Hollyhock shawl

knitting pattern

You will need

Yarn: Alize BABY WOOL. 40% wool, 40% acrylic, 20% bamboo. 50 g [1.8 oz] = 180 m [192 yds]. 5 skeins.

Knitting needles 3.5 mm [US 4].

Crochet hook 3.5 mm [US E-4].

Piece of cardboard 15 cm [6″].


Gauge (Tension)

In Stockinette stitch:

10 cm [4”] = 26 stitches, 33 rows.

Finished width: 40 cm [15¾”].


Edge stitches: slip the first stitch of the row, purl the last stitch of the row.

Work in pattern (as established) means that you will work as previously stated, without changing the position of the pattern.

K – knit.

K2togLknit 2 stitches together left leaning.

K2togRknit 2 stitches together right leaning.

K3tog – knit 3 stitches together.

P – purl.

RS – right side.

WS wrong side.

Stitch no.1:

The chart shows only the RS rows, on the WS rows P all stitches.

yarn over

Cast on 99 stitches.

Row 1 (WS): slip the edge stitch, P to the end of the row.

Row 2 (RS): slip the edge stitch, (work stitches 1-8 of the Stitch no.1) repeat 10 more times, work stitches 1-9 of the Stitch no.1, P the edge stitch.

Continue working in Stitch no.1 until the shawl measures 155 cm [61″] from the cast-on edge.

Cast off.


Here is a helpful video tutorial.

Cut a piece of cardboard 15 cm [6″] long.

Wrap the yarn around the cardboard.

Cut the yarn at the bottom of your cardboard.

Take 5 pieces of yarn and fold them in half.

Insert the crochet hook into the first stitch of the cast-on edge and the loop of the folded yarn.

Pull the yarn halfway through the cast on stitch. Then, pull the tails of yarn through the loop.

Continue attaching the tassels with an interval of 8 stitches.

Repeat for the cast-off edge.