The Candy Shawl is made side to side, and features sections of garter stitch and mesh. The only stitches used are knits, yarn overs, and increases (knit front and back). Use a color-changing yarn cake and the yarn does all the color work for you. That means you don’t have a lot of ends to weave in. This worsted weight shawl is nice and warm and great for cold days and evenings. Make it in bright colors and brighten up a cold day!

Candy Shawl knit pattern by Jessie At Home - Pin 1
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The yarn for this design was provided by Premier. All opinions are my own.

Candy Shawl

Knit Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

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58″ x 30″

Premier Candy Shop: (100% Acrylic), Size 4 (worsted weight), 260 yds / 140 g (yds/g = 1.86)
Nerds 1057-06: 2 skeins, (520 yds / X g) – Used in sample, but this yarn is now discontinued
*Good Yarn Sub*
Cascade Yarns, Paradigm Shift: (100% Mercerized Cotton), Size 4 (15 wpi, worsted weight), 371 yds / 200 g (yds/g = 1.855)
2 skeins needed to make same size as sample

5.00 mm (US 8)

Gauge: Learn about gauge HERE
13 sts x 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in garter st

Other supplies
yarn needle

Stitches and Abbreviations: click on highlighted sts for tutorials
bo – bind off
co – cast on
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 together
kfb – knit front and back
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over

Getting Started
  • Rnd/Row counts are at the end of each Rnd/Rowow after the period, if the count has changed from the previous Rnd/Row. {count here}
  • Chs and sl sts are not included in Rnd/Row counts unless specified.


CO 3
Row 1:
 K all
Row 2: Kfb, k2. {4 sts}
Row 3: K all.
Row 4: Kfb, k to end. {5 sts}
Rows 5-30: Repeat Rows 3&4 thirteen times. {18 sts at end of Row 30}
Row 31: K all.
Row 32: Kfb, *k2tog, yo; repeat from * until 1 or 2 sts remain, k to end. {19 sts}
Rows 33-60: Repeat Rows 31&32 fourteen times. {33 sts at end of Row 60}
Row 61: K all.
Row 62: Kfb, k to end. {34 sts}
Rows 63-90: Repeat Rows 61&62 fourteen times. {48 sts at end of Row 90}
Repeat Rows 31-90 three more times, then repeat rows 31-80 once more.

Bind off all sts knitwise.

Block work.

Wear or give and enjoy!

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11 Comments on Candy Shawl – let the yarn do the color work

  1. What shape is this when completed? I read that it is knit from side to side, but I’m 90 rows into it and it’s a triangle shape with all the increases on one side and no decreases in the pattern, I’m not understanding how it is knit from side to side when it appears to be worked from the bottom up.

    • Yes… You repeat the K2tog, yo until there are either 1 or 2 stitches left. Sometimes there will be 1 st left, sometimes there will be 2 stitches left, just go until there are 1 or 2 sts left.

  2. Hello! I am only on row 66, but it appears as if the increase happened on the opposite side in the mesh section than in the regular garter stitch sections. Did I do something majorly wrong or is this something that will be corrected with blocking?

  3. Hi,, when you have 2 stitches remaining on the first mesh section, do you yo k1, yo k1, or yo k2 together? I am on row 39 and have 23 stitches. Sorry to be dense about this!

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