Let’s knit a simple shawl

This tutorial for a simple shawl is one of the best and the Simple Collection from TinCanKnits is one of my favorites. — happy knitting!

Tin Can Knits


I love a big shawl,  something I can really wrap up in to keep out the cold. In this tutorial we will be knitting Grain, a simple garter shawl.

First, you will need a pattern so download the free Grain shawl pattern and then away we go! The pattern is written for 3 weights of yarn, fingering, DK, and worsted, but because it starts in the centre and works outwards, all versions follow the same basic instructions. Tutorial shown in Brooklyn Tweed Arbor in ‘wreath’.

The first step is the garter tab cast on. We have a detailed tutorial on how to work the garter tab cast on here, covering a couple of different methods.

garter-tab-complete-2 9 sts cast on using the Garter Tab Cast on

Set up row (WS): k3, PM, k1, PM, k1, PM, k1, PM, k3

As you work the set up row you place your 4…

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