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Raspberry Shawl

December 7, 2010

Raspberry Shawl

Raspberry is a small, drapey shawl. I’ve designed it to be wider so that it wraps easily around the shoulders. My shawl uses two strands of Indigo Moon Fingering Weight in Raspberry. You may also use an aran weight yarn. For a larger, heavier shawl, use a chunky weight yarn and 8mm needles. The finished measurements are approximate. My shawl measures approximately 55 inches across and 23 inches at the centre (after blocking). You may end up with a smaller or larger shawl depending on your gauge and choice of yarn and needles. Enjoy!

1,200 meters of sock weight yarn (used double) or
600 meters of aran weight yarn (used single)
7 mm needles (best to use 32″ or longer circulars)
1 stitch marker

Gauge(not crucial)
14 sts and 24 rows in stockinette stitch

approximately 55″ x 23″ after blocking

K = knit
P = purl
KFB = knit into front and back of next stitch
YO = yarn over needle to make 1 stitch
YF = yarn forward
YB = yarn back
K2TOG = knit two stitches together
MKR = stitch marker
PM = place marker
SLM = slip marker
MB = make bobble

Stitches Used
Garter Panel Pattern (14 rows):
Row 1: K3, YO, K to 1 st before MKR, YO, K1, SLM, K1, YO, K to last 3 sts, YO, K3
Row 2: K all stitches and YOs, SLM, K all stitches and YOs
Repeat rows 1 and 2 another 6 times. This panel increases knitting by 28 stitches.

Stockinette Panel Pattern(10 rows):
Row 1: K3, YO, K to 1 st before MKR, YO, K1, SLM, K1, YO, K to last 3 sts, YO, K3
Row 2: K3, YF, YO, P to 1 st before MKR, K1, SLM, K1, P to last 3 sts, YO, YB, K3
Repeat rows 1 and 2 another 4 times. This panel increases knitting by 30 stitches.

K5 into next stitch, turn, K5, turn, K5, slip first four stitches over fifth stitch

Please do not slip first stitch of every row.


Set Up:
Cast on 5 stitches
Knit two rows
Next row: K1, KFB 3 times, K1
Next row: K2, KFB 4 times, K2
Next row: K6, PM, K6
You now have 12 stitches on the needle.

Work first Garter Panel. You now have 40 stitches.
Work first Stockinette Panel. You now have 70 stitches.
Work second Garter Panel. You now have 98 stitches.
Work second Stockinette Panel. You now have 128 stitches.
Work third Garter Panel. You now have 156 stitches.
Work third Stockinette Panel. You now have 186 stitches.
Work fourth Garter Panel. You now have 214 stitches.
Work fourth Stockinette Panel. You now have 244 stitches.
Work fifth Garter Panel. You now have have 272 stitches.

Next row (bottom border):
*MB, K5*, repeat * * to 4 sts before MKR, MB, K2, SL1, remove MKR, return slipped stitch back onto left needle, K2tog, return stitch back onto left needle, MB, K2, MB, **K5, MB** repeat ** ** to end.
Cast off, weave in yarn ends.

©copyright 2010 Annie Lee. This pattern may be used for non-commercial, personal use only. It may not be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission.

27 Comments leave one →
  1. Rebecca permalink
    January 17, 2011 12:12 pm

    I can’t see the picture. Anyway I can make the picture come out?

    • Anonymous permalink
      January 17, 2011 12:21 pm

      Hi Rebecca
      Do you mean the photo of the raspberry shawl? I can see it on my screen, not sure why it isn’t showing up.

  2. February 6, 2011 7:41 am

    I can’t see the photo either. :) I’m sure it’s pretty – as all your scarves are!

  3. February 6, 2011 7:45 am

    News flash – I copied and pasted the directions into a word document (just for me to use while attempting to knit this) AND THE PHOTO APPEARED! In that document. Still can’t see it on your web page.

    It IS pretty!

    Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Ellisen permalink
    November 2, 2012 2:50 pm

    Annie, thank you for another fabulous scarf. It’s a perfect size! Love your persimmon color scarf. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful creativity with us.

  5. Chrissy permalink
    December 10, 2012 6:44 am

    How does one work a YO AND YB with nothing inbetween?

  6. Alva permalink
    December 10, 2012 9:35 pm

    On the stockenette panel on the left edge I only get one thread of yarn in the holes, and it should be two. I can’t figure out how to do the YF,YO and YO,YB

    • December 11, 2012 7:39 pm


      You should only have one strand of yarn (the YO makes one stitch only). The YB or YF refers to getting the yarn into the correct position for the next stitch.

      I hope this helps!


      • February 24, 2013 6:13 pm

        I think that what Alva means is when you look at the strand between the holes ( example: between rows 4 and 1)on the end of the shawl ,yo,yf or yb,yo there is only one strand between the rows as for in the middle yos there is two strands twisted together… I’m looking everywhere on the net and I don’t understand!!! Can’t really see on the picture how yours looks…



  7. rhea permalink
    December 21, 2013 4:51 pm

    looking for the # of stitches needed to cast on thx

  8. rhea permalink
    December 21, 2013 4:53 pm

    nevermind i found it blonde moment L A M

  9. April 16, 2014 5:15 am

    Dear Annie, I ask your personal permission to translate this pattern into Russian to give our knitting-lovers a chance to produce this pretty shawl. My email is

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  11. Priscilla Bradley permalink
    August 4, 2015 10:23 am

    How do I omit the bobbles? I would preference a clean straight edge. It is a beautiful shawl and I have the perfect green for it, but no bobbles. Thanks

    • August 4, 2015 10:55 am

      Hello Priscilla,

      Just cast off after finishing the fifth garter stitch panel.

      Thank you!


      • Priscilla Bradley permalink
        August 4, 2015 3:41 pm

        Thank you for your quick response. This will make a beautiful prayer shawl. Have a peaceful day

  12. Anonymous permalink
    August 7, 2015 12:15 am

    1200 meters is how many yards

  13. Edna G Butler permalink
    August 26, 2015 4:24 pm

    I have been trying to print your pattern of Raspberry Shawl now about twenty times and can not get it unfortunately. I so much like it and would love to knit it, print comes too big or half of the instructions missing. Please help.
    Regards Edna Butler

    • Annie permalink*
      August 28, 2015 8:15 am

      Hello Edna
      Please send me an email (see contact info for my email info), I will send you the printable screen captures for this pattern.

      • Priscilla Bradley permalink
        August 28, 2015 10:51 am

        Ok send pattern, thanks

        Sent from my iPad



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