Thankful by Abby Arner


November 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
318 - 532 yards (291 - 486 m)
Small and Large
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From my family and friends to the enjoyment knitting brings, I have so many things to be thankful for. This shawl is the accumulation of my gratitude and appreciation for the numerous blessings in my life.

I welcome you to celebrate your blessings through the knitting of your own Thankful shawl. The act of practicing gratitude is a cornerstone of wholehearted living, and as we enter the giving session, I cannot think of a greater virtue to reflect upon in your knitting.


  • This pattern is written for two shawl sizes: small and large.
  • This shawl has a symmetrical triangular construction using M1R and M1L increases on every right side row.
  • Every wrong side row in the entire shawl is knit across.
  • No purl stitches are used in this shawl whatsoever.
  • This shawl is a repeat of two sections.
  • Each section is compromised of 10 rows each.
  • Simply add or remove sections for desired shawl size.
  • Gauge is not critical for this project.
  • I designed this shawl for a confident, beginner knitter; I explain how to perform all stitches and offer numerous resources for additional help in the pattern if needed.

Finished Measurements: Small Shawl Size: 45.25 by 17.25 inches, blocked. Large Shawl Size: 57 by 23 inches, blocked.

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash Worsted (100% Superwash Wool; Worsted Weight; 110 yards/50 grams).
Small Shawl Size: Cobblestone Heather, 3 balls, 318 yards
used total.
Large Shawl Size: Brass Heather, 5 balls, 532 yards used total.

Needles: US 8 (5.0 mm) 40-inch or longer circular needle, or size to obtain gauge.

Notions: Stitch markers, scissors, and tapesty needle

Gauge: 16 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches blocked of Garter Stitch. 17 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches blocked of Beehive Waffle Stitch.

Stitches and Techniques Used in Pattern: knit, make one right, make one left, knit one below, any cast-on is appropriate, and the stretchy bind off.