In this post, you will see the shawl with hood knitting pattern (Magika Mystika).
This project uses three skeins of cascade 220 and two skeins of hand-dyed fingering weight yarn.
Scroll down to view the free knitting pattern, or grab the printer-friendly ad-free PDF in my shop here.
Square Shawl – The Yarn I Used
I knit the square shawl in Cascade 220 x 3 skeins in various shades of purple.
Plus Ring A Rosie Hand Dyed Yarn – Stargazer 4 Ply x 2 skeins, this is 75% SW Merino/20% Nylon/5% Stellina Sparkle.
The cascade 220 yarn was knit with two strands together and the Stargazer 4 Ply was knit with 3 strands together.
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Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for advanced beginner knitters…
Shawl With Hood Knitting Pattern
Grab the Halloween Bundle here (with 7 Knitting Patterns).
This shawl is designed with a square shape.
When worn the shawl falls around your shoulders to look like a floaty cape.
Knit with two different yarn weights, including hand-dyed yarn with two strands together and three strands together for a slightly heavier look.
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- You may sell items produced using this pattern.
- Do NOT use copyrighted photos for your product listing.
Skill Level – Easy
- Length tip to tip (wingspan) = 52 inches/132 cm.
- Width at the widest point = 28 inches/71 cm.
Please note – the length and width of the shawl can be made longer/wider by adding more yarn.
The hood is to fit an adult and measures 11 inches/28 cm in depth and 12 inches/30 cm in height.
Gauge – 12 sts/18 rows in 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette (stocking) stitch.
The Supplies You Need…
- Yarn A – 3 x Cascade 220 (Mystic Purple – 2450) (600m)
- Yarn B – 2 x Ring A Rosie Yarns (Stargazer 4ply) (800m)
- Yarn C – 1 x Cascade 220 (Heather – 2420) (200m)
- Yarn D – 1 x Cascade 220 (Regal – 7807) (200m)
The Cascade 220 yarn is an Aran/Worsted/10 Ply yarn weight.
100% Peruvian Highland Wool.
Stargazer from Ring A Rosie is a fingering weight hand-dyed yarn.
75% SW Merino/20% Nylon/5% Stellina Sparkle.
- 8mm (US 11) 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
- K2tog – Knit the next two stitches together (decrease)
- SM – Slip marker
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
- St St – Stockinette (stocking stitch)
- PM – Place marker
- Rem – Remaining
- Rep – Repeat
- RS – Right side
- WS – Wrong side
- YO – Yarn over
With Yarn A – You will knit two strands together.
CO 11 sts.
R1: K2, (PM, YO, K1, YO, PM, K1) 4 times, K1.
R2: K2, purl to the last 2 sts, K2.
R3: K2, (SM, YO, K to marker, YO, SM, K1) 4 times, K1.
R4: K2, purl to the last 2 sts, K2.
Rep rows 3 and 4 until you have around 186 sts.
Change to Yarn B (Knit with 3 strands together) and cont to work rows 3 and 4 until you have around 304 sts.
Change to Yarn C (Knit with 2 strands together) and cont to work rows 3 and 4 until you have around 328 sts.
Next WS row – Knit
(The hood is worked from the front to the back).
With Yarn D – You will knit two strands together.
CO 70 sts
- Row 1 (RS): Knit
- Row 2 (WS): Purl
- Row 3: Knit
- Row 4: Knit
- Row 5: Knit
- Row 6: Purl
- Rows 7-11: Knit
- Row 12: Purl
- Row 13: Knit
Cont to work in st st until the piece measures 10 inches from the cast on edge.
You may need to change to Yarn A if you run out of yarn for the decrease.
- Row 1 (RS): K32, K2tog, K2tog, K2tog, K32. (67sts)
- Row 2 (WS): Purl
- Row 3: K31, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K31. (65sts)
- Row 4: Purl
- Row 5: K25, K2tog, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K2tog, K25. (61sts)
- Row 6: Purl
- Cast off all rem sts, break yarn and leave a tail for seaming up the back of the hood.
- Fold the back of the hood in half and seam up using your darning/yarn needle and the mattress stitch.
- Weave in all loose ends.
- Lie the shawl flat on a flat surface right side up, and lie the hood on top with the right side touching the right side of the shawl (the inside of the hood facing you).
- Seam the hood to the neckline of the shawl, along the edges.
- Once they are connected, weave in any loose ends.
- The photo on the left is the inside seam of the shawl/hood and the photo on the right is the outside seam (which is hidden).
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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