Trust Fall Shawl by Jessica Ays

Trust Fall Shawl

April 2024
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, worked flat, after blocking.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
750 yards (686 m)
One Size (customizable)
low vision format available
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Drawing inspiration from a quote by Maya Angelou, my wish is for all knitters to embrace the courage to trust the process, time and time again. Knitting a pattern can often feel like a trust fall—a leap of faith into each stitch, trusting in the accuracy of instructions, and in your own creative abilities.

Enter the Trust Fall Shawl—a crescent-shaped embrace of yarn, where familiar bands of stockinette stitch intertwine with delicate eyelets, enveloped by textures that are both comforting and effortless to create.

With each textured band, your progress becomes tangible—a gentle reminder that every stitch brings you closer to wrapping yourself in the warmth of your finished masterpiece.

The crescent shape of this shawl was selected with intention. It offers not just beauty, but ease. It’s a canvas for uninterrupted knitting, with shaping increases gracefully nestled at the beginning and end of every row.

And here’s the magic: the Trust Fall Shawl is not just a pattern—it’s an invitation to make it your own. With its infinite adaptability, you have the freedom to customize its size and adjust yarn usage to suit your vision.

Trust in the process, trust in your skills, and let the Trust Fall Shawl guide you on a journey of creative expression.

88”/220 cm wingspan
24”/60 cm deep

Jody Long Alba - DK Weight
(50% Merino Wool, 25% Alpaca, 25% Viscose, 382 yds/350 m per 100 g ball). The sample was knit using #023 Splash, 2 balls.

• US 7/4.5 mm 32”/80 cm circular needle or longer (or size needed to obtain gauge)
• 3 Locking Stitch Markers - for garter tab
• 2 Regular Stitch Markers - for border sts
• Darning Needle

16 sts x 25 rows = 4”/10 cm
in stockinette stitch, worked flat, after blocking.


Vision Accessibility:
This pattern includes a PDF download written in 22-point sans serif font in all-black text. It has no italics. All of the directions are entirely written out. The text in this LVA file is left-justified, with 1-inch margins, and all in one column.

Screen Reader Accessibility:
The LVA version of this pattern is also screen reader accessible. It has been formatted, reviewed, and tested to work with a screen reader

This pattern has been tech-edited and test-knit to ensure the best knitting experience possible for you! If you require pattern support, please email me at