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Learn How To Knit a Shawl With This Simple Eyelet Row Knitting Pattern

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Inside: This simple eyelet row knitting pattern will help you create a stunning shawl to keep you cozy and stylish all season long.

Back view of a woman in a red dress and a knit shawl made of 4 triangles connected to make 4/6 of a hexagon. The shawl is knit in garter stitch with a row of eyelets every few inches. The woman's arms are outstretched to the sides, holding the shawl so it can be clearly seen.PinPin

This pattern was originally published on 8/1/2019. The most recent update was made on 12/13/2022.

Take your knitting game to the next level with this free pattern. This beautiful “Connect the Dots” eyelet row shawl is perfect for beginners and experts alike. Let the delicate eyelets give your shawl a sophisticated touch, while the simple knitting pattern ensures a smooth and easy knit. Enjoy creating something special and unique, no matter your level of knitting skill.


Connect the Dots is just the right size for tweens to adults. Of course, you can always use more or less yarn to make it bigger or smaller to suit your needs.

The shawl features stripes of about 1.5 inches of garter stitch and then a row of eyelets. Connect the Dots is a great way to conquer your first eyelet row knitting pattern.

Connect the Dots

Knit Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot




20″ x 36″


Red Heart Roll With It Tweed: (100% acrylic), Size 4 – Medium/Worsted/Aran, 311 yds / 150 g, (2.07 yds/g)
2 Skeins (approx. 600 yds) used in sample
– OR –
Lion Brand Cobblestone: (100% Acrylic), Size 4 – Medium/Worsted/Aran, 219 yds / 100 g, (2.19 yds/g)
3 skeins

Knitting Needles

US 8, (5.0 mm) 24” or longer circulars


Learn about gauge HERE
18 sts x 38 rows = 4” [10 cm] in garter stitch

Other Supplies

Yarn Needle
3 Stitch Markers

Stitches and Abbreviations

click on highlighted sts for tutorials
bo – bind off
co – cast on
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 together
pm – place marker
rs – right side
sm – slip marker
st(s) – stitch(es)
ws – wrong side
yo – yarn over
( ) – work step in parentheses in indicated stitch
[ ] – work step in brackets number of times indicated


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Pattern Notes

  • Read through all instructions before beginning
  • Row counts are at the end of each Row after the period, if the count has changed from the previous Row. {count here}
  • In order to make the shawl longer or shorter, increase or decrease the number of times Rows 21-40 are repeated. Keep in mind that this will change the amount of yarn used.

Eyelet Row Knitting Pattern

CO 10

Row 1: K1, yo, [k2, yo, pm] 3 times, k3. {14 sts}
Row 2: K1, yo, [k to marker, yo, sm] 3 times, k to end. {18 sts}
Rows 3-4: K to end, slipping markers as they are reached.
Rows 5-6: Repeat Row 2. {26 sts}
Rows 7-18: Repeat Rows 3-6 three more times. {50 sts}
Row 19: K1, [(k2tog, yo) to marker, sm] 3 times, (k2tog, yo) until 1 st remains, k1.
Row 20: Repeat Row 3.

Rows 21-22: Repeat Row 2. {58 sts}
Rows 23-24: Repeat Row 3.
Row 25-26: Repeat Row 2. {66 sts}
Rows 27-38: Repeat Rows 23-26 three more times. {90 sts}
Row 39: Repeat Row 19.
Row 40: Repeat Row 3.
Rows 41-160: Repeat Rows 21-40 six times.
Rows 161-165: Repeat Rows 21-25 one more time.


  • Bind off knit wise
  • Weave in all ends

Happy Stitching!



When do I change color?

The yarn used in the sample had built in color changes, there are no color changes listed. If you want to make yours with stripes you can use a yarn with long color changes like the one in the sample, or change color yourself when you like. I bet it would look nice with a color change right in the middle of the garter stitch sections!

That’s a lot of increases, I’m used to just one in the middle, I’m a bit worried I’ll get them in the wrong place.

No worries, use the stitch markers as written into the pattern and you’ll get everything right where it should be. 🙂

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18 thoughts on “Learn How To Knit a Shawl With This Simple Eyelet Row Knitting Pattern”

  1. Very nice shawl, and a very nice modest dress. Where did you get your dress or the pattern for the dress. Thanks so much.

    • It’s actually my mom in the photo (and my daughter is the child in some of the photos). The photos were taken while we were at a medieval event, so they are wearing medieval costumes. I made them. 🙂

  2. I noticed in the pattern that stitch markers are required, but they are not on the materials list, do you know how many and what type are needed, please?

  3. Sorry am stuck on row 19, how can you repeat knit 2 together yarn over to marker three times? I have just knit 1 then knit 2 together yarn over till end where I’ve knit 1 but it doesn’t look right, please can you clarify for me? Many thanks

    • There are 3 markers, so you do that step 3 times. Did you place the markers in Row 1? I may be able to help better if I can see what you have. You can join my Facebook group linked just above my signature. Then you can post your questions with images in the group, and make sure to tag me. 🙂

  4. Love this pattern but wish the yarn you suggested was still available.
    I completely understand the problem Paula was having, because I am also having a problem at row 19. After row 18, I have 50 stitches: 12, marker, 13, marker, 13, marker, 12. The directions have the first and last stitch knitted, leaving 48 stitches left for the k2tog/yo groups which should work as 24 k2togs and 24 yos, but because the four groups have odd numbers of stitches (11-13-13-11), that means the first and third stitch markers get hung up in the middle of a k2tog.
    What to do? I assume I can take those two markers out to do that row, then replace them in their prior position so I am back to groups of 12-13-13-12 for row 20??

  5. Found my problem!!
    I saw an inconsistency in one of my eyelets on about row 5-6, so frogged and redid the first 19 rows, and this time it came out perfectly. I had allowed a SM to slide on the wrong side of a YO before I got the rhythm down.
    Thanks for sharing these beautiful patterns.


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