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Madison Free Shawl Knitting Pattern

By: Anni Howard for

Madison Free Shawl Knitting Pattern_2

"Madison is one of our most popular free shawl knitting patterns by the designer Anni Howard and knitted in the the lovely peacock feather of Artesano Hand painted DK Alpaca and Wool Blend."


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Gauge18 stitches, 22 rows, 4 inches. in fact, the tension is not important , just enjoy knitting your hearts out

Materials List

  • 6 x peacock Feather Artesano Handpainted DK alpaca and wool blend which is shipped internationally


  • 6 hanks of Artesano Hand-Painted DK Yarn - EZ71 Peacock Feather
  • 4.5mm straight and circular needles. (You will need the circular needle due to the large number of sts in the border)
  • Stitch markers

Tension: Tension not important

Sizing: 195 cm wide and 68 cm deep



Cast on 135 sts.
Commence honeycomb lace patt
Row 1 (RS): Purl.
Row 2: K2, *yo, skpo; rep from * to last 3 sts, yo, sk2po.
Row 3: Purl.
Row 4: K1, *yo, skpo; rep from * to last 3 sts, yo, sk2po.
Rep these 4 rows until 5 sts rem, ending with Row 1.
Next row: K2, yo, sk2po.
Next row: Purl.
Next row: K1, yo, sk2po.
Next row: Purl.
Next row: Sk2po.
Fasten off.


With RS facing, pu and k166 sts down row ends of straight edge of honeycomb lace, 1 st at corner (mark this st) and 166 sts along cast on edge. 333 sts
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2: K1, m1, k to marked st, m1, k1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1.
Rep these 2 rows 9 times more, then row 1 again. 373 sts
Next row: K3, [k1 winding yrn 3 times, p1 winding yrn needle 3 times, k1 winding yrn 3 times] all into next st, *k5, [k1 winding yrn 3 times, p1 winding yrn needle 3 times, k1 winding yrn 3 times] all into next st; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Next row: K2tog, k1, k3 dropping extra loops, *k1, k3tog, k1, k3 dropping extra loops; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, k2tog.
Cast off k-wise.
Pull each scallop in lacy edge out slightly to lengthen the sts.
Weave in ends.
Block to measurements given.



skpo = slip 1 st, knit 1 st, pass slipped stitch over
sk2po = slip 1 st, knit next 2 sts together, pass slipped stitch over


Madison Free Shawl Knitting Pattern

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