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Trust Shawl - Knitting Pattern

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To learn all about this pattern, be sure to watch the design overview video.

This shawl design is one of four shawls in the Guiding Principles Collection, which addresses the aspirations that we have for the new year as well as the characteristics we will need to possess throughout the year in order to achieve these aspirations.

When the future is uncertain, how do you react? When everything turns upside down, how do you feel? Many things throughout the coming year can’t be controlled, good or bad. An instinctive reaction is to stress, to worry, to be anxious, to resort to fear and frustration; but these reactions cause harm and damage our well-being.

The Trust Shawl originates from my desire to trust rather than exercise my anxiety – trust that everything will work out, that good can come out of every situation, and that it is ok to relax. This shawl represents the solid, grounded things that we can depend on – the things that carry weight and won’t be easily moved. I used one solid, deep-toned color and repeated familiar, weighty, structured motifs throughout the shawl. There are no surprises, and you can trust what you’re getting into: just some knits and purls. It is designed as a ¾ shawl, representative of a big hug that you can trust on for comfort and coziness.

This pattern includes both written instructions and instructions in one PDF file, but the instructions are kept separate so you can easily print only the pages that you need.

This design was created as a collaboration with Native Fibers. If you have the means, I highly recommend checking out their amazing colorway options!

To learn more about this design collection, be sure to read “Behind the Designs: Guiding Principles Collection.” For color inspiration & suggestions as well as alternative & affordable yarn recommendations, check out “Trust Shawl: Color Inspiration.”

One Size Fits Most

Width: 39 in / 99 cm
Depth at Center: 19 in / 48 cm
Length: 38 in / 97 cm

735 yds / 670 m, 300 grams DK Weight Yarn

Designed using Native Fibers yarn, Cabernet colorway on the Arctic DK base.

15 stitches, 26 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in stockinette stitch

US 5 / 3.75 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge, circular needles, minimum 32 in / 80 cm long
Darning needle
(6) Stitch markers
Progress keeper, optional

This pattern uses very simplistic stitches. The majority of the shawl is comprised of knits and purls, but it does include a garter tab cast-on and M1 stitches. This is a great pattern for a beginner knitter and includes linked video tutorials to all of the techniques used in the pattern.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters and my tech editor for this pattern, Joanna / Precision TE.

Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link my pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!

I am happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the pattern. My contact information is included in the pattern.

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