Sixth Degree Shawl

Sixth Degree Shawl
Sixth Degree Shawl

The Sixth Degree Shawl is the perfect addition to your wardrobe. The free knit shawl pattern features increases along one side of the work every few rows, which forms a right triangle. The yarn over increases are hidden in this piece's chain edge. The wide, diagonal ribs are formed by simply alternating groups of six knit and purl stitches. The end result is a truly stunning knit shawl pattern you can wear again and again. This free pattern is also ideal if you're interested in knitting a prayer shawl for someone in need. Think of comforting thoughts as you work up this stunning design and you will be so pleased with the finished product.


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Gauge16 sts x 32 rows over 4″ in stockinette stitch on US 7 needles after wet blocking

Finished Size27.5 inches wide by 72 inches long

Materials List

  • US size 7 circular needles with 32 inch cords
  • 2 skeins (approx. 500 yds)  Cestari Monticello in Partridge Blue – 75% cotton/25% flax, comes in 100g, 250 yd skeins
  • Stitch markers (optional but recommended)
  • Scissors
  • Blocking supplies

Guide for Giving a Prayer Shawl

Check out this video tutorial to watch Heidi, the designer of this pattern, personally show you how to make the Sixth Degree Shawl! Plus, be sure to check out our Guide for Giving a Prayer Shawl.

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This is an interesting pattern. I happen to like when patterns are written like this, row by row. I just use a row counter to let me know where I am. I think this will looks beautiful when it is done. Thank you.


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