Fun to knit, lightweight, and easy to customize with color combinations and by adding tassels or fringe for some extra personality. The Gracefully Shawl is filled with textures that keep the design (and the knit) intriguing and enjoyable.
The techniques includes within this pattern include simple increases and fun techniques such as catching floats, slipping stitches, and making bobbles (with a tutorial on knitting backward!). This is a great pattern for an adventurous knitter that loves to learn new skills. More information on techniques can be found here.
The Gracefully Shawl uses (4) 50-gram fingering weight mini-skeins, each skein a different color. For more information on yarn requirements, click here.
The Gracefully Shawl was originally designed for the Tippy Tree Yarns Grace Kelly shawl MKAL of July 2021. Tiffany, the dyer behind Tippy Tree Yarns, asked me to design a shawl that represented Grace Kelly, and gave me the yarn and an inspiration photo.
The photos of Grace showed elegance, and simplicity together. I knew the shawl needed to be stunning, but it wasn't calling for open lacework. Instead, it needed a bit of texture and personality that would create a beautiful accessory for dressing up a simple outfit. At first I wasn't sure if bobbles would fit the style, but they seemed to perfect for the design, and they worked with the style very well!
It's not cold outside, but it's also not hot. Not really jacket weather, but definitely accessory weather.
Whether it's a cool summer evening outside or a crisp fall afternoon business event, the Gracefully is your go-to shawl. It's wonderfully lightweight but just warm enough to take off the little bit of chill. And it's the perfect shawl for dressing up a simple outfit, whether it's a plain black dress, khakis, or a pair of jeans.
This shawl loves to be paired with heels or everyday sneakers. It's super chill but loves to be the star of the show.
And your yarn colors will totally determine it's vibe: fun and funky or delicate and elegant. Maybe you need one of each?
You need a knitting pattern that gets you back in love with knitting again. Nothing complex and frustrating, and nothing mindless. Something fun.
The Gracefully Shawl is just what you're looking for. It's a fun, engaging knit using lots of slipped stitches, which makes the knit fly by!
It'll also reconnect you with the excitement of trying -- and falling in love with -- something new. From the slipped honeycomb sttich to the trellis stitch, and even knitting backwards with the bobbles, you will absolutely love learning these new techniques with the guidance of linked video tutorials.
This pattern includes simple increases and decreases, slipping stitches, catching floats, and other fun techniques used for the bobbles (including a video tutorial showing how to make your bobbles without turning your work!). This is a great pattern for the adventurous knitter that loves learning new techniques.
All of my patterns include clear, step-by-step (written and charted) instructions and linked video technique tutorials that walk you through the pattern with confidence and joy. I am also available for pattern support if you have questions.
Width: 61 in / 155 cm
Depth: 27 in / 69 cm
223 yds / 204 m; 49 g Fingering Weight Yarn for Color 1
203 yds / 185 m; 44 g Fingering Weight Yarn for Color 2
213 yds / 194 m; 47 g Fingering Weight Yarn for Color 3
223 yds / 204 m; 49 g Fingering Weight Yarn for Color 4
21 yds / 19 m; 5 g Fingering Weight Yarn optional for tassels (I used Color 3)
Designed using Tippy Tree Yarns Super Sock(75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon; 230 yds / 210 m, 50 g), shown in Femme Fatale (Color 1), Elegance (Color 2), Romance (Color 3), and Princess Grace (Color 4).
Get color combination & alternate yarn recommendations here.
20 sts, 52 rows = 4” / 10 cm in honeycomb stitch with smaller needle
20 sts, 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm in trellis stitch with larger needle
20 sts, 40 rows = 4” / 10 cm in garter stitch with smaller needle
20 sts, 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch with smaller needle
3.5 mm (US size 4) – or size needed to obtain gauge – circular needles, 32” (80 cm) minimum length
4.0 mm (US size 6) – or two sizes larger than size needed to obtain gauge – circular needles, 32” (80 cm) minimum length
3 Stitch markers