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Bettye Shawlette & Shawl Knitting Pattern Download


If you’ve ever been to the shop I work at, A Good Yarn Sarasota, you’ve probably been greeted from the knitting table by Bettye Banks. Bettye is a dear customer and has to be the most joyful individual I’ve ever met.  If Bettye has ever had a bad day, you wouldn’t know it. She is also a wealth of information on recent Sarasota History, which is just another reason I love Bettye. She put in a request a few weeks back: Cat, why don’t you design me a shawlette? And since many people request small projects to give as gifts, to knit whilst traveling or to use with pricey yarn, I decided to give it a shot. The yarns I used are so beautiful, they don’t require a complicated stitch pattern. You could choose to use a heavier yarn with a coordinating size of needle and you’ll have a larger-size project. For example, using a worsted weight yarn (and a larger needle size) for the Small, would give you closer to a Medium or Large size project.

In previous versions of this pattern, I used the terms, Shawlette & Shawl for sizing. The Shawlette is now Small, the Shawl is now Medium and Large is the NEW size.

Finished Measurements
Small/Shawlette: 26” x 28” x 33”; (66 x 71 x 84)cm

Medium: 34” x 37” x 45”; (86 x 80 x 114)cm

Large: 36” x 40” x 49”; (91 x 100 x 124)cm

Bettye Shawlette & Shawl Knitting Pattern Yarns
Yarn for Small/Shawlette:

Yarn A: Faery Wings by Fyberspates 69% Mulberry Silk, 22% Mohair, 9% Polymide: 191yds (175m)/(50g)
Color #09 Magenta, 1 skein

Yarn B: Kin Gin by Ito
51% Viscose, 49% Polymide: 328 yds(301m)/50g
Color #437 Lilac Red, 1 cone

Yarn for Medium: Rose Sport by Primrose Yarn Co. 
100% Merino Wool: 325 yds(297m)/100g
Color: Dolores, 1 skein

Yarn for Large: Keira by Miss Babs 
100% Merino Wool: 560yds(512m)/225g 
Color: Rainbow Jasper, 1 skein

- 24” or 32” circular needles on size US 5 (3.75 mm) or US 6 (4 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge

Small/Shawlette: Yarn A + Yarn B: Approx. 16 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Yarn Over Rib Stitch on US 5 (3.75 mm).
Medium & Large: Approx. 16 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Yarn Over Rib Stitch on US 6 (4 mm).


  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle


Read more about my transition to knitwear design HERE.

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