The Gwyn Shawl: A Beautiful Knitting Journey - FREE Pattern!

The Gwyn Shawl: A Beautiful Knitting Journey - FREE Pattern!

The Gwyn Shawl

A versatile and elegant triangle shawl that allows you to showcase your favourite yarns.

This shawl begins at the top centre and works its way down, creating a stunning piece with simple increases and stockinette stitch. Perfect for both beginners and experienced knitters, The Gwyn Shawl is customizable to any size, just keep adding rows in 5!

Fingering weight and lace weight yarn.

I used Moonlight Fibre, Everyday Sock (fingering weight) and Suri (lace weight) in the colourway Mauve Over.

Needles: US 4 (3.25mm) 32-inch circular needles.
2 stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving in ends.100g fingering weight yarn, 50g lace weight yarn

CO: Cast On
K: Knit
K2TOG: Knit 2 stitches together
MC: Main Color (Fingering Weight Yarn)
CC: Contrast Color (Lace Weight Yarn)
KFB: Knit Front and Back (1 stitch increase)
PM: Place Marker
SM: Slip Marker
WS: Wrong Side
RS: Right Side
SL1WYIF: Slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn in front
SL1WYIB: Slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn in the back
SKP: Slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit the next stitch, pass the slipped stitch over (1 stitch decrease)



Stockinette stitch 22 stitches and 36 rows on US 4 (3.5mm) needles. Note that your gauge may vary depending on how you block your shawl.

Garter Tab Cast On:
With MC, CO 3 stitches using the long tail cast-on method.
Knit 7 rows. You will have a small rectangular strip.
Pick up and knit 3 purl bumps from the left edge.
Pick up and knit 3 stitches from the CO edge. You should have 9 stitches on your needle.
Turn your work so the WS is facing you.

Setup Rows:
WS: SL1WYIB, p3, PM, p1, PM, p4.
WS: SL1WYIB, purl to end, slipping markers when you come to them.

Main Pattern:
Rows 1-5 (RS) using CC:
SL1WYIB, k1, KFB, knit to 1 stitch before marker, KFB, SM, SL1WYIB, SM, knit to 3 stitches from the end, KFB, SL1WYIB, p1.
Turn work.
Rows 6-10 (WS) using MC:
SL1WYIB, purl to 2 stitches from the end, SL1WYIF, p1, slipping markers when you come to them.
Continue this pattern for another 30 rows, swapping fingering weight to lace weight every 5 rows.

Bind Off:
I-Cord Bind Off:
Knit 2, SKP, then slip the 3 stitches back onto the left needle.
Repeat until 3 stitches remain on the needles.
Finish with a regular knit bind-off: k2, pass the first knit stitch over the second and drop it from the needle, k1, pass the stitch over and drop it from the needle.
Leave enough of a tail to weave in ends.

Finish your shawl by wet blocking or steam blocking. Pin the shawl to the desired dimensions and let it dry completely.

Sharing and Credits:
This pattern is free and available on my blog. Feel free to share the link with friends and nake sure you save it for future projects! I’d love to see your completed shawls, so be sure to tag me on social media @moonlightfibre.

You are welcome to make and sell any knits using this pattern; all I ask is that you give credit to me for the design.

This pattern hasn’t been graded. Adjustments may be necessary to fit your personal gauge and size preferences.

Enjoy knitting The Gwyn Shawl! It’s a wonderful way to use special yarns and create a unique, personalized staple for your wardrobe.

Happy knitting! 

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