One ball, one lovely warm shawl! If you like your yarn to go that little bit further, you can’t beat a shawl. However, if the thought of tackling a complex lace pattern in a fine yarn puts you off knitting shawls, try this one by Kirstie McLeod, which uses classic construction techniques, but is worked in DK yarn for an easier knit and a thicker, warmer garment at the end.

I chose Riot DK because it’s designed to knit up into stripes, and I loved the way it looked as the knitting grew
Kirstie McLeod

And now you can download the pattern free here!

You will need

  • King Cole, Riot DK (70% acrylic, 30% wool, 100g/294m) – 1 ball Hot (412)
  • A 4½mm circular needle
  • Stitch markers
  • For yarn stockists contact King Cole 01535 650230

Download your free pattern

To download your free knitting pattern, click on the link below and it will open in a new window. You can then save the pattern.


Lace shawl knitting pattern PDF

Free shawl knitting pattern-1


Kirstie McLeodEditor, Simply Knitting

Kirstie is the Editor of Simply Knitting and Commissioning Editor of The Knitter, and what she doesn’t know about knitting isn’t worth knowing! She’s responsible for packing both magazines with gorgeous, fresh patterns by designers from all over the globe and bringing the biggest trends from the fashion world straight to your needles. When she’s not squishing new yarns, browsing the latest pattern collections, and travelling to knitting shows across the UK and beyond, Kirstie can be found working on her own knitwear designs – and she even finds time to crochet too! Look her up on Ravelry to see her latest creations, and follow her on Instagram at @kirstie.mcleod.

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