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Sassenach Tassel Shawl Knitting Pattern

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In this post, you will see the Sassenach Tassel Shawl Knitting Pattern.

A replica of Claire’s shawl seen worn in Outlander season 1 episode 8 ‘Both Sides Now’, episode 10 ‘By The Pricking Of My Thumbs’ and episode 15 ‘Wentworth Prison’.

Scroll down to view the free pattern or you can purchase a printer-friendly ad-free PDF here.

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Shawl With Tassels

The shawl’s colors and design were inspired by the shawl worn by Claire during season 1 in the Outlander series.

With a textured brown yarn similar to the shawl seen in the show, this project could be worked up in any color of your choice.

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This pattern will allow you to create a large triangle shawl with a tassel stitched to each corner point.

I paired the shawl with a wooden shawl pin but it can be worn in many ways.

If you are looking for more shawl patterns you may like these patterns

Claire and Geillis from Outlander
Claire wearing her tassel shawl in Outlander Season 1 – Image Copyright to Starz.com

More Outlander Knitting Patterns

Claire Fraser’s costumes have motivated many knitters to make shawls, infinity scarves, and more throughout the five seasons that have aired so far.

I wanted to make an Outlander collection of knits that are inspired by both Claire and her daughter Brianna, from Sontag shawls, mittens, and scarves.

You can see a roundup of Outlander Knitting Patterns here.

There are also the Outlander Pattern Collection Ebooks you can view in my shop below:

The Ultimate Outlander Collection – With 39 Knitting Patterns.

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Worn With Claire’s Cable Knit Arm Warmers – Get The Pattern Here

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any beginner to advanced beginner knitters.

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Sassenach Tassel Shawl Knitting Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

Shop ALL of the Outlander Pattern Collection here.

Skill Level – Easy

Notes

The main body of this shawl is knit from the bottom up and grows through a number of increases.

There are three tassels made in the same yarn which are stitched to each corner pint of the shawl when it is finished.

The main body of this shawl is knit from the bottom up and grows through a number of increases.

There are three tassels made in the same yarn which are stitched to each corner pint of the shawl when it is finished.

Copyright

  • Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern. 
  • If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
  • You may sell items produced using this pattern.
  • Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing.
  • In all product listings please credit Handy Little Me (Louise Bollanos) as the designer.
  • For the copyright T&C’s please read my Terms of Use.
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Size

Please note – these sizes are just a rough guide, you can knit this shawl until it is comfortable for you to wear – test it out against yourself to see if you want to make the length shorter or longer before casting off.

You can wear the shawl over your shoulders, wrapped into your shoulders as Claire wears it, or to close with a shawl pin.

  • M – Width tip to tip – 58 inches/147 cm
  • M – Length – top to bottom = 31 inches/78 cm
  • You can add fewer or more stitches to adjust the size to increase or decrease.
  • Add fewer by – 10 stitches and more by + 10 sts.
  • Where you are able to adjust the size is noted in the pattern.

Gauge – 10 x 10 cm/4 x 4 inches = 10 sts/20 rows in garter stitch.

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Yarn

  • Yarn – 100g/106 yards/97m x 3 (S) x 4 (M) 5 (L/XL) x 6+ (XL/XXL)
  • Yarn weight – Super Bulky 06/Super Chunky/14 Ply.

Yarn notes

Please note that the yarn used is Super Bulky/Super Chunky/14 Ply and gives a heavy look to the shawl.

I used 100% wool.

The yarn I used was Rowan Big Wool – in a color that has now been discontinued (it had been in my yarn stash for years).

You can substitute with any super bulky yarn for example:

Needles

  • 10mm (US 15) Knitting needles.
  • I used my interchangeable circular needles on a 100cm/40′′ cable as there were many stitches.
  • I did not join in the round to knit.

Notions

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Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List

  • Beg – Beginning
  • Cont – Continue
  • Foll – Following
  • K – Knit
  • KFB – Knit into the front and back of the stitch to increase.
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Rep – Repeat

Pattern

Cast on 2 sts.

  • Row 1: Knit.
  • Row 2: KFB into both sts. (4 sts)
  • Row 3: KFB onto the 1st stitch, K to last st, KFB into last st. (6 sts).
  • Row 4: Knit.
  • Rep rows 3 and 4 until there are: *120 (S)/130 sts (M)/140 (L)/150+ (XL)

(The M size is seen in the photos).

*This is where you can adjust the size.

  • If you stop at 120 sts this will be an S – small size.
  • If you stop at 130 sts this will be the M – medium size.
  • If you want to make the L size you will need approx – 140+ sts.
  • For the XL/XXL size, you will need approx – 150+ sts.
  • You can add fewer or more stitches to adjust the size.
  • Add fewer by – 10 stitches and more by + 10 sts.
  • You can adjust the stitches according to your size.
  • The larger the shawl, the easier it will be to tie behind your back/waist.

Cast off loosely and weave in all ends.

Make 3 tassels and stitch to each corner point.

You can see a tutorial on how to make tassels and attach them here.

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I’d love to see your work.

Happy Knitting!

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