Down-Home Pocket Shawl

Posted: April 15, 2021 by Tonja Pe Benito

Spring is in the air and I’m elated to introduce to you my newest knitting pattern, the Down-Home Pocket Shawl! You can find the kit available at Lion Brand Yarn. This is a free pattern and a low-cost ad-free pdf is available in my Shop and Ravelry.
The Down-Home Pocket Shawl was inspired to be cozy as well as functional. I love keeping my hands warm and the Down-Home Pocket Shawl is made to do just that. This design works up quickly as it uses 2 strands of yarn and a repetitive pattern so it’s perfect to make on a weekend or over a couple of evenings. Using 2 strands of worsted weight yarn gives a little weight to the shawl so it holds its shape. You can use different colored yarn for the pockets too. I’ve designed this shawl using Jeans Yarn and the kit is available at Lion Brand Yarn, there are several beautiful colors to choose from and Jeans Yarn is exceptionally soft as well as durable.

I hope you love this fun and quick pattern! Please share with me on social media. You can follow me on Instagram HERE and on Facebook HERE! Tag me @pinkplumeriamaui and use #pinkplumeriamaui. If you like this project, you can check these other free patterns: Olinda TunicModern Purl Stripes Beanie & Cowl & Librarian Cardigan. All three patterns are also available as Lion Bran Yarn Kits!
One Size, Shawl
  • About 14×58 in. (35.5×147 cm) without fringe
16 sts x 20 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm)
  • k = knit
  • p = purl
  • rep = repeat
  • RS = right side
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  1. Shawl and Pockets are worked flat in back-and-forth rows, turning at the end of each row.
  2. Pockets are sewn to each end of the Shawl.
  3. Two strands of yarn are held together to make the Shawl and Pockets.
With 2 strands of yarn held together, cast on 57 sts.
Row 1 (RS): P1, *k1, p1*; rep from * to *.
Row 2: K1, *p1, k1*; rep from * to *.
Rep Rows 1-2 two more times.
Row 1: [P1, k1] 4 times, p1, place stitch marker, k1 until last 9 sts, place stitch marker, [p1, k1] 4 times, p1.
Row 2: [K1, p1] 4 times, k1, k1 to marker, k1, [p1, k1] 4 times.
Row 3: [P1, k1] 4 times, p1, p1, [k1, p1] to marker, [p1, k1] 4 times, p1.
Row 4: [K1, p1] 4 times, k1, k1, [p1, k1] to marker, k1, [p1, k1] 4 times.
Rep Rows 1-4 until piece measures about 56.5 in. (143.5 cm) from beginning, end with Rows 1-2 as the last rows you work.
Remove stitch markers on 1st row.
Row 1: P1, *k1, p1*; rep from * to *.
Row 2: K1, *p1, k1*; rep from * to *.
Rep Rows 1-2 two more times. Bind off.
Fasten off.
Pockets (Make 2)
With 2 strands of yarn held together, cast on 25 sts.
Rows 1(RS)-2: Knit.
Row 3: P1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 4: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end.
Rep Rows 1-4 seven more times, then rep Rows 1-2. Bind off. Pockets will measure 7×7 in. (18×18 cm).
Fasten off.
With RS of of shawl and pockets facing up, place lower edge of Pockets 1.5 in. (4 cm) from bottom and centered 3.5 in. (9cm) on each side, with top opening facing towards center of Shawl. Sew Pockets in place along sides and lower edge, leaving the top edge open.
Cut one hundred & sixty-eight 18” (46 cm) lengths of yarn. Use larks head knots to attach three strands on every other st across to end of shawl for a total of twenty-eight fringes. To do so, with RS facing you, fold length in half, insert crochet hook, pull folded loop through st, use hook to grab ends and pull them through folded loop. Pull knot snug. Rep in every other st and trim fringe evenly to desired length.
Rep on other side.

You can find a Low -cost PDF version HERE or on Ravelry. You can find the kit available at Lion Brand Yarn.
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