Inspired by all the odds and ends of beautiful gray yarn that have accumulated from previous projects, New Beginnings is a triangular shawl in stockinette stitch with varying short row sections in garter stitch. The name reflects my belief that ends can always be beginnings of something new – and to always make the most of what you have.

The short row sections and purl ridges are sized to make the most of each color I had available, so please feel free to adjust them to fit your odds and ends. Alternatively, you can just use a single color as Color B.

An i-cord surrounds the whole shawl – from Cast On, to the Edges to the Bind Off – for a neat and finished look.

Turn this into an elegant shawl with understated colors or into a fun accessory with lots of color pops – make it your own and have fun with it!


Digital knitting pattern (PDF) in English and German
Price: € 6.00

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Yarn: 3 colors Fingering weight yarn


  • Color A (light gray): 404 m / 442 yards
  • Color B (grays/whites): 194 m / 213 yards
  • Color C (purple): 121 m / 133 yards
  • Total: 719 m / 787 yards

Shown in: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light Silver Fox (A), various shades of gray and white (B), Lepidoptra (C)

Gauge: 20 sts/38 rows = 10cm/4” in garter stitch (relaxed after blocking)

Measurements: 220 cm / 86.5” wingspan, 70 cm / 27.5” height at center

Needles: US 6/4.0 mm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Notions: 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn & crochet hook for provisional cast on

Languages: English & German


There’s a video tutorial on my website for the i-cord tab cast on, if you need a little visual aide.


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