In this post, you will see the Vervain 3/4 knitted shawl pattern.
This project uses three skeins of DK hand-dyed yarn from Ring A Rosie Yarns in the UK.
Scroll down to view the free knitting pattern, or grab the printer-friendly ad-free PDF in my shop here.
Inspired By The Vervain Plant
The Vervain plant (also known as Verbena) with its purple and pink flowers, is used for medical purposes, from helping to clear obstructions in the kidneys to soothing digestive systems.
This plant has its use in magic too – it is said to be used to purify and protect, and can be used to cleanse a sacred space.
This is also good for creativity and prosperity.
3/4 Knitted Shawl – The Yarn I Used
I knit the circle shawl in Ring A Rosie Hand Dyed Yarn – DK High Twist x 3 skeins.
This is 80% SW Merino/20% Nylon, very soft yarn, and warm to wear.
You can substitute with other yarn with the same weight (UK – DK/US – DK/light worsted/AUS – 8 Ply).
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Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for advanced beginner knitters…
Vervain Shawl Knitting Pattern
Grab the Halloween Bundle here (with 7 Knitting Patterns).
This shawl is designed with comfort and everyday wear in mind.
The simple construction and details allow this design to be knit up in many different fibers and colors sure to fit your own personal style.
Knit with hand-dyed yarn – DK yarn weight, with two strands together for a slightly heavier look.
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- You may sell items produced using this pattern.
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Skill Level – Easy
Length tip to tip (wingspan) = 48 inches/122 cm.
Width at the widest point = 20 inches/51 cm.
To make the shawl larger, you can add more yarn and keep working in the repeat pattern until you get your desired size.
Gauge – 12 sts/18 rows in 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette (stocking) stitch.
The Supplies You Need…
- Ring A Rosie – Hand Dyed Yarn – DK High Twist x 3 skeins.
- Fiber – 80% SW Merino/20% Nylon.
- Meters – 240m/100g (each skein).
- Total meters = 720 meters.
- Yarn Weight – UK – DK/US – DK/light worsted/AUS – 8 Ply.
- 6mm (US 10) 100cm/40″ circular needles.
- I used my interchangeable circular needles on a 100cm/40″ cable.
- I did not join in the round to knit the shawl.
- The shawl is worked back and forth on the needles – knit flat.
- The long cable was used to accommodate the number of stitches.
You can grab a free list of US and UK knitting terms here.
- CO – Cast on
- Cont – Continue
- K – Knit
- SM – Slip marker
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
- PM – Place marker
- Rep – Repeat
- Rem – Remaining
- RS – Right side
- WS – Wrong side
- YO – Yarn over
3/4 Shawl Pattern
Knit with two strands together throughout.
- Yarn A – Purple
- Yarn B – Purple Mix
In Yarn A CO 3 sts.
knit 10 rows, then turn the work 90 degrees, and pick up and knit 5 sts, turn the work again and pick up and knit 3 sts along the cast-on edge. (11 sts)
Place the markers…
Next, you will place 6 markers and they are numbered as follows PM1, PM2, PM3, etc.
Marker row – K3, PM1, P1, PM2, P1, PM3, P1, PM4, P1, PM5, P1, PM6, K3.
Row 1 (RS): K3, SM1, YO, K until marker, YO, SM2, K1, SM3, YO, K until marker, YO, SM4, K1, SM5, YO, K until marker, YO, SM6, K3. (6 sts increased)
Row 2 (WS): K3, SM1, P until marker no 6, SM6, K3.
Rep rows 1 and 2 until you have 178 sts/measures 9 inches in length from the center spine.
Change to Yarn B and cont to work rows 1 and 2 until you have 233 sts /measures 9 inches in length from the center spine.
Change to Yarn A and rep rows 1 and 2 – changing row 2 from a purl row to a knit row until you have 245 sts (measures 1 inch).
Finishing and Blocking
You may wish to block your shawl, you can do that as follows:
- Make sure all ends are woven in using a tapestry needle or method of choice.
- Gently block by filling a sink or water basin with lukewarm water, and add a small amount of rinse less wool wash.
- Place the items in the water and gently massage out any air bubbles.
- Drain water, gently squeezing out any excess water from the item, then roll in a towel, and stomp on the towel roll to remove any more excess water.
- Lay the item out on a towel to approx. finished wingspan measurements and allow to dry completely.
- If you want to learn more about blocking, you can read more here – Blocking Knits – 3 ways to reshape your knitting.
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