January 29, 2013

Dew Drop Shawl Pattern

Dew Drop Shawl

by Kristen Mangus

(Originally Published November 29, 2013)

(VIDEO for the Dew Drop.  Click to watch!)

A sleek and glamorous shawl reminiscent of hairpin lace. Change the look with a change in yarn and go from a dressy date shawl in a shimmery yarn to a casual sock weight yarn or art yarn and wear as a keyhole scarf! Make a Dew Drop in this super easy way and impress the ones you love when you wear or give this away.

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Authentic Knitting Board All-n-One loom. Loom configured at maximum with the 5 peg sliders on ends between the 48 peg front board & 48 peg back board. Could use alternate loom if can configure as above in 3/8″ gauge. (Martha Stewart loom with 4 corner pieces and small pegs in all holes works well).


300 yards of medium weight yarn for shawl or 200 yards if stopping for smaller scarf. Yarn used in test is Sensations Enchantment Silver Metallic. Other test yarns were sock weight and bulky art yarn which give a totally different look.
21″x60″ shawl or knit 10-12″ for a scarf only
EW – Ewrap
BB – Back Board of loom
FB – Front Board of loom
St – stitches
We’re using the back board (BB) as a place for a holding peg to work the drop stitch and all knit stitches are worked on the front board (FB). Do not skip pegs on FB. The sliders provide the space and no extra wraps are needed for the drops. Plus the width of the shawl actually is the width of the board. It’s a  multiple of *3 + hold* +3
The basic pattern is ewrap 3 & Hold on BB 1 peg behind 3rd ewrapped peg, EW 3 & hold on BB, repeat pattern till last 3 stitches and EW.
Row 1: *EW 3 on FB, wrap BB1*, repeat between *,* till last 3 st. EW 3.
Repeat Row 1 for 100 rows to knit the maximum intended size or till 21″ measures on ends.
NOTES on Sizing:
Work in a flat panel with a turning peg (the first stitch of each row is always slipped, meaning skip and move to peg 2) until SIDE length measures 21″ or length from nape of neck to waistline. The middle will measure longer because of the dropped stitches weight.
For petite shawl measuring 12″x54″, as on my test in the sock weight seen below, Use a multiple of 4.  Cast on 3, wrap holding peg, *EW 4 on FB, wrap BB1*, repeat between *,* till last 3 st. EW 3.
This will take out a few drops and changes the sizing.

*The pattern is railroaded by knitting the length on the width of the board but one can knit fewer multiples on any loom and skip 2-5 pegs before wrapping EW to get the same results and it will effectively “turn” it to the side.  You would just knit till you got the desired length. For example using a Knifty Knitter: work as a flat panel and skip enough pegs to make about a 4″ drop, then wrap the next peg.  Leave 3 pegs at the end to finish the row in 3 EW. Knit till desired length.

Make sure you have at least 9-10 yards left on ball or skein to bind off (or 3.5 times the length of the loom following around the pegs on front & back).
Loose Slip knot bind off, making sure to yarn over around the holding pegs following the pattern it makes along the loom so bind off matches cast on drop stitches.
*If your yarn isn very nubby you can use my stretchy bind off but you will need to add extra wraps or chains between to span the distance between the drops; this changes the look of the edge to look crocheted which was not intended.*
ALTERNATE BIND OFF for Dew Drop only! You can also slip a small piece of matching yarn through the 3 stitches and make a flat bind off or gathered.  Tie off and repeat on the other sets of three.
Add fringe to both shorter ends as desired OR one of the longer sides to hang from back of shawl.
Yarns used in Dew Drop designs:
Sensations Enchantment Silver Metallic (388 yards in ball – 300 yards used) 21″x60″ full size
Weight: 4 – Medium. 5 ozs. 142 gms. 388 yards. 355 meters. 92% Acrylic, 8% Polyester.
Dew Drop Shawl

Lucci Melange Sunset Romance (216 yards in ball – all yardage used) 12-14″x60″ smaller
Weight: Bulky. Merino Wool, Pima Cotton, Angora, Rayon, Sequins, Metallic, Acrylic, Nylon

TEST in sock weight!
Sensations Enchantment Bamboo & Ewe color ciscontinued (262 yards in ball – 200 yards used) Petite size
Sock Weight: 40% Wool, 30% Nylon, 15% Rayon. 2.12 oz, 60 grams, 262 yards, 260 meters.


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About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the owner of GoodKnit Kisses whose mission is to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal online community of followers by sharing her personal passion for loom knitting, needle knitting, crochet and all things creative through YouTube tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and pattern design. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.
  1. Update! Alternate bind-off added to the article for the Dew Drop.

  2. I made one for myself in purple and I love it. Thank you for the pattern.

  3. Thank you so much for your wonderful tutorial! I am currently studying Fashion Marketing and Management and used this guide as inspiration for a final project.

  4. I’m looking for a “print friendly” place to click…..?

  5. Dear Kristen,
    thank you a lot of the pattern.
    i made the shawl for my mom in law cause she babysits my kids a lot 🙂
    thats my 12 year old showing off with it.

    and for others that hear the video don’t let Kristen scare you with that it is hard. its so easy i did it almost with my eyes closed. 🙂

    its awesomely explained by her for beginners 🙂 good job there.

    love Monique

  6. These shawls are so beautiful! I’m so excited to make this for my mom and myself! Thank you!

  7. Kristen you’ve done it again!! Love love love this. Will my house EVER get cleaned?? <3

  8. These are beautifully done-love the yarn and colors. I so would wear one of these!! Absolutely beautiful!!

  9. Can’t wait to see the video for this one!

  10. You have done it again! I’m floored, mesmerized and filled with anticipation! Your new shawls are just stunning 🙂

  11. Love all of the shawls you’ve shown here… I am particularly interested in the last one, since it will go well with either jeans, or a dressy casual look:) Totally looking forward to this video on how to make this shawl! Thanks again, Kristen, for coming up with a fabulous item 🙂

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