milkweed shawl

I wouldn’t normally like to post two finished patterns so close together, but I’m just so excited about this one! Also, since it’s isn’t a sweater, it’ll give the non-sweater-knitters something to get in on the action ;)

I love this small shawl – I’ve been wearing all my triangular shawls scrunched up as scarves for years. The original idea for this project was to use 2 skeins of Koigu that I had, and I knit a prototype in up (you can see it in a previous blog post) but I haven’t managed to take any finished photos! I will, just so you can see it in a more variegated yarn. This blue version is knitted in Handmaiden Casbah and is bigger than the Koigu version.

Milkweed Shawl

Milkweed Shawl

This little reversible shawl is super quick to knit and perfect to drape over your shoulders or wrap around your neck for that little bit of warmth (especially against over-zealous air conditioning!).

Perfect for that special ball of sock yarn or handspun that you’ve got hidden away in your stash. And if you don’t have one of those, pick some up!

Technical Editing by Kim McBrien.

Milkweed Shawl

54 inches / 137 cm across straight edge of shawl; 19 inches / 48 cm deep down centre.

350 yards / 320 m of fingering weight yarn
Shown in Handmaiden Casbah (one 115g skein).

3.5 mm / US 4 circular needles, at least 24 inches long
tapestry needle

Milkweed Shawl

Shawl is knit from the centre back neck down in garter stitch (all rows are knit). Both charted and written directions are given.

7-page PDF pattern contains 6 charts in full colour.

Payment by Paypal (balance or credit card; no account needed) and downloads by Ravelry (no account needed).

$5.00 CAD

Note: As of July 5, 2010, sales tax will be added to this price for all Canadian residents only. The rates are: British Columbia 12%; Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador 13%; Nova Scotia 15%; and everywhere else in Canada 5% GST. Tax will be added in the Paypal payment process.

Milkweed Shawl




45 responses to “milkweed shawl”

  1. grumperina Avatar

    Gorgeous little thing! Love the color!

  2. Seanna Lea Avatar

    I love the one skein (or two skein) projects. It is a great way to make something really special without breaking the bank!

  3. Guro Avatar

    It’s very pretty! I love the fact that it’s reversible. I’ve really been missing that kind of pattern. Goes in the queue immediately for that reason and for being a great small stashbuster (I have a lot of single skeins of good stuff).

  4. Laura Avatar

    Lovely! The yarn you chose is beautiful.

  5. mai Avatar

    it’s lovely! i love the color. the yarn looks really squishy.

  6. Denise Avatar

    love this one!!! and i happen to have some casbah in stash right now.

  7. jenipher Avatar

    Love it….it will be gorgeous in Koigu PPPM.

  8. Amanda Elizabeth Avatar

    I’d so love to knit this!!!! It’s gorgeous!

  9. lauren Avatar

    I absolutely love that it’s reversible, and that garter stitch looks so smooshy and nice!

  10. Luise Avatar

    What a great pattern. Happily, buyers can download it; otherwise you’d be kept quite busy mailing orders.

  11. melissa Avatar

    i love this so much!

  12. Debbie Avatar

    Very nice! New patterns always seem to appear on my non-payday week! Drat. Next week!

  13. darlene Avatar

    liking it! i made your simple yet effective, could maybe be ready to knit another!

  14. whitney Avatar

    Oh, how lovely! I love how it’s reversible. It looks so squooshy and wonderful!

  15. jody Avatar

    Absolutely beautiful!

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  17. brooke Avatar

    love all of the garter stitch! casbah is great yarn too.

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