Trekkie Shawl


Well, this is my first release under the new name – The Public Knitter

If you are an experienced or intermediate knitter, this is an easy pattern with some intriguing shaping and details. If you are a beginner you may need a bit of help, but overall this pattern the pattern is written with you in mind as well.

Working from just a few stitches Trekkie grows to become an elegant and interesting shawl. The striping adds some detail and helps to keep the knitting interesting over the longer stretch. Short rows are used to add a different kind of shape to the shawl as a whole, something that will be unique to your collection.


Trekkie is an slightly asymmetrical shawl that is cast on with just three stitches. It is worked flat, back and forth, in garter stitch, making it a good shawl pattern for beginning knitters. These instructions should be easy to follow and only include basic knitting skills. There is also no need to worry about weaving in multiple ends, both colors of yarn are carried, almost invisibly along the edge of the shawl, so that you will only end up with a few ends to weave in!

Finished (Blocked) Measurements
Width: 85” / 216 cm, Length: 27” / 68.5 cm

26 stitches x 44 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter stitch on size US 4 (3.5 mm) needles; measured on a washed and blocked flat swatch.

Intermediate (knit stitches, purl stitches, carrying two strands of yarn along an edge, bind off)

US Size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles.

Stitch Markers
two markers needed to denote increases and decreases at either end.
Stitches Please note: All knitting abbreviations are explained on page 4.

Yardage depends on the yarn you decide to use. Estimated Requirements using a fingering weight yarn.
Knerd String Fingering Weight, 4-ply yarn; 438 yards / per 100g skein:

  • 1 skein of the Main Color (MC), a bit less than 438 yards
  • 1 skein of the Contrast Color (CC), a bit less than 438 yards

Thank you to all who help support me as an independent designer. I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of designing, so don’t go far!

75% OFF TREKKIE SHAWL with coupon code TREKKIE – Trekkie on Ravelry
50% off all other patterns with coupon code 50OFF – My pattern store on Ravelry

Both codes are valid until April 30, enjoy spring weather and savings!

If you live in Colorado you might want to check out FingerPlay Studio on Saturday! They are offering free copies of TREKKIE with purchase, but only to the first 25 visitors.

-Amanda – The Public Knitter

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