Knit a Super Quick & Easy Asymmetrical Shawl

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Knitted projects don't have to be complicated to be beautiful, in fact sometimes the beauty comes not just from the stitches, but from the colours and yarn you choose. This shawl is actually the first shawl I've ever knitted, I've definitely always been more drawn to scarves than shawls (I can never seem to get their triangular shape to sit nicely around my neck!)

I knitted this asymmetrical shawl for my daughter in this fun happy rainbow cake from CiceBebe (shade 110 Rainbow), and she's already whisked it away as soon as I finished filming the tutorial - I definitely class a pre-teens approval as a win!

This shawl can be knitted in any weight yarn you like, you will just end up with a thicker, or airier shawl depending on whether you choose a heavier or lighter yarn. 

Ideally for an adult sized shawl you want to knit until the shawl measures 150cm along its longest edge (the one with the eyelets), but don't let that stop you from knitting a bigger version if you really want to be snuggly when wearing it. 

Materials Needed

  • 200g of DK yarn 
  • 4mm circular knitting needle (80-120cm is ideal)
  • Large Eye Tapestry Needle
  • Embroidery Scissors

Stitches Used

  • K - Knit.
  • Kfb - Knit front back.
  • K2tog kbl - Knit two together through the back loops.
  • Yo - Yarn Over.

Written Instructions

  • Foundation Row: Cast on 5 stitches using the Long Tail cast on method.
  • Row 1: k4, kfb. TURN
  • Row 2 : k2, yo, k until 2 stitches remain, k2tog tbl. TURN
  • Row 3: k until 1 stitch remains, kfb. TURN
  • Rest of Shawl: Repeat rows 2 & 3 until scarf is desired length. 
  • To Finish: Cast off knitwise on a Row 2 repeat - omitting the yo and k2tog tbl.

Video Tutorial

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15 comments

  • Jodi Palmer says:

    Absolutely best asymmetrical shawl video, thank you so much

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    • SnufflebeanYarn says:

      Thank you so much!

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  • Ginny Lynn Mahoney says:

    I love your videos 🙌
    Can’t wait to cast on this Asemetrical Scarf ❣️
    Thank you for such a clear and detailed explanation.

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    • SnufflebeanYarn says:

      Thank you so much! Happy Knitting 🙂

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  • Paula Houwen says:

    I am delighted with this pattern! My yarn loves it, too. It wasn’t cooperating with previous patterns I tried to force it into 😉 but it’s happy now. Thank you for such a simple but elegant design.

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    • SnufflebeanYarn says:

      I'm glad your yarn is happy now! We can't be having angry yarn in the world!! Every yarn deserves the perfect project! 🙂 Happy Knitting.

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  • Ming says:

    Hello, I am the first time to follow your tutorial, it's simple and easy to understand and follow the instructions. Thanks

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    • SnufflebeanYarn says:

      Thank you!

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  • Northknitter says:

    Already happy to start this. I’m feeling successful and heading out for yarn. Thank you

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    • SnufflebeanYarn says:

      Happy Knitting! 😀🧶

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  • Judith Ward says:

    Have just started this shawl for my Mum who is unwell and can't keep warm! It's a lovely easy pattern which is growing quickly. Great video tutorial too. Thank you.

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    • SnufflebeanYarn says:

      I'm so happy that you're enjoying knitting the shawl and I really hope it keeps your mum cosy and warm as she recovers. Happy Knitting! 🙂

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      • Judith Ward says:

        Thank you so much. 🙂

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  • Vicki Christian says:

    Excelllent video. I did a bit of knitting years ago, this video is very welcome to refresh my memory.

    Cheers Vicki

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    • SnufflebeanYarn says:

      Thank you so much Vicki! Happy Knitting!

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