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Winter Trellis Shawl

Stay warm and look fashion-forward when you knit this beautiful shawl!

Updated January 11, 2018
Winter Trellis Shawl
Winter Trellis Shawl
This image courtesy of redheart.com

The weather outside might be frightful, but that doesn't mean you need to wear a dowdy outfit to brave the elements! With this Winter Trellis Shawl, you can stay cozy and warm while wearing almost any ensemble. The easy knit pattern likely won't take you long to make and results in a beautiful shawl that can be worn over your favorite cocktail dress or even a more casual outfit. The knit item is shown in a light color, but could be made using yarn in other hues, too. This pattern is perfect for newer knitters who are looking for a challenge, as well as more experienced knitters on the lookout for a project that won't take long to make.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Gauge12 sts = 4" (10 cm); 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge given.

Finished SizeShawl measures 72" (183 cm) across widest point x 30" (76 cm) at longest center point.

Materials List

  • RED HEART® With Love™ Metallic: 3 balls 8303 Aran
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needles: 5.5mm [US 9] 32" (81.25 cm) or longer
  • Yarn needle

Instructions

Special Abbreviations

  1. k1tbl (knit 1 through the back loop): Insert the right needle into the back loop of the stitch from front to back, then knit the stitch.

  2. kfb: knit into the front and back of the same stitch – 1 stitch increased.

  3. P1tbl (purl 1 through the back loop): Insert the right needle into the back loop of the stitch from back to front, then purl the stitch.

  4. psso: pass the slipped stitch over – 1 stitch decreased.

Note

When working St st, maintain the Garter st edge by knitting the first and last 2 sts of each row. 

Shawl

  1. Cast on 5 sts. 

  2. Section 1
    Row 1 (Right Side): Knit across.
    Row 2 (Wrong Side): K2, yo, k1, yo, k2 – 7 sts.
    Row 3: K2, k1tbl, k1, k1tbl, k2.
    Row 4: K2, *yo, k1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2 – 10 sts.
    Row 5: K2, *k1, k1tbl; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
    Row 6: Knit across.  

  3. Section 2
    Row 7: K2, *yo, k1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2 – 16 sts.
    Row 8: K2, *k1, k1tbl; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
    Row 9: Knit across.
    Row 10: K2, purl across to last 2 sts, k2.
    Row 11: Knit across. 

  4. Section 3
    Row 12: K2, *yo, p1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2 – 28 sts.
    Row 13: K2, *p1, p1tbl; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2. 
    Row 14: K2, *k1, p1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
    Row 15: K2, *p1, k1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
    Rows 16-17: Repeat Rows 14-15.
    Rows 18-19: K2, purl across to last 2 sts, k2. 

  5. Section 4
    Row 20: K2, *yo, p1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2 – 52 sts.
    Row 21: K2, *k1, k1tbl; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
    Rows 22-24: K2, purl across to last 2 sts, k2.
    Row 25: K2, *slip 1, k2, psso; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2 – 36 sts.
    Row 26: K2, p1, *yo, p2; repeat from * to last 3 sts, yo, p1, k2 – 52 sts.
    Row 27: Knit across.
    Row 28: K2, purl across to last 2 sts, k2.
    Row 29: K3, *sl1, k2, psso; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4 – 37 sts.
    Row 30: K2, p3, *yo, p2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2 – 52 sts.
    Row 31: Knit across.
    Row 32: K2, purl across to last 2 sts, k2.
    Rows 33-34: Repeat Rows 25-26.
    Row 35: Knit across.
    Row 36: K2, purl across to last 2 sts, k2.  

  6. Section 5
    Row 37: K2, *yo, p1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2 – 100 sts.
    Row 38: K2, *p1, p1tbl; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
    Row 39: Knit across. Row 40: K2, purl across to last 2 sts, k2.
    Rows 41-42: Knit across.
    Row 43: K2, *k1, p1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
    Row 44: K2, *p1, k1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
    Rows 45-50: Repeat Rows 43-44.
    Rows 51-52: K2, purl across to last 2 sts, k2.
    Rows 53-59: Work in St st (knit right side rows and purl wrong side rows), maintaining the Garter st edge on the first and last 2 sts of each row.
    Row 60: Knit across.
    Row 61: K2, *slip 1, k2, psso; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2 – 68 sts.
    Row 62: K2, p1, *yo, p2; repeat from * to last 3 sts, yo, p1, k2 – 100 sts.
    Row 63: Knit across.
    Row 64: K2, purl across to last 2 sts, k2.
    Row 65: K3, *sl1, k2, psso; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4 – 69 sts.
    Row 66: K2, p3, *yo, p2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2 – 100 sts.
    Row 67: Knit across.
    Row 68: K2, purl across to last 2 sts, k2. 

  7. Section 6
    Row 69: K2, *yo, p1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2 – 196 sts.
    Row 70: K2, *p1, p1tbl; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
    Rows 71-73: Work in St st.
    Row 74: Knit across.
    Row 75: K2, *p1, k1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
    Row 76: K2, *k1, p1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
    Rows 77-78: Repeat rows 75-76.
    Rows 79-80: K2, purl across to last 2 sts, k2.
    Rows 81-83: Work in St st.
    Row 84: Knit across.
    Row 85: K2, *sl1, k2, psso; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2 – 132 sts.
    Row 86: K2, *p1, yo, p1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2 – 196 sts. 
    Rows 87-88: Work in St st.
    Row 89: K3, *sl1, k2, psso; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4 – 133 sts.
    Row 90: K2, p3, *yo, p2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2 – 196 sts.
    Rows 91-92: Work in St st.
    Row 93: K4, *sl1, k2, psso; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3 – 133 sts.
    Row 94: K2, *p2, yo; repeat from * to last 5 sts, p3, k2 – 196 sts.
    Rows 95-96: Work in St st.
    Rows 97-98: Repeat Rows 85-86.
    Rows 99-100: Work in St st.
    Row 101: K2, purl across to last 2 sts, k2.
    Rows 102-105: Work in St st.
    Row 106: Knit across.
    Row 107: K2, *k1, p1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
    Row 108: K2, *p1, k1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
    Rows 109-116: Repeat Rows 107-108.
    Row 117: Repeat Row 107.
    Row 118: Knit across.
    Rows 119-122: Work in St st.
    Rows 123-124: K2, purl across to last 2 sts, k2.
    Rows 125-126: Repeat Rows 85-86.
    Rows 127-128: Work in St st.
    Rows 129-130: Repeat Rows 89-90.
    Row 131-132: Work in St st.
    Row 133: K2, *slip 1, k2, psso; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2 – 132 sts.
    Row 134: K2, p1, *yo, p2; repeat from * to last 3 sts, yo, p1, k2 – 196 sts.
    Rows 135-136: Work in St st.
    Rows 137-138: Repeat Rows 85-86.
    Rows 139-140: Work in St st.
    Rows 141-142: Repeat Rows 89-90.
    Rows 143-144: Knit across.
    Rows 145-150: Work in Garter st (knit every row).
    Bind off all sts loosely.

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  9. The photo below is of the back of the shawl. Click here for a larger version. 

Abbreviations

K
knit
mm
millimeters
P
Purl
st(s)
stitch(es)
St st
Stockinette stitch
yo
yarn over
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

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