Passion Summer Shawl


Summer knitting is all about light patterns that are simple and beautiful. This Passion Summer Shawl truly has it all. With just four rows to remember, the lace design is beginner friendly, perfect for working on while watching television, and is completely transportable.


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

  • Bernat® Satin (120 g/4.2 oz; 230 m/251 yds) 00423 (Flamingo) — 4 balls
  • Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) 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.

Knotted Fringe

Cut lengths of yarn 36" [91.5 cm] long. Taking 3 strands
tog, fold in half and knot into fringe having 11 knots across each end of Shawl. Divide each fringe in half and knot in rows as shown in diagram.
Trim fringe evenly.


Yarn over
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
Right Side / Wrong Side
Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loop together.

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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? Please help!

Reading the pattern then looking at the chart leads me to believe that the chart is wrong... follow the directions and ignore the chart and you'll be right I always forget the charts until too late and seem to come out all right

The chart is correct as written, I suspect you may be reading it incorrectly, the written instructions and the charted instructions match. Right side rows are read from right to left and the bottom up, wrong side rows are read from left to right, also bottom up. Hope this helps someone.

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!

yes, the original 87 stitches are maintained throughout the pattern. For every decrease in the pattern there is a yo to compensate for the lost stitch, if you are down stitches I would double check your yo's, that's where I usually lose my stitch count.

Would be nice to be able to print pattern.

Hey there, sharonpenney! You should be able to print the pattern by clicking the "print" button just a bit below the name of the pattern. If you're still having trouble after that, try copying the pattern and pasting it into a Word document, and printing it from there. I hope that helps! Happy knitting!

im trying to learn i wish there was a video to watch i learn better visually

I think I am going to knit it for a dear friend, cancer suivivor and about to give birth to her second son!

This is a fantastic pattern. I love working on busy patterns as long as they aren't too complicated. This would make a fabulous prayer shawl as lonf as one for a cancer survivor.


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