I'm looking for an easy beginning shawl pattern

I have been to lots of sites, and they are all either waaaayyyy more than I think I can handle right now, or just the basic non lacy kind.

Any suggestions on some easy, pretty but not too lacy, but not too boring, shawls?



OTN: Cable Afghan Squares, yet another dishcloth…

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Feather and Fan might be a good one to start with. And have you looked at the suggestions on this thread? http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=59692

I second the feather and fan shawl suggestion. Here is a nifty one: http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/shawls-shrugs/feather-and-fan-comfort-shawl.htm
you could also try the Weaver’s Wool Mini Shawl: http://www.knitlist.com/2003/minishawl.htm

also http://www.knittingdaily.com , they have a free comfort shawl pattern.

I’ve been wanting to make this one for a while


Thanks so much! Feather and fan looks fairly easy… I’ll have to give it a try…

Thanks again!


F and F is easy; there’s only one pattern row, the others are plain knit or purl.

There’s a few here that look easy:



Hi ladies,

A really, really easy shawl pattern is show under Free patterens on the Lion Brand website…just increase at the beginning of each row until you get the length you want & the I bind off with a very large needle for example, if I’m making a shwal using a size 15 needle, I will bind off with a 19 or a 35 needle. I t gives the shawl more elasticity & more wrap around without affecting the actual shape of the shawl. I also use this pattern & choice fancy yarns…or combinations of yarns. The simple garter stitch is that obvious when you use a fuzzy or eyelash or fluffy yarn. The yarn makes the shawl…I hope I explained myself:rollseyes:.

Happy day to all!

Unfortunately, none of the pdfs want to download… :pout:

Here is the pdf for the Temptation wrap directly:


Will it open for you that way?

Speaking of this wrap…I’m glad you asked this question, because I’m getting ready to start it myself, hee. :wink:

I have a dumb question, but since I’m fairly new to knitting, I don’t want to start this and make a big mistake. The yarn I’m using knits up at a slightly smaller gauge, so I want to add some stitches when I cast on to increase the width a bit. The pattern says to cast on 39 stitches which includes 3 knit stitches on each side for the border. So, that gives me a lace pattern of 33 stitches. If you look at the pattern linked, can you tell me if I should add stitches in increments of 2 or 3? For instance can I cast on 9 extra stitches for a total of 48 or should I go with 12 extra stitches for a total of 51? Does that make sense?

Thanks, it was me. I found out that because I downloaded the new version of Firefox, but hadn’t installed it yet, it didn’t know what to do when I clicked on an Adobe link. All better now… Actually I like the Princess stitch pattern.

Oooh, that Princess Wrap is realllllly pretty! Let us know how it goes :slight_smile:

This is a really easy shawl that can be made with sock yarn for easy care.