FINISHED SIZE: 62” wide x 32” down the center spine, blocked.
Expression Fiber Arts Sincere Sock Yarn
Shown in colors : Granite (a), Nimbus (b) and Reverie (c)
(a) 1 skein, (b) 1 skein, (c) 1 skein
If those colors aren't available, any from this category will work. For the large sample shown, we used 8.5 oz total or 1,061 yards. For the small sample shown, we used 3.1 oz or 387 yards.
NEEDLES: US size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 40" length or longer to accommodate the large number of sts at the end of the shawl.
Notes From the Designer:
•This easy peasy pattern is a great way for beginners to knit their first shawl, but also makes a good tv or knit night project for more seasoned vets who just want something simple to show off that beautiful yarn we all know they’ve been hiding!
•Have fun with stripes and color blocking, or even use this as a stash buster! There are tons of ways to customize this piece and make it your own!
•This shawl is constructed from the top down, beginning with a garter tab cast on, and utilizes a simple 2-row repeat for the body before ending in a garter stitch border.
•Designed in our lovely soft Sincere Sock yarn, it flows and drapes and hugs the shoulders beautifully. But choose any fingering weight yarn you love, even mixing and matching fingering yarn bases within the same project.
•Great for tv knitting with your cat or chatting at knit night!
•Works with all colors of yarn: solids, semi-solids and wild variegates. The simple body lets all colors shine.
•Size is easily adjustable; keep knitting for a larger shawl, or switch to the garter stitch border early for a smaller shawlette. Size is totally up to you. (Smaller sample shown used 1 skein each of Moss, Nimbus and Nutmeg Sincere Sock yarn.
•This pattern is named after American composer Aaron Copland. In thinking of a simple pattern for a beginner shawl, my music-oriented mind kept flitting to Copland’s “Appalachian Spring,” and the “Simple Gifts” motif that enters later in the piece. “Simple Gifts” is actually a Shaker song from the mid-19th century, but I always think of it in terms of Copland’s grand orchestra. I admire Copland’s skill in taking something so simple and turning it into something so seemingly vast, so it seemed fitting to name this shawl pattern for him. It’s as simple or as grandiose as you make it.
•Click the Videos tab to watch a tutorial on this design.
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I purchased the written pattern after finding the how to video on YouTube when looking for a shawl pattern for beginners. I wanted the border instructions. When I printed it out, I was very impressed with how everything is broken down is neat and easy to read sections. If you are working from the PDF online, there is a link to the video to help out. I look forward to purchasing other products in the future. Thank you.
I love this shawl. Easy to make and beautiful when done!
Gorgeous yet simple pattern
As always, very well set up and beautifully put together. I cannot wait to try this project (after school is finished) and thank you so much for the tutorials! xo
Easy pattern and video is clear to understand. This is my first project since I have just learned to knit!
Easy to follow pattern. GREAT video! I’ve just started to knit this project so I can’t report on the finished product, by it’s looking beautiful so far.
I love the pattern; it was nice to learn the garter tab. And it was interesting to see Chandi "live" because somehow that's how she was in my head (is that too weird??). I'm doing mine in 2 colors only, and I'm on the second set of stripes in the first round. I think it's going to be striking with the color combo I chose, and I can't wait to give it to the recipient! Thanks for a great pattern!
Chandi’s video tutorial for the garter tab cast on was great; I had net done one prior to this project. Once the pattern rows are set up, the two row repeat is very easy to remember.
This is a very easy pattern to follow and remember. Chandi’s video tutorial was a big help with showing the garter tab cast on.
Great TV knitting!