Asymmetrical Shawl


Asymmetrical Shawl

Asymmetrical Shawl
Asymmetrical Shawl

It's time to get a little edgy with this unique Asymmetrical Shawl. You don't have to be a pro at knitting to learn how to knit a shawl. This easy knit shawl pattern is the perfect project for a beginner knitter without sacrificing the beauty and elegance of a more advanced pattern. Whether you use this shawl to dress up or dress down, you're sure to fall in love with this stunning twist on the classic shawl. With easy-to-follow instructions, you'll soon be rocking your Asymmetrical Shawl for all to see.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Asymmetrical Shawl Stitch Video Tutorial

Check out this video tutorial to learn how to master the stitch used to make the Asymmetrical Shawl.


  • Patons® Glam Stripes™ (2.1 oz/60 g; 239 yds/261 m) Wine (09530) - 2 balls
  • Size U.S. 8 (5 mm) circular knitting needle 24" [60 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch Marker

GAUGE: 2 sts and 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter st.

Measurements: Approx. 12" [30.5 cm] deep x 70" [178 cm] long.

Alt = Alternate(ing)
Approx = Approximately
K = Knit
Kfb = Knit into front and back of next stitch - increase made
PM = Place marker
Rep = Repeat(s)
RS = Right side
SM = Slip marker
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side

Cast on 2 sts.
1st row: (RS). Kfb. PM. Kfb.
2nd and alt rows: Kfb. Knit to end of row.
3rd row: (Kfb) twice. SM. Kfb. K1. Kfb.
5th row: Kfb. Knit to 1 st before marker. Kfb. SM. Kfb. Knit to last st. Kfb.
6th row: As 2nd row.
Rep last 2 rows until work across longer edge measures approx 70" [178 cm] or until 2 balls have been used, ending on a WS row and leaving approx 5 yds [4.5 m] of yarn for casting off.
Cast off.

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The issue some may be having with the gauge is that the yarn is listed here as a #4 worsted weight when it is in fact a #3 dk weight yarn.

This goes from 3rd row to 5th row. What is row #4

Hi Atakach, the pattern reads "2nd and alt rows: Kfb. Knit to end of row." after row 1. This means that the 4th, 6th, 8th, etc. rows will all be the same as row 2. We hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I have not made this pattern yet but the instructions looks fairly simple. I think the big thing here is to use that particular yarn to get the effect in the photo. I have to look for that yarn and then will make it. Another excuse to buy yarn - lol. I always need these living in NYC and the colder weather. Also they come in handy in the office. Good way to dress up an outfit. Thank you for the pattern.

And I won't even consider making something that I haven't seen - why is there NO PICTURE WITH THIS PATTERN????

Hello rozzlh46, there was a temporary glitch in our system and the photo for this pattern was removed. We have added a new photo. Our apologies for the inconvenience. -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

this would look just great with a tunic top or a jewel neck knit dress -- have to knit it

I first knit this pattern from instructions from yarn wrapper, and it turned out great. But using the printed on line pattern it is all wrong! The printed gauge is wrong, and the pattern does not give a asymmetrical shape. I was knitting another one and ripped out 4 rows to see the pattern. On one row you knit to end of row and KFB of last stitch. Next row is KFB,in first stitch, knit to end of row, and knit last 2 sts together. It would be nice if you could correct this pattern, because some knitters will not be able to figure this out. I am not completely sure of the very first rows. I will ask my knitting teacher and I'm sure she will be able to help me. Please, please correct this.

You are making comments are a different pattern, this pattern is asymetrical, that means the two sides will not be the same. The pattern you are commenting on is another shawl/scarf that is a parallelogram shape, where you are widening at one end and shortening at the other end. Your knitting teacher should be able to explain this to you or show you examples, it's much easier to see than explain. Happy knitting

Love this pattern! I am a beginning knitter (since June 2015) and this shawl went so well for me. Thank you!

The guage quoted here cannot give a shawl of the dimensions noted. Even at 20 sts to 4", a width of 70" needs 140 rows while a 12" depth would by produced by just 72 rows. Assistance please!

You are correct 22 sts and 24 rows = 4" 10 cm in garter st.the gauge on this site is incorrect, I went to yarnspirations and this is the correct gauge from their website.

Could I please get an answer to my question.

Hi hminick 2862942, We recommend first knitting a test swatch to see if your gauge matches up correctly. If not, you may consider changing your needle size. Hope this helps, -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I am making this pattern. Mine does not have a point. I must be doing something wrong.

When you start with just 2 sts and immediately increase on the next row, the point may not be as obvious while you're knitting, you may have to wait to get it off the needles to see it. Hope this helps.

I am making this pattern. Mine does not start with a point. I must be doing something wrong.

The point is created by the increases around the marker, not by the start

Hi hminick 2862942, Please use 2 sts and 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter st. Thanks -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I have left a question, but can't get an answer.

Is it possible that 2sts could be 4"???

No, that is not possible, the actual gauge for this pattern from the yarnspiarations website is 22 stitches to 4" not 2 stitches, 2 stitches on any size needle in this yarn would never make 4".

Asymmetrical Shawlbr /br /Which gauge is right. First is says 16-20 stiches to 4 inches. br /br /Then later is says Gauge 2 sts and 24 rows=4" in garter /br /Which one is right?br /br /


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