Handspun Shawlette

So, a couple months ago I talked about some yarn I spun up from some Creatively Dyed roving. I finally knit it into something! I present the handspun shawlette. I just kind of made it up as I went. And it turned into a simple shawlette that I think is perfect for random skeins of handspun. Or sock yarn, whatever.
It follows your basic shawl construction. I increased every row, because I like the shape of shawls that are knit like that.
Wondering how I knit this thing up? Well, fortunately, I wrote it down. :)
Handspun Shawlette:

Yarn requirements: Whatever your little knitting heart desires! If you are going with a worsted weight yarn, you probably want something at least 180 yards (or more). For sock/fingering weights, I would so with something at least 350 yards or more. No one likes running out of yarn!

Needle: One that goes appropriately with the yarn you picked. For worsted weight, maybe a US 7, for a sock/fingering, I like US size 4 or 5 for shawls.

Cast on 7 Stitches.

Row 1: K3, yo, k1, yo, K3
Row 2: K3, yo, p to last three stitches, yo, K3 Row
3: K3, yo, k to center stitch, yo, K1, yo, K to last three stitches, yo, K3

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you are tired of the purl rows (ending with a WS/purl row).
Row 1: K3, yo, K to center stitch, yo, K1, yo, K to the last three stitches, yo, K3.
Row 2: K3, yo, k to the last three stitches, yo, K3.

Continue these two rows until you think you have enough yarn left to bind off. Bind off.
Ok, not the best pattern ever but hey, it works. :)
I used up 4oz of my handspun, which was about 180 yards. I knit it on a US Size 7, because that seemed to work well with the yarn.
Happy knitting!


  1. Adorable! Looks like an easy knit. I may just give it a go!

  2. I love the colors of your shawlette; I'm saving the pattern too-it's cute!

  3. Really cute! I'm adding it to my future projects list.

  4. I just happen to have some handspun yarn I don't know what to do with! Maybe this will work for it! :-) Thanks!

  5. Great idea! I am always looking for creative ways to use my handspun. It came out real pretty!

  6. I love it! It came out to be a great size. Perfect project for handspun :o)

  7. Just finished caking some yarn this just might be the pattern.

  8. Simple and pretty, just the kind of projects I like. Great job, thanks for the pattern.

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