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Joy is a large shawl. It is a right triangle with a knitted-on lace border. The shawl is knit from the short side of the triangle up to the point. The lace border is added after the knitting of the main shawl is complete. I named the shawl after my dear friend, Joy, who gave me the yarn that inspired the design as a birthday gift. Joy would also work well in a solid, semi solid, or even a fade. The pattern is written in two sizes. There is a lot of 2 x 2 rib in this shawl, but the end result is a beautifully draped fabric that is wonderful to wrap up in. The knitted ruffle border adds the perfect amount of softness and femininity to the geometric triangle shape.

Joy Shawl Knit Pattern

  • Skills: Knit, purl, provisional cast-on, double yarn over, slip 1 with yarn in front, knit 2 together, knit 3 together, knit front and back, and slip, slip, knit.

    Finished Measurements: Smaller version: 31” (78.5 cm) x 54.5” (138.5 cm) Larger version: 44” (112 cm) x 85.5” (217 cm)


     Needles: Size 5 (3.75 mm) 24 inch (60 cm) circular needle, or size to obtain gauge

     Main color: Fingering-weight yarn, approximately 630 (1824) yards [576 (1668) meters] *

     Contrast color: Fingering-weight yarn, approximately 132 (200) yards [120 (183) meters]

     2 stitch markers

     Tapestry needle

    *If you want to do a faded version, choose at least six (three) 100-gram hanks of fingeringweight yarn.

    Recommended Yarns:

    Lichen and Lace 80/20 Sock Koigu KPPPM Painter’s Palette Premium Merino Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering


    All gauge measurements were taken after blocking the swatch.

    23.5 stitches and 33 rows over 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch

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