Turnout Shawl

Project Type Shawls
Yardage 1000
Fiber Wool
Weight Fingering
Techniques Knitting
Author Seth Richardson
Format Project/Pattern

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Have you seen our door stickers? If you are attending the h+h Americas trade show this week, keep your eyes up as you walk in, and you’ll see Farm & Fiber Knits and this gorgeous pattern featured on the door stickers.

The fine lines of the Turnout Shawl evoke sections of fencing that might surround a barn’s turnout pasture, giving knitters a chance to play with texture and explore the different ways that lines can work within a geometrical shape. This classic triangular shawl shape uses traveling cables and columns of twisted stitches to show off diagonal lines, intersecting lines, parallel lines, and negative space. All the textures are set on a reverse stockinette background so they have a chance to shine, and the slipstitch edge that surrounds the piece gives this shawl a polished finish.

This shawl is worked in fingering weight yarn, making it light enough to wear year-round, whether as layering piece in colder months or as a nice accent for cool summer evenings.

Read more about the pattern: Put Your Knitting Through the Paces: Turnout Shawl

Finished Size About 68¾" (174.6 cm) across top edge and 21¼" (54 cm) from top edge to lower point, blocked.
Yarn Kelbourne Woolens Camper (100% wool; 200 yd/50 g; fingering weight); #92 Cream or #305 Moss Heather, 5 skeins.
Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm) 24" (60 cm) circular needle. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Cable needle (cn); removable stitch markers (optional); tapestry needle.
Gauge 37 sts and 37½ rows = 4" (10 cm) in chart patterns, blocked.

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Photos by Gale Zucker

Seth Richardson (he/him/his) is a designer based in Portland, Oregon, who enjoys creating pieces that use simple texture and works that explore the various relationships of straight lines. He can be found on Instagram @sethrichardsonknits, on Ravelry as SethR, and through his website,

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