50g balls
CC shade: Ebony; 1 x 50g ball

Second sample shown in MC: Laburnum and CC: Charcoal

Needles and Accessories

5mm (US 8) circular needle, 80cm (32in) length (or the size needed to obtain the correct gauge)

Note: the shawl is knitted flat, but circular needles are recommended due to the number of stitches you will be picking up.

One stitch marker (to mark RS)


One size
200cm (78.75in) wingspan x 80cm (31.5in) depth


15 sts and 20 rows to 10cm (4in) over garter stitch on 5mm needles after blocking.
Note: Adjust needle size if necessary to match gauge.

Pattern Notes

This pattern uses the traditional hap shawl construction. You start by knitting a triangle with loops at the side edges. You then cast off the top of triangle (keeping one stitch on your needle) and pick up the loops from the side edges. The lace edging is knitted on sideways.

ERRATA: September V1 of the pattern has an error in the stitch count for the Middle Section. October V2 has this correction included in the pattern.

Corrections below

Row 5: 137
Total after repeats: 213
Final total 218