Get continuous satisfaction as you knit this super simple two ball shawl with your favorite worsted weight yarn and size 9 needles. From beginning to end, this project will make you super happy to knit.
Sometimes you need a quick project that brings you joy from start to finish. One that makes you pick up the needle, grab your favorite yarn and start knitting straight away. This is that project for me. I made this shawl on vacation while sitting on the beach in Cancun and loved every minute of its simplicity.
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You need a quickie? 👀 You have a big stash? 🧶 Then I have the perfect project for you. Finish this quick knit shawl with 2 balls of worsted weight yarn from your stash! The Super Simple Two Ball Shawl will satisfy process and project knitters alike. Great for a beginner knitter shawl or a vacation knit project for the experienced knitter who wants to just have a relaxing knit.
You read that right, this free knitting shawl pattern is perfect to make anytime of year for the knitter who needs a quick knit gift or a simple knit shawl for a special occasion. It is fun, it is fast, it is inexpensive (if you use yarn you already have in your stash), and it’s a perfect knit accessory!
This is a project was made with two balls of heavy worsted weight yarn but you can use any yarn you wish for your easy knit shawl. The sample weights 200 g, but the beauty of this pattern is you can stop at anytime! Make it smaller, make it bigger, either way you will have a super simple knit shawl that you love.
I would like to suggest that you give this yarn a try, you don’t have to invest too much and you will love all 24 colors of Chic Sheep by Marly Bird™ yarn!
Okay, grab your needles and yarn and get started on this Super Simple Two Ball Shawl || Beginner Knit Shawl Pattern.
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Finished Measurements: Approx. 54.5″ (138.4 cm) Wingspan x 15″ (38 cm) down center spine.
Gauge: 18 sts = 4″ (10 cm); 22.5 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in Garter Stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.
Yarn: Any worsted or heavy worsted weight yarn will work for this shawl. Sample was made with Malabrigo Rios in Lettuce and Winter Lake.
Here are some other yarns that would look awesome in this pattern:
- Red Heart Chic Sheep by Marly Bird™ [Art. R170 100% Merino Wool available 3.5 oz (100 g),186 yd (170 m) balls]
- Stunning String Studio has a couple yarns that would be great–
- Cozy (Aran Weight), 100% Superwash Merino – 180 yds (165 m)/100 grams
- Lush (Aran Weight), 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere – 180 yds (165 m)/100 grams
- Check out all their bases here: https://www.stunningstring.com/stock-bases/
Needles: 5.5 mm [US 9] 24″ (61 cm) or longer.
SPECIAL STITCHES / ABBREVIATIONS
⭐️Knit front and back (KFB): Knit into the front of the stitch, don’t let it go off the left hand needle, knit into the back of the same stitch, let it go off the left hand needle. 1 stitch increased. Watch a video for help
⭐️Place Marker (PM): Place marker on needle
⭐️Stitch or Stitches (S or Sts)
⭐️Stretchy Bind-Off: K2 from left hand needle, insert left hand needle into front leg of the 2 sts on the right hand needle, k2tog [1 stitch remaining on right hand needle], *k1 from left hand needle, insert left hand needle into front leg 2 sts on right hand needle, k2tog; repeat from * to last stitch. Fasten off.
⭐️Yarn Over (YO): A yarn over makes an extra stitch on your needle and creates a deliberate little hole in your fabric. To make a yarn over, bring the knitting yarn between the needles from the back to the front, then back over top (the “over” strand) the right hand needle. 1 stitch increased.
If you want to be sure you have a safety net as you knit, adding a lifeline to your project every so often will be helpful. Just to make sure you have a point to rip back to if something goes wrong. (video help)
Do Not Cut the yarn each time you change colors. Carry up the each color up along the side of the shawl.
Super Simple Two Ball Shawl
To make sure you have enough yarn for the tassels, you should make those first. Then you will be able to use all the remaining yarn for the shawl. These are of course optional but they really help add weight to the wingspan of the shawl. To learn how to make tassels, watch this video. Or, if you don’t have a pom and tassel maker, watch this video.
With Color A
Cast-on 3 sts.
Row 1: Kfb (see special stitches), pm, k1, pm, kfb — 5 sts.
With Color B (see notes)
Row 1 (RS): Kfb, knit to marker, yo (see special stitches), slip marker, k1, slip marker, yo, knit to last stitch, kfb — 4 sts increased.
Row 2 (WS): Kfb, knit to last stitch, kfb — 2 sts increased.
With Color A
Row 3 (RS): Kfb, knit to marker, yo (see special stitches), slip marker, k1, slip marker, yo, knit to last stitch, kfb — 4 sts increased.
Row 4 (WS): Kfb, knit to last stitch, kfb — 2 sts increased.
Continue working rows 1-4 nineteen more times then rows 1 and 2 once, or until you have approx 15″ (38 cm) down the center, or until you have just enough yarn left to do the bind off. Make sure you are changing colors every two rows,
Bind off with the last color used on the body of your shawl. You can bind off in and traditional way or use the stretchy bind off (see special stitches).
Weave in/Bury all tails.
Wash and lightly block