Broadwyn Shawl

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Broadwyn is an asymmetrical triangle knit from the short end, with decreases on one side & a lace panel on the other to make a long scarf-like shawl. With i-cord all around (an i-cord cast on, then inline i-cord edging), it is a modern & dynamic addition to any wardrobe, no matter how you drape it. Throw it on, toss the end around, and enjoy! I’ve also posted an I-cord Cast-On tutorial to support this pattern. You can check it out here in my YouTube Channel

Yarn: 875 yards of fingering weight yarn. Shown in Mrs. Crosby Satchel (100% Merino Wool, 370 yds in 100g) in Greystone.

Gauge: 22 sts & 36 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) square in garter stitch after blocking.

Needles: 3.5 mm (US4) needles for flat knitting

Notions: tapestry needle for grafting and weaving in ends, 2 stitch markers.

Finished Size:80 inches (203 cm) long & 23 inches (58.5 cm) wide at the widest (cast-on) end (see schematic)

Techniques Used: knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, kf&b, sl1 k2tog psso, yarnover, p2togtbl, slipping stitches with yarn in front and with yarn in back, markers, grafting.


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Comments 14

  1. Michelle Harrington wrote:


    Posted 19 Sep 2014 at 12:02 PM
  2. Gail wrote:

    Another lovely yet practical design – to wear anywhere.

    Posted 19 Sep 2014 at 12:50 PM
  3. Kelly Piepmeier wrote:

    Is there a mistake in the gauge and/or needle size? I made a couple of swatches, and went from American size 4 to size 6, but I’m still getting 25 stitches per 4 inches. It seems to make too loose a weave if I go bigger than 6, but I’m afraid the shawl is going to end up too short and narrow. Do you have any information or suggestions?

    Posted 25 Jan 2016 at 9:13 PM
  4. Mim wrote:

    Hi Kelly, the gauge and needle size are correct. What yarn are you using? Also, have you washed and blocked your swatch? The design is meant to be open and a bit drapey. The single ply yarn (although it is fingering weight) tends to fluff up and fill the extra space in a bit. Your mileage may vary if you are substituting yarns, but definitely wash and block your swatches to see if you can get the correct gauge. If not, it is a shawl. You can knit it to be any size you want. If you don’t like the drapier open fabric you can go with a denser gauge and still get a shawl, just a smaller one.

    Posted 26 Jan 2016 at 12:26 PM
  5. julie clarke wrote:

    How much yarn is left over, the hank I am looking at is 420 yrds, do I really need to buy 3 or will 840 yards be enough??

    Posted 29 Jan 2016 at 5:44 AM
  6. Mim wrote:

    Everyone’s yardage use is different, so I would maybe take a repeat out of the cast on to be sure you don’t run out right at the tip. So instead of casting on 119 sts total with the i-cord cast on, I would say do 116. That’s 3 sts fewer, which will equate to one fewer repeat of Chart 1. If you usually use more yarn than the recommended yardage, you might want to go with 6 sts fewer in the cast on and 2 repeats of Chart 1 subtracted.

    Posted 29 Jan 2016 at 9:40 AM
  7. julie clarke wrote:


    Posted 29 Jan 2016 at 11:51 AM
  8. Mim wrote:

    No problem!

    Posted 30 Jan 2016 at 2:34 PM
  9. Maureen Neary wrote:

    Just purchased broaden shawl as a kit and under shawl body – set up there is a abbreviation I’m not familiar with – it is pu

    Not sure if it’s a printing error. Thanks for any assistance

    Posted 31 Jan 2016 at 9:39 AM
  10. Mim wrote:

    pu stands for pick up. 😀

    Posted 31 Jan 2016 at 10:56 AM
  11. Marie Chevalier wrote:

    I want tho bye this pattern…and same thing i am not familiar with this abreviation: Kf&b and also p2togtbl…..thank you, I am a french knitter from Montréal and I love your design!

    Posted 29 Feb 2016 at 6:30 AM
  12. Mim wrote:

    kf&b is an increase where you use the front and the back loop of a single stitch. There’s a tutorial video for it here:

    p2togtbl is a decrease that twists the stitches shut and leans left. There’s a video here:

    YouTube and google are your friends 😀

    Posted 29 Feb 2016 at 9:12 AM
  13. Barbie wrote:

    Can I do this on circular needles but knit flat? Or do you suggest a straight needle when doing an I cord?

    Posted 13 Sep 2016 at 11:03 PM
  14. Mim wrote:

    You can! In fact, that’s how I do all flat knitting and how I did this one.

    Posted 14 Sep 2016 at 11:04 AM

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