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Dare I Say? This is a Funky, Sexy Knitted Shawl Pattern. Mmm.

Free (and easy!) Funky Knitted Shawl Pattern

Other terms that pop into my head? Simple. Glorious. Chunky. Sexy. Edgy. Chic. Hip. Hippie. Stylish. And my usual YUMMY and DELICIOUS.

WHEW!

Okay, okay! Enough already! Pictures!

Well, I went for a walk downtown with my boo: It was sunny and pleasant.

knitted shawl pattern

 

 

All of a sudden, the wind picked up and the sun went behind the clouds! BRRR!    I donned my wrap quicker than a snap!

easy knitted shawl pattern

Ahhh. Much better! We continued our walk, me, all warm and cozy-like…

cozy knitted shawl pattern

 

And I was happy: (I am smiling with no teeth showing as even though I’ve had Invisalign braces for a year and a half now, I still think my teeth are crooked and it’s not a natural thing for me to smile in pictures. I’m working on it. 😉

 sexy knitted shawl pattern

This one you can see the knitted shawl in all its glory as I pretend to… be an eagle? Or something.  

beginner knitted shawl pattern

I used many different types and colors of yarns, but I kept several things in mind. 

1. I used colors that flowed and were similar in intensity. I layed out all the balls of yarn at first to make sure they all looked good together and none stood out or felt harsh. I wanted it to have a soft and sexy feel.

2. I knit 2 rows in each color (LEAVING THE ENDS TO HANG OUT AND FORM THE FRINGE ON ONE SIDE) … until I had used all the colors and then began again with the first color, so a subtle striping effect occurred, which I love. It’s not too noticeable, though, as some of the yarns slowly change colors (have long color shifts). Too cool. 

My handsome and delightful and ever-talented boyfriend-photographer shot these photos for me, in our local downtown area. Even though it’s summer most places in the northern hemisphere, it’s still more spring-ish weather here. High-60’s And unusual for us, we’ve been having some wind, so there is a slight chill to the air, especially if the sun goes behind the clouds. So this knitted shawl pattern worked out great for me!!

And I promise, it’s so easy, even the beginnerest of beginners can knit it! This could even be your FIRST knitted item. It’s that easy. But seriously, look how gorgeous it is. The chunks! The fringe! The hippiness of it! (I think I have a little hippie living inside of me who tries to dress me on occasion, only for my more modern self to usually squelch it and say “Shhh, honey, not now.”

If you’re a hand-spinner, this is IDEAL for using up left-over bits of hand-spun yarn. Or any hand-spun yarn. I’ve got all sorts of hand-spun yarn, ribbon yarn, you-name-it yarn!

So some things to keep in mind when styling this type of thick, chunky, funky knitted shawl:

 1. Since the shawl itself demands so much attention, you want to keep the rest of your look simple and fitted. 

-Imagine this worn with a huge, flowy tent dress and you can see it would be too overwhelming visually. So keep your outfit simple. I chose jeans (American Eagle crop skinny jeans, $38.50), a nude tank (Old Navy, $3.50) and strappy summer sandal heels (PacSun, $39.99). So the look is simple and classic, casual and visually calm, allowing the fabulous, look-at-me shawl to get all the attention it deserves.

2. Don’t be afraid of bold accessories

-It’s okay to wear bold chunky accessories to give some balance, like some wrist bangles or hoop earrings or big sun glasses. But I would say to choose one, maybe two pieces and don’t go crazy with it, or again, you run the risk of the look being overwhelming.

3. Wear it with confidence!

-Nothing sexier than a confident woman! I have to work on this one, but I’m getting there.

So after such a fun jaunt around the park, I settled in to read for a spell: 

easy knitted shawl pattern

Yes, I was actually reading a style book (from the library). 🙂 

I’ve always thought I dressed “ok” but my boyfriend is a style expert and little by little I’ve been learning better style habits. It doesn’t come naturally! 

If you’re like me and don’t have a clue about fashion, I highly recommend the book I was reading, entitled, Style Clinic: How to Look Fabulous All the Time, at Any Age, for Any Occasion by Paula Reed.

I’d be happy to continue to share my style revelations with you if you like, but if you’re not into that kind of thing, just let me know!

Another thing that has helped me is to find and read some style blogs. My current favorite, since I’m short (5’1″) and have a hard time finding clothes in my size, is:

Extra Petite. She is so cute and finds all kinds of petite sizing. OH, to be as skinny as she!

(One thing I noticed about these pictures is that I’m packing a little too much chub. No, I don’t think I’m fat, but I am 30 now and it’s time to start shaping up or shipping out!) So on that note, I’ve been working out for the past 3 weeks and so far have lost 1/2″ in my waist, 1/2″ in my legs and 1/4″ in my hips. WOO! I’ll take it! As I’m not really trying to lose size or too much weight (maybe 5 lbs or so), I’m really happy with that. I haven’t weighed as that is not really a priority.
I just wanted to start feeling better about myself and so I made the decision to make a change.

What I’ve been doing:

1. Working out 4 to 5 times a week, about 20-30 min a day. I have been doing You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises . I do have a gym membership but it takes about 25 minutes to drive there, so I don’t go. Just the time investment feels like a waste. So I work out at home, in my bedroom. I have altered the program in the book a little and so what I mainly do is legs on Mondays and Wednesdays, and arms on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I don’t really do abs as much as the other exercises incorporate the ab muscles, but occasionally I’ll throw in an ab exercise or two if I feel like it. I use bags of yarn as weights if I need them. HA HA! And to keep limber, I do some yoga as well. Yoga is also very centering and spiritual for me, so I try to fit that in once in awhile.

2. Eating more protein. I am a carb-aholic. I LOVE cookies and bread and ice cream with Nutella and all things sweet and carby! In fact, if I don’t pay attention, I will inevitably reach for those things all day, not realizing I consumed mostly carbs with little protein. Protein is needed to build muscles and as I am trying to sculpt and build muscle, I simply need more protein. So I’ve been consuming 2 scoops of protein powder with 1 or 2 raw eggs, mixed into water after each workout. (I highly recommend Mercola Miracle Whey Chocolate Protein Powder . It comes in 6 different flavors, my favorites being chocolate, peanut butter and vanilla. It really tastes great and anything Dr. Mercola comes out with is natural and better for you than most other brands)
Then I eat something for breakfast a few hours later, like fried eggs in butter (I do consume a lot of fats, and if that shocks you, feel free to read Dr. Mercola’s website, as he has TONS of information on the subject. The right kind of fats are good for you! Butter is a natural product and has so many health benefits. Ideally, you want organic, raw (unpasteurized) butter, but that is hard to come by, so regular will do. It’s much better than margarine. Margarine is one of the biggest marketing tricks ever. It’s basically rancid oils that have been blasted with metal particles, dyed yellow since it’s normally an unappetizing gray, and flavored. Ewww.)
Then I eat in another couple hours, around noon, then a snack around 2 or 3 and then maybe a small dinner. Snacks include a tablespoon of almond butter or peanut butter, sardines (yum!), full-fat cottage cheese or yogurt with fruit, etc. Anything with protein. For dinner, I try to eat chicken or steak or beans.
This is what I try to do but if there is homemade bread sitting around, or cookies, I will snatch some. Can’t help it. I don’t starve myself. I eat what I want and when I want! I just try to eat protein first and then if I’m still hungry, I’ll grab  a carb or two. Oh, yes, and I drink LOTS of water. Everyday. Without fail. And about 2 cups of coffee a day because I just love it.

WHEW! Enough style and health talk. Back to the shawl!

For mysterious effect, in walks the black and white photo:  (Imagine mysterious music…dum duh dum dummmm… DUMMMM)

hand knit shawl pattern

And now for the pattern that you’ve been waiting for! Can you stand the suspense!?

I will give it to you, dear reader, in a simple few words: Knit every stitch every row. DONE. 😀

Okay, here is a little more formal of a pattern, but you get the idea. It’s just basic garter stitch, so you’ll want to cast on as many stitches as you like, in any needle size you like, and knit every stitch every row until you feel like being done. Then tie on some fridge with the excess yarn you have left over. 

Just in case you’re wondering, here is how I did it:

FUNKY KNITTED SHAWL PATTERN:

Ravelry Link

-CO 45 stitches using US size 13 needles via the long-tail CO method

-Changing yarns every 2 rows, knit every stitch every row until piece measures 5 feet in length. BO. Allow your ends to hang out, after you complete each color. So you’ll knit 2 rows with Color 1, let the ends hang out. Knit another 2 rows with Color 2, let the ends hang out, etc… You can tie on more fringe if you like. 🙂

So there you have it, my friend! A beautiful, SUPER easy shawl, that can be dressed up, dressed down, worn inside, outside, in different seasons, and feels warm and cozy and wonderful.

Have a blessed day and I hope you get to knit something wonderful today! I’m off to the coffee shop to work on a golden straw scarf I’m making up and to continue to list items in my shop for you!

Lots of love,

~C.

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By | 2017-09-04T14:05:13+00:00 June 6th, 2012|Finished Objects, Knitting, Knitting Patterns|69 Comments

69 Comments

  1. Penny June 7, 2012 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Lovely email & shawl.
    Beautiful girl too!

    • Chandi June 7, 2012 at 2:16 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Penny! Glad you like it!

  2. Janelle June 12, 2012 at 2:20 am - Reply

    Love, love this shawl. This is pure art and the best kind of knitting – free form! Thanks for the insoiration.

    • Chandi June 15, 2012 at 11:19 pm - Reply

      Ah, thanks so much, Janelle!

  3. Marion October 28, 2012 at 11:04 am - Reply

    This is gorgeous Chandi – and just what I was looking for to use up all my ends of balls of yarn. Just one thing Chandi – does it matter if the yarn is nowhere near the same thickness? Should I work with 2 or 3 strands of any finer yarn? or did you increase and decrease stitches along the way?
    Love your blog and your website and your yarns – thank you so much for sharing.
    My husband calls me a geurrilla knitter – fall in love with yarn, find some needles and start knitting…find out later what it is!

    • Chandi October 30, 2012 at 2:48 am - Reply

      Oh, thank you, Marion! I am so happy you like it!

      I believe most of my yarns were similar in thickness, so if you have a large difference in your yarn thickness, then, yes, I would say hold the thinner ones double or even triple if need be. Nope, I didn’t increase or decrease, I just did basic garter stitch. I hope yours turns out beautiful!!

      ~Chandi

  4. Amanda January 9, 2013 at 5:59 am - Reply

    I’ve just made my first shawl (it was lace pattern with Patons Lace yarn) and I loved it. However, the colors are not me. (The yarn was a gift so I didn’t choose it myself.) So I’ve been searching for a wonderful shawl that I can wear (I’m 24 years old so sometimes they make you look old.) And your shawl has spoken to me. I’m starting this project tonight!

  5. Shelley February 5, 2013 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Hi, Your patterns are cool.. I noticed on the thrummed mittons that you say you use circular needles of most things.. and even mittens.. and a magic circle? is that how you use circular needles when there aren’t enough stitches to go around it.. is that just twisting the middle part? I have only looked around your site a bit.. but it is very nice.. will spend some more time here tonight after work. Thanks! Really like the Shawl and it will let me use up lots of stuff that has been accumulating!

    • Chandi February 5, 2013 at 1:05 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Shelley! Yes, this is called the Magic Loop method and I use it for most of my circular projects! I’d recommend a youtube search to find how to do this. It’s wonderful! ~Chandi

  6. Bernadette March 12, 2013 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Your yarns and information is fantastic keep it coming

  7. Dawn April 18, 2013 at 11:51 am - Reply

    Chandi,

    You are awesome! Thank you for the spinning video and the patterns.

  8. Jodi April 19, 2013 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    You forgot to mention a very very important thing. Your purse. That’s my thing and knitting of course. What type, color and where dud you buy your purse? Come on girl share info. Thanks Jodi

    • Chandi April 19, 2013 at 5:33 pm - Reply

      HA ha! It was a little shop in Arkansas… Very long time ago!

  9. Gay Nell Williamson April 30, 2013 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Beautiful shawl!! I love it! I have so many tiny balls of yarn floating around, this would be glorious. Re your figure, girl, be healthy, but your look incredible. God didn’t mean for women to look like teenage boys!! Rock on, you look fabulous!! I wish I had enjoyed myself more when I was thin, now I’m middle-aged and built like a mini-van. I look back at my younger self and think, “Damn, I was hot!”, and I had no clue. Enjoy yourself, you’re beautiful!

  10. Marion Tysnes June 14, 2013 at 3:09 am - Reply

    Lovely blog – I truly enjoy reading your stuff. Sometimes you even talk me into buying stuff I really, really, really shouldn’t buy (the stash forgotten in the boxes whispers to me…..)…. But thanks for adding color and fun and beauty to my life <3

  11. Ruth June 15, 2013 at 2:12 am - Reply

    Enjoyed reading about your lovely shawl. Fabulous! I crocheted an afghan using leftover and “donated” yarn. Used all kinds, doubling the fine type. I just picked up a ball and worked until done, then the next ball, etc. Some time ago I knitted a shawl in all garter stitch. Started out with solid color worsted (can’t remember number of stitches, but you can estimate, and larger needles (or pins, as they have a cap, right?) Probably around size 8 or 9. Knitted about 6 or 8 inches. Then switched to size 2 or 3 needles, using same weight yarn, and did about an inch, then switched back to larger needle and repeated until I had the length I wanted. Looks pretty if you add a finer yarn or cord to do the smaller stitches. You could also do it on circular working in rows and have the stripes running horizontally, your choice. I am going to do one in white and silver next. Sitting here enjoying a dish of ice cold watermelon trying to cool off. Weather beastly hot and rainy, normal for this time of year. Enjoy your jazzy scarf – happy knitting! PS Regarding your figure, you don’t have to do anything, just eat healthy, you’re just right,

  12. Dorothy June 15, 2013 at 3:39 am - Reply

    when you get to the end of a row, and you are changing colours, what do you do with the old colour and ends? Do you have to sew in the end of every row? or do you leave it long for fringe??

    Never sure about switching colours, how to do it. And in this type, it looks fabulous as it is ever changing, but always wonder about ends

    • Chandi June 15, 2013 at 3:25 pm - Reply

      Yes, just let the ends hang out!

  13. Ronni June 28, 2013 at 12:18 am - Reply

    I just love your new vision of the color ways. I too have no fashion sense but I’m getting better by ma age I would hope so, I too am verticaly challenged @ 5’2 and 89 lbs. I am a disabled veteran and as much as I love your stuff at this time I live on disability. To make it worse I picked up a parasite that if they can’t figure out what type will slowely kill me (hence my weight, I used to weigh 104 lbs). As for trying to lose weight if you like apples eat 1 or 2 a day, it really works, (I used to give them to my patients) the fiber and natural sugar fills you with lower calorie intake, and raises your metabolism naturally.

  14. Jane July 25, 2013 at 11:18 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi, I love this shawl! I am a spinner and lots offhand spun yarns. What is the approx weight of the yarn that you used? You only have fringe on bone side. If you changed yarn every row , did you just weave in the end opposite the fringe? Thanks so much, Jane

  15. Bev August 7, 2013 at 3:13 am - Reply

    I really like this shawl. I like to wrap up when I get a chill

  16. Susan August 23, 2013 at 1:36 am - Reply

    I’m knitting a shawl that’s very similar. The difference is I didn’t plan my colors. I put all my leftover worsted weight yarn in a basket next to my knitting chair. Oops I did plan a little. I started with Fun-fir – did 3or 4 rows then I reached into my basket. Whatever yarn I picked up (without looking) I knit with it (unless it would clash horribly) And every ten inches I ‘d use one of my funky yarns. I’m almost done! (sorry no pictures)

  17. Linda November 25, 2013 at 12:57 am - Reply

    LOVE THE BLOG AND THE SIMPLE PATTERN…THIS IS THE ONE I WILL START WITH TO TEACH MY DAUGHTER TO KNIT….AND SHE CAN PLAY WITH ALL MY SCRAPS..WIN-WIN <3 THANKS

  18. Mary November 25, 2013 at 1:03 am - Reply

    We don’t use margarine in our house either we use butter

  19. Margaret November 25, 2013 at 1:26 am - Reply

    Everything you make is a color wonderland for me. I think you have beautiful taste and love all your colors and yarns and projects…… Keep up the good work. Love following you as a fan.

  20. Angelica Escalera November 25, 2013 at 3:16 am - Reply

    Wow…thank you for the wonderful pattern! Your shawl and your pictures are beautiful!! I enjoyed reading it and congratulations on you taking care of yourself. I believe that and the knitting all contributes to our well being and sharing it with other people continues the good karma. I will definitely be making this…thank you again and to your lucky boyfriend for taking the great pictures.

  21. Diane Cheney November 30, 2013 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Chandi, LOVE LOVE your shawl. I am going to ask a dumb question. I knit the first row and am at the bottom of that row. Do I BO that yarn and start back at the top with my next cover?? Or do I start knitting my 2nd row back upon the 1st row,ending at the top?? Like a up and down? Or do each row at the top ending at the bottom BO for the next yarn. Thank you, can’t wait to start. GREAT project for sure. Always, Diane

    • Chandi December 2, 2013 at 8:54 pm - Reply

      Diane, the easiest way really is to work 2 rows of each color and then let the end dangle as the fringe. 🙂 Chandi

  22. Diane Cheney November 30, 2013 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Chandi, I found my answer above in one of the posts. Have a GREAT day and I will send a picture when done. Thank You, Di

  23. Jennifer Jamieson December 3, 2013 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    simply beautiful … and after having just seen the movie “Catching Fire” perhaps your pose in the photo is not that of an eagle but of a “Mocking Jay”? 🙂

  24. WHAT WAS I THINKING? | Monkey Needle December 19, 2013 at 4:39 am - Reply

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  25. caroline December 19, 2013 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Loving this shawl and can’t wait to give it a go, can I just ask, how do you get the bobbly uneven bits?

    • Chandi December 23, 2013 at 7:35 pm - Reply

      I used hand-spun yarn which created the bobbly bits. 🙂

      Chandi

  26. kel February 18, 2014 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Thanks, Chandi! Now I just need YOUR figure to pull this sucker off!! (And my own hot Boo!)…

    Kel

  27. athousandtimestooshort March 2, 2014 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi, this is beautiful. I have just started knitting (normally a crocheter) and wanted a beautiful colourful garment to make for myself (and to use all the different yarn that seems to accumulate very very quickly). Thanks for sharing – I’ll add it to my queue on Ravelry and link to my blog when I make it (love the idea of leaving the ends to make a fringe! I am currently crocheting a blanket with lots of colour changes and was trying to work out what to do with all the ends – am not looking forward to hours of weaving them in :)).

  28. Liz March 6, 2014 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    Love this blog about your self image. I have never had an image problem! Been over weight since I was 8. Learned to see @ 10, made all my clothes – designer style to fit ME. I’ve lost weight 3 times in my life, but this time I have to do it for ever!!! So keep posting, I like reading about your progress.
    I love your yarns & thanks for the “arm chair knitting” plus this free pattern shawl.

  29. Lisa Wallace April 19, 2014 at 12:35 am - Reply

    I am doing a similar shawl beginning with just 3 stitches and working a large triangle. I start every row with a new strand of yarn so there will be fringe on both sides. I use mainly worsted but found it works to work in ant other weight for a row or two. My colors are all in purples and browns (my favorites) with a few others stuck in here and there. This is the perfect shawl for stash busting. I can’t wait to finish it, but it is a project I save for in between projects. Every now and then I take six or more hanging strands and loop them together. This is so cool. I only wish I was as gorgeous and sexy as you are to model it!

    On another note, I am amazed at your productivity and generosity! Thank you.

  30. Amanda May 6, 2014 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    You should make kits w your left over yarn w the pattern and sell them. I am new to your website and to using higher end yarns. I’d love to make this but it would take me forever because of lack of yarn. 🙂 I love it and tink its adorable!!! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Ronni June 13, 2014 at 1:24 am - Reply

    I made this shawl and LOVE, LOVE , LOVE it! It went so fast! Every time I sat in my ‘knitting chair’ I added a row or two, and before I knew it, it was done! It’s great to snuggle in on a cold NC (not to be compared with Alaska!) winter’s day, too!!

  32. Tahannan June 22, 2014 at 8:14 am - Reply

    Hi! When I first saw this, I am absolutely fell in love with it. The funky look, the creative idea made me immediately start looking in my yarn basket. I used 9 mm. needle with 50 st. cast on. As most of my left over yarn is either white, black or gray, my shawl consists of these three colours. In order to keep the thickness consistent, I had to use double strands as some of the yarn was thinner than the rest. The result looks fantastic. It would be great if I could send you a photo when it’s finished. Please let me know how best to do that. Thank you very much for your creative idea.

  33. Rena July 30, 2014 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    I am new to knitting/crocheting and have loved all of your stuff so far. Your youtube videos are super helpful and your personality is adorable. Thanks! Can’t wait to try this one! 🙂

  34. Kimberly August 12, 2014 at 11:15 am - Reply

    I just stumbled upon your blog via ravelry and you and your work are very lovely and refreshing. Thank you!

  35. Marie Keough November 23, 2014 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    Hello Chandi,

    Your shawl is beautiful and I can hardly wait to start mine tonight :)! Now, a question, would it be absolutely sinful to use some synthetic yarns in my shawl or would that be a real no,no. Just wanting to use up many leftover pieces of natural and synthetic yarns?

    Thank you Chandi
    Marie

    • Chandi November 26, 2014 at 2:42 pm - Reply

      Oh, absolutely! You can definitely use synthetic yarns as well. 🙂

  36. Kay Ivey December 17, 2014 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Love the shawl and this pattern idea is going into my “to do” for 2015…thanks so much!!

    And I disagree…you have a beautiful smile…so warm, tender and loving. When I see you fully smiling (as in showing your teeth!) you warm my heart.

    So don’t hesitate to fully grin for pics….your smile lights my world!!
    Keep up the wonderful emails!!
    k

  37. rosalin February 24, 2015 at 12:11 am - Reply

    My shawl looks nice, I had to put a 100st on the needle in order for it to look nice.

  38. Susan March 9, 2015 at 2:01 am - Reply

    What a superb way to use some of my left over and stash yarn. Thank you very much. Fringe has been reported as the way to go for fall of 2015. 🙂

  39. Quinn April 10, 2015 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Hello,
    I simply LOVE this shawl! But, I am a beginner at knitting and I haven’t quite mastered it yet. Is there any chance you have this pattern on a video tutorial?

    • Autumn December 6, 2015 at 2:53 pm - Reply

      Yes, a video tutorial would be so great! I also just learned to knit using your videos on YouTube, Chandi, and I’d love to make this, but I’m nervous I’ll mess up even this easy pattern.
      When you leave the tails, how many inches are you leaving? They like quite long, which makes the fringe look fabulous. Is knitting like crochet in that you have to knot the tail so the piece won’t unravel? With crochet you always have to weave them in or if you pull them (depending on which tail you’re yanking in) everything comes apart. I’d love it if you could ease my nerves about that. Thanks! ?

      • Chandi January 8, 2016 at 2:01 pm - Reply

        You can leave the tails as long as you like, dear! Up to you. You can knot the tail, but it’s not necessary when binding off. But definitely weave the tails in when finished. You can also buy “fray check” and it will help to “glue” the tails into place so they don’t come undone. 🙂

  40. Margaret April 13, 2015 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Oh Chandi! This is so lovely . . . and we are kindred spirits–my downfall is Nutella! I’ve been thinking of creating something with leftover yarns and something like this shawl seems perfect.

    All good things,
    Margaret

  41. Susan Knitzilla Barr May 10, 2015 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    So beautiful…. just like YOU!! I’m glad you’re staying in shape but I’d never say you were chubby. And show those pearly whites, baby!!

  42. jenny June 26, 2015 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Hi there! Thanks for the inspiration Chandi. The shawl is gorgeous. My daughter and I are both knitting one soon. On a side note….Dr Mercola is awesome and his blog is very informative. Have you heard of Epi-Paleo Rx book by Jack Kruse? Google him. His blogs are epic. It’s captivating info for optimal health.

  43. Iris September 15, 2015 at 6:46 am - Reply

    Chandi, I love that I found your website and your beautiful patterns. I am wondering how to save the ones I want to make?

  44. Sarah October 16, 2015 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    starting to make your Funky Knitted Shawl using many of my “left overs”.
    When adding new yarn every 2nd row you say let the tail hang out. Do you not have to tie them
    to keep the whole thing from raveling out?

  45. wini October 31, 2015 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous shawl!!!! I’m an obsessed knitter, crocheter and Hawaiian quilter and love everything yarn. Can’t wait to put my own colour scheme together to produce this amazing shawl.

  46. Kim November 23, 2015 at 3:25 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for the lovely email – you have no idea how much it means to so many that take the time to send emails and that they are packed with free patterns
    I really appreciate you taking time like I feel many others feel the same
    Going to be able to try yarn in future
    Thanks again

  47. Jan June 21, 2016 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    Chandi, love the shawl pattern, what a great way to use up stash! Thank you!

  48. Dorothy July 11, 2016 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    I loved this shawl the first time you posted it and tried making it that summer. I also added one row of popcorn stitich every time, I used white yarn. The rest were blues and pinks and maroons. Loved the finished one, and gave it as a gift to someone who would appreicate it.

    Forgot about that.
    Now I am going to make one again for me, in denims and other blues and pinks — and you are right. the different textures make it .
    Thanks for reposting this !!
    Dorothy

  49. Pamela Gross September 10, 2016 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Love your design – I do urge you though to eat proper food not powders and potions lots of fruit, veg and nuts,cereals, some fish, meat and eggs and only a little naughty foods. We just don’t know what all the other stuff could do to us eventually if we prepare everything ourselves from fresh foods then we know – keep knitting

  50. Johanna October 20, 2016 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    Love, love, love this shawl! I can’t wait to get started on making one, I just need to decide my colors… Hmmm decisions, decisions. 🙂 I enjoyed your post. You have inspired me to get more active. I always thought if I don’t go to a gym I can’t accomplish the job. Well, I too am going to give it a try from home. Thanks for such a great post! Happy knitting!

  51. Cori November 2, 2016 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Love this shawl! I’ve saved the pattern to my Ravelry library.

  52. Lynn Thiessen December 15, 2016 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi….love this shawl and I really want to knit one! The problem is I have just started knitting and I do not have a stash of yarn so would have to buy new yarn. Can you recommend a good yarn/weight to use and needle size? Also is there a type of stitch I could throw in here and there to resemble the bobbly bits?? Thanks Chandi!!

  53. Nancy March 13, 2017 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    I love this idea! I have yarn from a Dreambird shawl that I ripped out over a year ago that would be perfect for it!

  54. Bridgette April 18, 2017 at 7:38 am - Reply

    Yaaay!! Omg, this is so beautiful and simple. I would try my hand at using a color-changing yarn when making this, but to each his/her own. Chandi, you have such awesome designs!! I looove theeem!!

  55. LInda Mc May 12, 2017 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    I have made two shawls. What fun! Thank you for teaching me how to knit. Your tutorials are great,

  56. Caroliner May 19, 2017 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    I love this shawl. I am using pastal colors in baby pompom wool mixed with some acrylic for every other color, UK size 9mm needles and it looks amazing. Very spring/summer fresh look. Thank you gorgeous the pattern and style ideas.

  57. Suzanne August 23, 2017 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Chandi you are just a delight. Keep growing. Your shawl is perfect- I hope I can achieve a similar look. I’m an old hippie and it brings back memories. 🙂

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