That 70s Shawl

In DK weight yarn, Patterns, Shawls & Shawlettes, Shop sample available by Shannon

Go stash-diving in your DK-weight yarns, and create the 70’s shawl of your dreams. With a super-wearable crescent shape (and my own hack for getting the top edge to lay flatter than some crescent shawls do), a mix of two complementary speckled colorways, and fringe for days, you’ll be happily wrapping yourself in this shawl before you can binge-watch a season of your favorite show.


  • Finished Measurements: 65”/165 cm wingspan, 14”/35 cm deep at center, measured after blocking and not measuring fringe.
  • Yarn: approximately 405 yards/370 m DK-weight yarn. I used Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK in Bollywood (cA, 205 yards/187.5 m) and Zephyr (cB, 200 yards/183m).
  • Needles: US 7/4.5mm (or size to obtain gauge) for flat knitting.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch.