Trust Shawl by Snickerdoodle Knits

Trust Shawl

January 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
700 - 740 yards (640 - 677 m)
One Size Fits All
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To learn all about this pattern, be sure to watch the design overview video.

Main Features

  • fun and cozy 3/4 shawl shape that wraps like a hug

  • worked flat in DK weight yarn

  • easy to adjust in length by working more or less repeats

  • fun, easy to knit textured panels, with mostly stockinette in the center

  • includes linked video tutorials for the techniques used within the pattern

  • includes written and charted instructions that have been test knit and professionally tech edited

  • includes a blog post with alternate yarn and color recommendations

This shawl design is one of four shawls in the Guiding Principles Collection, which addresses the aspirations that we have for the new year as well as the characteristics we will need to possess throughout the year in order to achieve these aspirations.

When the future is uncertain, how do you react? When everything turns upside down, how do you feel? Many things throughout the coming year can’t be controlled, good or bad. An instinctive reaction is to stress, to worry, to be anxious, to resort to fear and frustration; but these reactions cause harm and damage our well-being.

The Trust Shawl originates from my desire to trust rather than exercise my anxiety – trust that everything will work out, that good can come out of every situation, and that it is ok to relax. This shawl represents the solid, grounded things that we can depend on – the things that carry weight and won’t be easily moved. I used one solid, deep-toned color and repeated familiar, weighty, structured motifs throughout the shawl. There are no surprises, and you can trust what you’re getting into: just some knits and purls. It is designed as a ¾ shawl, representative of a big hug that you can trust on for comfort and coziness.

This pattern includes both written instructions and charted instructions in one PDF file, but the instructions are kept separate so you can easily print only the pages that you need.

This design was created as a collaboration with Native Fibers. If you have the means, I highly recommend checking out their amazing colorway options!

To learn more about this design collection, be sure to read “Behind the Designs: Guiding Principles Collection.” For color inspiration & suggestions as well as alternative & affordable yarn recommendations, check out “Trust Shawl: Color Inspiration!”

One Size Fits Most

Width: 39 in / 99 cm
Depth at Center: 19 in / 48 cm
Length: 38 in / 97 cm

735 yds / 670 m, 300 grams DK Weight Yarn

Designed using Native Fibers yarn, Cabernet colorway on the Arctic DK base.

Note: With the update, I lightened the photos for visibility. However, these photos no longer reflect the color of the yarn accurately. Please check out Native Fibers’ website for the yarn color.

15 stitches, 26 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in stockinette stitch

US 5 / 3.75 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge, circular needles, minimum 32 in / 80 cm long
Darning needle
(6) Stitch markers
Progress keeper, optional

This pattern uses very simplistic stitches. The majority of the shawl is comprised of knits and purls, but it does include a garter tab cast-on and M1 stitches. This is a great pattern for a beginner knitter and includes linked video tutorials to all of the techniques used in the pattern.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters and my tech editor for this pattern, Joanna / Precision TE.

This pattern was updated Oct. 6, 2020 to include an updated layout, charted instructions, linked video tutorials, and more.

Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link my pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!

I am happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the pattern. My contact information is included in the pattern.

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