Golden Sunset Knit Shawl FREE Pattern

Golden Sunset Knit Shawl FREE Pattern

by Kristin Omdahl

This beautiful shawl is a top down half circle shawl that begins with a beautiful floral design and continues into a simple linear lace pattern for the remainder of the shawl.  The drape is out of this world. The floral pattern and set up for the simple linear lace pattern are featured in a video tutorial, too.

What you will need:

  • 650 yds (594m) #2 sport weight yarn

  • US8 (5mm) circular knitting needles

  • Yarn needle

  • Scissors

Shown in:

Be So Sporty Yarn; 100% bamboo; 325 yds (297m) per 4oz (113g); shown in color Pure Gold, 2 balls.


Be So Sporty BLING Yarn; 90% bamboo / 10% silver; 300 yds per 4oz (113g); 3 balls.


Be So Soulful Yarn; 87% bamboo, 13% sorona, 380yds per 4oz (113g), 2 balls.

Gauge: 12 sts / 12 rows = 4 in (10cm) after blocking.

Finished size: 66 in (167.6cm) wide x 30 in (76.2cm) tall.


Set up rows:

CO 5 sts, knit 10 rows.


Row 1: Knit 5 sts, pm, turn 90 degrees to the left, knit 6 sts along edge of rows, pm, turn 90 degrees to the left, knit 5 sts along cast on edge. — 16 sts

Note: Maintain the 5 sts on each side of work in garter stitch for remainder of shawl.

Row 2: Knit across.

Row 3: K5, (k1, yo)x6, k5. — 22 sts

Row 4 (and even numbered rows): K5, sm, purl to next marker, sm, k5.

Row 5: K5, (yo, k1) x12, k5. — 34 sts

Row 7: K5, (k1, yo, k1, yo, k2) x6, k5. — 46 sts

Row 9: K5, (k2, yo, k1, yo, k3) x6, k5. — 58 sts

Row 11: K5, (k3, yo, k1, yo, k4) x6, k5. — 70 sts

Row13: K5, (k4, yo, k1, yo, k5) x6, k5. — 82 sts

Row 15: K5, (yo, k5, yo, k1, yo, k5, yo, k1) x6, k5. — 106 sts

Row 17: K5, M1, yo, k1, yo, M1, [k13, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1]x5, k13, M1, yo, k1, yo, k1, k5. — 123 sts

Row 19: K5, [k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, skp, k9, k2tog]x6, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k5. — 125 sts

Row 21: K5, [k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, skp, k7, k2tog]x6, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, k5. — 127 sts

Row 23: K5, [k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, skp, k5, k2tog]x6, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, k5. —129 sts

Row 25: K5, [k5, yo, k1, yo, k5, skp, k3, k2tog]x6, k5, yo, k1, yo, k4, k5. — 131 sts

Row 27: K5, [k6, yo, k1, yo, k6, skp, k1, k2tog]x6, k6, yo, k1, yo, k5, k5. — 133 sts

Row 29: K5, [k7, yo, k1, yo, k7, yo, s2kp, yo]x6, k7, yo, k1, yo, k7, k5. — 147 sts

Row 31: K5, [k7, yo, s2kp, yo, k7, kfb, yo, k1, yo, kfb]x6, k7, yo, s2kp, yo, k7, k5. — 147 sts

Row 33: K5, [k7, yo, s2kp, yo, k7, yo, kfbx3, yo, k1, yo, kfbx3]x6, k7, yo, s2kp, yo, k7, k5. — 215 sts

Row 35: K5, [k7, yo, s2kp, yo, k14, yo, k1, yo, k7]x6, k7, yo, s2kp, yo, k7, k5. — 231 sts

Row 37: K5, [k7, yo, s2kp, yo, k7]x13, k5. — 231 sts

Row 39: K5, [k8, yo, k1, yo, k8]x13, k5. — 257 sts

Row 41: K5, [k8, yo, s2kp, yo, k8]x13, k5. — 257 sts

Row 43: Rep row 41. — 257 sts

Row 45: K5, [k9, yo, k1, yo, k9]x13, k5. — 283 sts

Row 47: K5, k9, yo, s2kp, yo, k9]x13, k5. — 283 sts

Row 49: Rep row 47. — 283 sts

Row 51: K5, [k10, yo, k1, yo, k10]x13, k5. — 309 sts

Row 53: K5, [k10, yo, s2kp, yo, k10]x13, k5. — 309 sts

Row 55: Rep row 53. — 309 sts

Row 57: K5, [k11, yo, k1, yo, k11]x13, K5. — 335 sts

Row 59: K5, [k11, yo, s2kp, yo, k11]x13, k5. — 335 sts

Row 60: K5, purl across to last 5 sts: k5.

Rows 61 – 82: Repeat rows 59 – 60 eleven more times.

Row 83: K5, kfb in ea st across to last 5 sts: k5. — 670 sts

Row 84: Knit across

Rows 85 – 90: Rep row 84 six more times.

Bind off loosely.


Hand wash, block to finished measurements and allow to dry.

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7 thoughts on “Golden Sunset Knit Shawl FREE Pattern

  1. Lenora says:

    I’m loving this pattern so much, but for the life of me I can’t get past the first row. Am I just over thinking how to knit on the side?

  2. Shelley barr says:

    I am new to knitting can you explain how to do row 1. I’d you have a video that would be awesome. Thanks

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