Thursday, December 5, 2013

Shawl With MAGIC FRINGE Instruction


This drapes beautifully when you wear it.

I have had many requests for instructions for this shawl so I wrote these up to share with you.



This is a pattern that can be made with a variety of yarns and needle sizes.

The directions are flexible and the size is up to you and the amount of yarn you have.

I made mine with MODA DEA Ticker Tape ribbon yarn – a bulky category yarn. I used about 3 1/2 skeins for a nice size shawl.

I used size 15 needles, working back and forth on a circular needle which is what I prefer for any item of this size or larger. You can also use regular single pointed needles.



Cast on 6 stitches.

Row 1 and all wrong side (uneven) rows: Purl

Row 2 (right side) Knit 1, increase 1 stitch in next stitch by knitting first in the front of the stitch and then in the back of the stitch, place a marker on needle and knit remaining 4 stitches.

Row 4: Knit 2 stitches,  increase one stitch in next stitch, pass marker and knit remaining 4 stitches.

Continue to increase one stitch before the marker (in right side knit rows) until you have used about half of your yarn.


Decrease as follows: Knit 2 stitches together before the marker on each right side row.


When only 6 stitches remain purl the last wrong side row.

Knit 2 together, cut yarn (leaving at least 8 inches) and pull it through the stitch.

Take the needle out of the remaining 4 stitches and unravel….YES, that is when the MAGIC happens.

You can see me doing these steps if you go to my blog post:


Variations: You can use any bulky yarn with size 15 needles.

You can also use finer yarn and smaller needles. I would suggest you do a swatch with the yarn and needles you plan on using.

This can be made smaller to make a scarf rather than a shawl.

There are so many gorgeous yarns available today that would be perfect to use with these instructions.


It’s quick, easy and something you can do for gifts for everyone on your list!


I would love to see a picture of your finished shawl or scarf.


Robbie said...

Nice of you to share....lovely shawl..

Kathy said...

Thanks so much for the instructions. I have yarn that has been screaming for me to use in just this way! Hooray!

Judy S. said...

And you sounded worried that the fringe wouldn't work! Looks great and someone's going to love it. Thanks for sharing the pattern.