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Pemberton Shawl

Pemberton Shawl

Pemberton is a triangular shawl featuring bands of reverse stockinette on a stockinette field. It’s small enough to carry in your bag, but big enough to keep you warm when you don’t have – or don’t want to wear – a jacket. Made with Juniper Moon Farm’s Sabine yarn, a blend of cotton, merino wool, and llama, it’s great for three-season wear.

Sabine Yarn

Sabine has a slightly heathered appearance because each of the fibers takes the dye differently. The colors are soft and summery.

Pemberton Shawl

Pemberton is an easy shawl to knit. It begins at the top with a garter tab cast on, continues with bands of stockinette and reverse stockinette stitch, and ends with a garter stitch border. After the ends were woven in, we soaked the shawl in lukewarm water, then pinned it on our blocking board to dry.


55 inches across top edge, 27 inches center top to point.

Juniper Moon Farm Sabine: 2 skeins. Shown in Wisteria.
32-inch circular needle, size #8 or size needed to obtain gauge.

14.5 stitches to 4 inches, after blocking (gauge is not critical for this project, just be sure you like the fabric after blocking)

K – knit
P – purl
yo – yarn over
pm – place marker

Garter tab cast on
Cast on 3 sts. Knit 6 rows.
Pick up 3 stitches along the left hand side of the tab – one for each garter ridge.
Pick up 3 stitches from the cast on edge. (9 sts)

Set-up Row 1: K3, pm, yo, k1, yo, pm, k1, pm, yo, k1, yo, pm, k3.
Set-up Row 2: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3. (slip all markers as you come to them.)

Row 1 (RS): K3, sm, yo, k to next marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to next marker, yo, sm, k3.
Row 2: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3. (slip all markers as you come to them.)
Repeat rows 1 and 2 six times for a total of 12 rows.

Row 1 (RS): K3, p to last 3 sts, k3. (slip all markers as you come to them.)
Row 2: K3, sm, yo, k to next marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to next marker, yo, sm, k3.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 twice for a total of 4 rows.

Repeat Sections A and B seven times for a total of 112 rows. Work Section A one more time.

Knit 4 rows.

Bind off loosely. Weave in ends and block.

11 thoughts on “Pemberton Shawl

  1. It’s beautiful!

    Looks like a great, simple project for lounging on the porch talking with friends on a summer evening.

  2. Thanks, Ann!

  3. Just completed this shawl this past weekend as a gift for a dear friend (the one who taught me how to knit!). My first shawl and a great pattern for a new knitter.

  4. Congratulations on your first shawl! I’m so glad the pattern worked for you.

  5. I have a question regarding row 2 in section b. Do you do the yo’ s for the last row 2? Because when you do row 1 of section a, there are. yo’ s in the directions which are in needed in row 2, section a.
    Thank you,
    Barbara Mathews

  6. Hi Barbara, the yo’s change rows between sections A and B, so just knit the pattern as it’s written and it’ll work out. HTH!

  7. I am sorry if I am being dense. You are ending with yos and beginning with yos in the same space, right?

  8. It finally clicked and I understand how it works out. Thank you for your patience!

  9. This Pemberton Shawl is a classic!!! An ideal pattern for drawing attention to the fiber with just enough detail Thanks so much for sharing this pattern with us SMILE Helen

  10. You’re very welcome! I’m so glad you like it!

  11. […] The Pemberton Shawl is an original design by Loop, a local yarn store in Philadelphia. It’s a free pattern on their blog! […]

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