Colorful and Chic Knit Shawlette


Colorful and Chic Knit Shawlette

You'll look sophisticated and glam when you add this knit shawlette to any ensemble!

Colorful and Chic Knit Shawlette
Colorful and Chic Knit Shawlette

You won't be able to take your eyes off this Colorful and Chic Knit Shawlette! The intermediate knitting pattern incorporates the welt pattern stitch, resulting in a beautiful accessory that you will be so proud to wear. Made with worsted weight yarn, this knit shawlette can be worn to just about any occasion all year. Featuring an assortment of bold colors, this knit shawlette pattern can complement any outfit in your wardrobe. You will look and feel glamorous and sophisticated as soon as you add this cute little number to your ensemble. This is one knitting pattern you can't miss!


Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge15 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 32 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Welt Pattern Stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeShawlette Finished Measurements: 55" wide x 24" long [140 cm x 61 cm]

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Unforgettable Waves™: 4 balls 3931 Parade
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needles: 5.5mm [US 9] 29" long
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers


Pattern Stitch: Welt Pattern Stitch

(Over any number of stitches)

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): Knit all stitches.

  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): Purl all stitches.

  3. Rows 3-8: Knit all stitches, every row.

  4. Repeat Rows 1-8 for Welt Pattern stitch.

Special Abbreviations

  1. Knitted Cast On Technique = Place slip knot on left needle; knit into slip knot, leaving the original stitch on the left needle. Also place the new stitch onto left needle, by slipping it knit-wise.*Knit into gap between last two stitches on left needle; leave the stitch on the left hand needle and slip the stitch just made to the left hand needle—1 stitch has been cast on; repeat from * to desired number of stitches.

  2. K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together. 

  3. YO = Yarn over.


Cast on 5 stitches. Working in Welt Pattern Stitch throughout, begin working as follows:

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): *K1, yo; repeat from * 4 times to last stitch, k1—9 sts.

  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): K1, purl to last stitch, k1.

  3. Rows 3 (Right Side): K1, yo, k3, yo, place stitch marker, k1, place marker, yo, k3, yo, k1—13 sts.

  4. Row 4 (Wrong Side): Knit all stitches—13 sts.

  5. Row 5 (Right Side): K1, yo, knit to stitch marker, yo, slip marker, k1 center stitch, slip marker, yo, knit to last stitch, yo, k1 - 4 stitches increased—17 sts.

  6. Continue working in Welt Pattern Stitch as established and repeating Row 5 every Right Side Row so that 4 stitches are increased every Right Side Row. Work until there are 126 stitches on either side of the center stitch and 253 stitches total. End having just completed Row 1 on the Right Side.

  7. Next Row (Wrong Side) Eyelet Row: K2, *yo, k2tog* repeat from * to * to stitch marker, slip marker, k1 center stitch, slip marker, *k2tog, yo*, repeat from * to* to last 2 stitches, k2.

  8. Next Row (Right Side): Knit.

  9. Next Row (Wrong Side) Picot Bind Off Row: *Cast on 2 stitches on to the LeftHand needle using the Knitted Cast On Technique, bind off 5 stitches; repeat from * until all stitches have been bound off.


  1. Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

  2. Block to measurements. 

  3. Click here for a larger version of the photo below.


St st
Stockinette stitch
[ ]
work directions in brackets the number of times specified
* or **
repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated

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I am finding the instructions on this pattern very confusing. The way I read it is you do the first five rows starting with just five stitches, then you follow the welt pattern but increase on each right side. I will have to sit down and see if that works. It is a lovely shawlette. The ending row is confusing as well. I hope it works out.

You are casting on 5 stitches but you are increasing the 5 to 9 in the very first row of the pattern and every alternate row increases a minimum of 4 stitches each and every alternate row, that's how you go from starting with 5 stitches to ending up with 253 stitches near the end of the pattern. Don't get too hung up on the welt stitch pattern that pattern is simply telling you whether you are on a knit or purl row, it's the increasing correctly that you need to pay attention to in order to successfully complete this pattern.


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