Hamburg is a simple triangular shawl in stockinette stitch, intersected with garter stitch short row sections to create an asymmetrical shawl.

The small sample shawl uses one main color and a contrasting color for the last short row section. For the larger sample I used a main color for the stockinette sections and three contrasting colors for the sections in garter stitch. But you can make it as colorful as you like or keep it all in one color.

An i-cord bind off gives the shawl a clean finish.

The shawl is called Hamburg because I’ve cast it on at Stephen West’s shawl workshop at Wollfest Hamburg 2014 with yarn bought at the festival. What an amazing and inspiring experience! I couldn’t stop knitting and was already halfway finished by the end of the workshop.



Yarn: 2 (or more) colors fingering weight yarn

Yardage: 588 (1027) m / 642 (1099) yards

  • Main Color: 412 (487) m / 450 / (533) yards
  • Contrasting Color: 176 (540) m / 196 (566) yards

Needle Size: US 6/4.0 mm

Gauge: 20 sts/38 rows = 10 cm/4″ in garter stitch – although gauge is not critical, it will influence the size of your finished shawl!

Finished Measurements: 190 (240) cm / 74.5 (94.5)” wingspan, 60 (75) cm / 23.5 (29.5)” height at center

Shown in:
small version: Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Sage (MC) and Stone (CC)
large version: Wollmeise Pure in Teddy (MC), Olio Vergine (CC2) and Safran (CC3) and Malabrigo Sock in Ochre (CC1)

Language: English & German


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