I’ve been on quite the shawl kick lately. Strange, too, because forever I didn’t wear them. I knit them because I love the construction, the magic of blocking lace, and of course, sock yarn. I probably knit 6 or 7 of them, donating them to prayer shawl ministries before I figured out that I indeed liked to wear them. All it took was a shawl pin to change my attitude! Without a pin I was always fiddling with the shawl – tugging it this way and that – but once I secured the shawl in place with a pin, problem solved. Now, I can’t imagine not having a shelf of shawls in my wardrobe!
My newest favorite shawl pattern is a design called Damask by Kitman Figueroa. Hugely popular on Ravelry, Damask has a project gallery of over 650 shawls, telling us that the pattern is a clever is the design is beautiful. I highly recommend this pattern for experienced knitters or intermediate knitters looking for a new challenge. Just have your highlighter tape and chart keeper and you’ll be a happy knitter.
The instructions are charted and written in three sizes for personal preference, and for yarn, may I suggest either Madelinetosh Sock or Malabrigo Sock in any semi-solid colorway. You’ll need 1-2 skeins depending on your size, and a US 6 needle.
Damask Shawl pattern is available as an instant download. Purchase the pattern and you’ll be ready to knit moments after checkout!
If you’ve never knit a shawl before, we have a Late Hours Shawl class coming up on Sunday March 18th from 1:00 – 4:00. Late Hours is a great pattern for anyone new to lace and shawls. Sign up now as class size is limited.