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Old Hollywood Shawl

Timeless style meets modern glam in the Old Hollywood Shawl. Knit with an attractive, streamlined stitch pattern in a gleaming, sparkle-studded yarn, this darling knit shawl pattern is perfect for a chic evening out. Wrap it around your shoulders for a flirty finishing touch or to keep warm on a chilly summer evening. The Old Hollywood Shawl is sure to make you feel like royalty whenever you put it on.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

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

Gauge18 sts and 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking stitch.

Finished SizeApprox 21" x 54" [53.5 cm x 137 cm] (excluding fringe).

Materials List

  • Caron® Simply Soft Party™ (3 oz/85 g; 164 yds/150 m) Teal Sparkle (PAR0004) - 6 balls
  • Size U.S. 8 (5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge


Cast on 87 sts.

Knit 3 rows (garter st), noting first row is WS.

1st row: (RS). K3. *K1. (yo. K2tog) 3 times. yo. Center dec. yo. (ssk. yo) 3 times. Rep from * to last 4 sts. K4.
2nd row: K3. Purl to last 3 sts. K3.
3rd row: K3. *K2. (yo. K2tog) twice. yo. K1.
Center dec. K1. (yo. ssk) twice. yo. K1. Rep from * to last 4 sts. K4.
4th row: As 2nd row.

These 4 rows form pat.

Cont in pat until work from beg measures approx 53½" [136 cm], ending with a 3rd row.

Knit 3 rows (garter st). Cast off.


Cut lengths of yarn 20" [51 cm] long.

Taking 3 strands tog, fold in half and knot into fringe having 11 knots across each end of Shawl. Trim fringe evenly.


Center dec (worked over 3 sts)
Slip next 2 sts as if to k2tog, k1, then pass slipped sts over knit st - center of 3 sts should be on top of decrease (2 sts have been decreased).
Knit next 2 stitches together
Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
Yarn over
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Looks like a basic pattern which will make a nice shawl. Personally I prefer rectangular shawls as opposed to triangles. I bring them to work because of the different temperatures in the office. Also, during the winter they add an additional layer which is often needed. They dress up your outfit nicely. Thank you for the pattern.

I am about 6 inches in to this and have a question. Rows 2 4 which are WS, instruct to K3 at begin. and end of row w/ purl stitches in between. But according to the KEY/Chart, it states to Purl on RS row. Knit on WS rows. Yet row 2 and 4 are always WS. Is this an error or am I doing something wrong. Not able to see much of a pattern yet.

Right side rows (odd numbered rows) are knit wrong side rows (even numbered rows) are purled with a knit 3 stitches at the beginning and the end of the row to create a garter edge. Hope this helps.

sorry, I did see the notation on the chart and it is incorrect as it is written, I've made this and what I said in my previous comment worked, unfortunately I've already donated it and can't upload a picture.

Can you tell me if the cast on stitches numbering 87 is maintained after each row. I am now working with 85 stitches. Although I have mastered the stitches correctly, I have yet to see the pattern that is on the photo. I can not figure out what I am doing wrong! Please help

The stitch count will remain constant, for every decrease in the pattern there a corresponding increase. If you are losing stitches, double check your yo, that's where I frequently lose stitches. Happy knitting.

In looking at the accompanying picture.I find it hard to believe that this shawl is 54" long. Are you sure that it's not 154"? Either that or the woman in the picture is 3 feet tall.

I wondered about the length of the shawl myself, so I checked the web site and it is indeed 53.5"-which makes it 4.5 ' long, your 154" would make it almost 13' long and the fringe is 20" inches long, so i think that will add to the illusion of length without all the extra knitting.


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