Father Shawl

Knitty McPurly

Regular price $6.00
Father Shawl
Father Shawl
Father Shawl
Father Shawl

Please note that this listing is for a PDF knitting pattern and not the finished garment.

Father is a classic boomerang-shaped shawl that starts with a tiny cast on at one corner. Squishy garter stitch is broken up with ridiculously easy and straightforward bits of brioche. (This brioche is perfect for brioche rookies!) The shawl branches out into basic lace at the end to create a beautiful drape.


Main Color (MC)

Woolfolk Sno (100% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino; 223 yds (204 m)/50 g skein)

Color: 1+15 (white and black)

2 skeins or 446 yds / 408 m of fingering weight wool yarn

Contrasting Color (CC)

Brooklyn Tweed Vale (100% Rambouillet wool; 450 yds (411 m)/50 g skein)

Color: Thaw

1 skein or 360 yds / 329 m lace weight wool yarn

one strand held double with one strand of

Be Sweet Grace + Style (60% fine baby mohair, 33% rayon bamboo, 7% lurex metallic; 180 yds (165 m)/25 g ball)

Color: Silver

2 balls or 360 yds / 329 m mohair blend yarn

32-inch US #7/4.5 mm circular needle or size required to get gauge

Optional removable st marker to mark the RS

Tapestry needle

The “white” part of this shawl is knit with 2 strands of laceweight yarn held double, but you could substitute any fingering weight yarn if desired. If you are new to brioche, one strand of fingering weight might be a bit easier to manage.


15 sts/32 rows = 4” in garter stitch

Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.

Finished Measurements

These vary a bit depending on how much your yarn stretches.

Total Length: 110” / 279 cm

Depth at widest point: 16” / 41 cm


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