Free Shawl Knitting Pattern + Downloadable PDF

Have you been looking for the perfect shawl knitting pattern to brighten up your wardrobe? Then look no further than Arctic Waters, a free shawl knitting pattern and sign up to download the PDF today!

free shawl knitting pattern pdf

Inspiration for the Re-Knit of the Free Shawl Knitting Pattern

When I decided to release Arctic Waters as a free shawl knitting pattern, I knew I wanted to do something a little different. I loved the single-color shawlette that it had originally been (seriously, I could throw it on with EVERYTHING), but I wanted to show the versatility of this fabulous easy shawl pattern.

Since it was in DK weight originally, I knew a marled fade was the way to go. They’re seriously addicting and a great way to use up some of those fabulous single skeins of fingering weight yarn.

Then I ran into the Summer Camp Fibers booth at Knitting Live and I knew I wanted to create some summer fun with their vibrant and inspiring colors!

Katie and I worked together to create a fabulous white to pink to purple fade that just makes me so happy every time I put it on–which has been almost every evening this summer!

Katie and her boys have made some fabulous fade kits, which you can grab for 15% off using the code ARCTICWATERS.

Free shawl knitting pattern PDF - Arctic Waters

How the Free Shawl Knitting Pattern is Different from the Original PDF

Well, for starters, you get a heck of a lot more!

You not only get the stitch-by-stitch instructions for the fabulous DK-weight shawlette with scrumptious texture and easy lace, you also get all the modifications I made to turn it into a beautiful full-size shawl!

I provide detailed notes with new needle sizes, gauge, edging, and more, all available on the shawl knitting pattern PDF, which you get for FREE when you sign up for my email list below!

free shawl knitting pattern pdf

What You Get When You Sign Up for the Free Shawl Knitting Pattern PDF

So why sign up? In addition to all the fabulous stuff above, you’ll also be able to download the PDFs of all my free knitting patterns, have access to my video tutorial vault, and get exclusive discounts on all new knitting patterns!

Free shawl knitting pattern PDF - Arctic Waters

The Deets on Arctic Waters

Size:
Wingspan: 64.5”/164 cm
Depth: 15.5”/39.5 cm

The free shawl knitting pattern below contains the sizing and instructions for the original Arctic Waters only. To get the full fade recipe and modification details, sign up for the free PDF pattern.

Yarn:
475 yds/435 m – 2 fingering weights held double or DK weight yarn

Suggested Yarn:
Summer Camp Camp Sock (75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon) 437yds/400m; 100g – 1 skein each in Hot Mess Express (A), Love Potion (B), Purple Passion (C)

Gauge:

16.5 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch

Needles & Notions:
US 7/4.50 mm – 24” circulars or needles needed to obtain gauge!
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Techniques to Indulge In:
Double increases
Decreasing
Garter Stitch
Yarn overs and double yarn overs
Textured stitches
Ribbing

free shawl knitting pattern pdf

Stitch Glossary

BO – bind off

CO – cast on

dbl-yo – double yarn over

k – knit 

k2tog – knit 2 sts together

KYOK – k1, yo, k1 in the same stitch

p – purl 

pfso – pull first stitch over – Pull the first of the 3 knitted stitches over the second and third knitted stitches as if binding off.

rep – repeat

ssk – one at a time, slip the next 2 sts knitwise; return the sts to the lefthand needles, and knit them together through the back loops

st(s) – stitch(es)

Free shawl knitting pattern PDF - Arctic Waters

The Free Shawl Knitting Pattern!

Section 1

Using AA, CO 1. 

Row 1: K1. 

Row 2: KYOK – 3 sts. 

Row 3 (and all odd rows): K across. 

Row 4: KYOK, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 4 sts. 

Row 5: K across.

Repeat Rows 4 & 5 twelve more times – 16 sts. 

Section 2

Row 1: KYOK, *k2tog, dbl-yo, ssk; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, k2tog – 17 sts. 

Row 2: K2, p1, * k1, p3; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. 

Row 3: KYOK, *k2tog, dbl-yo, ssk; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, yo, k2tog – 18 sts. 

Row 4: K2, p2, * k1, p3; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 5: KYOK, *k2tog, dbl-yo, ssk; rep from * to last 5 sts, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog – 19 sts. 

Row 6: K2, p3, * k1, p3; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 7: KYOK, *k2tog, dbl-yo, ssk; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2tog – 20 sts. 

Row 8: K2, * k1, p3; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Repeat Rows 1-8 one more time – 24 sts. 

Section 3

Repeat Section 1 Rows 4 & 5 twelve times – 36 sts. 

Section 4

Row 1 : KYOK, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 37 sts. 

Row 2: K2, * yo, k3, pfso, rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 3:  KYOK, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 38 sts.

Row 4: K3, * yo, k3, pfso, rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 5: KYOK, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 39 sts.

Row 6: K1, * yo, k3, pfso, rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Repeat Rows 1-6 one time, and repeat Rows 1-4 one additional time – 44 sts.

Section 5 

Using AB, Repeat Section 1 Rows 4 & 5 twelve times – 56 sts. 

Section 6

Repeat Section 2 Rows 1-8 two times – 64 sts. 

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Section 7 

Using BB, Repeat Section 1 Rows 4 & 5 twelve times – 76 sts.

Section 8

Row 1 : KYOK, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 77 sts. 

Row 2: K2, * yo, k3, pfso, rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 3:  KYOK, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 78 sts.

Row 4: K3, * yo, k3, pfso, rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 5: KYOK, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 79 sts.

Row 6: K1, * yo, k3, pfso, rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Repeat Rows 1-6 two times and 1-4 one additional time – 84 sts.

Section 9 

Using BC, Repeat Section 1 Rows 4 & 5 twelve times – 96 sts. 

Section 10

Repeat Section 2 Rows 1-8 two times – 104 sts. 

Section 11 

Using CC, Repeat Section 1 Rows 4 & 5 twelve times – 116 sts.

Section 12

Row 1: KYOK, * k2tog, dbl-yo, ssk; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, k2tog – 117 sts. 

Row 2: K2, p2, * k1, p3; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 3: KYOK, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 118 sts.

Row 4: K2, * p2, kfb, kfb, rep from * to last 4 sts, p2, k2. 

Row 5: KYOK, p1, * k2, p2tog, p2tog, rep from * last 4 sts, k2, k2tog – 119 sts. 

Row 6: K1, * p2, kfb, kfb, rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. 

Row 7: KYOK, k1, p2tog, p2tog, * k2, p2tog, p2tog, rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, k2tog – 120 sts. 

Row 8: K2, * yo, k3, pfso, rep from * to last st, k1. 

Row 9: KYOK, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 121 sts. 

Row 10: K3, * yo, k3, pfso, rep from * to last st, k1. 

Row 11: KYOK, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 122 sts.

Row 12: K4, * yo, k3, pfso, rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 13: KYOK, k to last 2 sts, k2tog -123 sts. 

Row 14: K2, * p2, kfb, kfb, rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 15: KYOK, * k2, p2tog, p2tog, rep from * last 4 sts, k2, k2tog – 124 sts. 

Row 16: K1, * p2, kfb, kfb, rep from * to last 3 sts, p2, k1.

Row 17: KYOK, * k2, p2tog, p2tog, rep from * last 3 sts, k1, k2tog – 125 sts.

Row 18: K2, p to last 3 sts, k3. 

Row 19: KYOK, k1, * k2tog, dbl-yo, ssk; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2tog – 126 sts. 

Row 20: K1, * p2, k1, p1; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, k3. 

Free shawl knitting pattern PDF - Arctic Waters

Section 13

Change to BC. 

Row 21: KYOK, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 127 sts. 

Row 22: K across.

Single Color Finish

Repeat Rows 21 & 22 two more times, and repeat Row 21 one additional time – 130 sts. BO on the WS using  Jenny’s Surprisingly Stretchy BO

Single Color Finish

Repeat Rows 21 & 22 one time in BB and one time in BA – 129 sts. Using AA, BO with I-cord BO

Fade Away

Do you have the perfect skeins tucked away in your stash? Or maybe you want to grab one of Summer Camp’s fabulous fade kits! Just grab 2-3 skeins and fade away!

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