The Plenitude Shawl Knitting Pattern

Plenitude (n) – 1: the quality or state of being full : COMPLETENESS 2: a great sufficiency : ABUNDANCE  This soft, lacy shawl, which is knit from a side point outward, is full of texture and warmth. It features repeating bands of seed stitch and lace to create a striped effect that is both strong and soft. With its easily memorized pattern and short repeats, this shawl is perfect for soothing stitch sessions.


I hope its softness brings you an abundance of comfort and contentment. I hope its brings your handknit wardrobe closer to a state of completeness. Most of all, I hope it brings you a great sufficiency of happy knitting time, those hours spent quietly moving from stitch to stitch in a semi-meditative state.


The Plentiude Shawl is 50” (127 cm) wide by 27.5” (70 cm) at its widest point. Although this shawl is written in one size, you can easily make yours bigger or smaller by adjusting the number of times you complete the repeat section. Just know that adding or removing repeats will affect the amount of yarn you’ll use, so if you plan to make yours bigger, stock up on some extra yarn.


You'll need 750-800 yds (686-732 m) of fingering weight yarn held double.  I knit my sample using two skeins of Camellia Fiber Company’s CFC Sylvan Fingering yarn. This is one of the softest, lightest yarns I’ve worked with in a very long time, and every time I put on the shawl, I sigh with happiness.

Gauge and Needles

The gauge is 31 stitches and 34 rows over 4" / 10 cm in seed stitch. The suggested needle size is US 4 (3.5 mm).


For the Plentiude Shawl pattern, you'll need optional stitch markers for between pattern repeats, as well as a tapestry needle for weaving in the ends.


This is a good pattern for adventurous beginners or intermediate knitters. It uses twisted stitches, as well as increases and decreases to shape the shawl.

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