This easy boomerang shawl knit pattern is great for beginner and advanced knitters alike. The pattern is worked with a 2-row garter stitch repeat making it a simple yet enjoyable knit. It’s especially great for showing off that extra special yarn you’ve been saving in your stash. I used Manos Del Uruguay Feliz here and love how the pattern shows off all those gorgeous colors!
As the name implies, boomerang shawls are shaped like a boomerang and therefore have a nice curve that drapes beautifully around the shoulders. And since this shawl is worked in garter stitch, it’s also reversible, making it even easier to wear.
I have also included a video below for those who may be new to, or just need a review of, some of the stitches and techniques I used in this pattern.
Easy Boomerang Shawl Knit Pattern
Here is what you will need:
- 2 hanks sport weight yarn, approx. 350 yd. each (shown here in Manos Del Uruguay Feliz in the Grizzly colorway)
- US 5 / 3.75 mm 40-in. circular knitting needles
- stitch markers
- scissors and yarn needle for finishing
- See video below for a walk through of how to work each of these stitches:
- Slip 1 with yarn in front (Sl1wyf) – Slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn in front
- Knit front, back, front (kfbf) – knit through front loop, back loop, and front loop again of next stitch
- Knit 2 together (k2tog) – knit through front loops of next 2 stitches together
- Click here to reference other basic Knitting Abbreviations.
Boomerang Shawl Video Walk Through
- The finished size as written is approximately 62 inches across and 16 inches long blocked.
- 21 stitches = 4 inches.
- The first stitch of each row is slipped to give a nice finished edge.
- The shaping is done on the odd numbered rows. It may be helpful to place a stitch marker on the right side of your piece to remind you to make the increases and decreases.
Cast on 5 sts.
Row 1: Sl1wyf, kfbf, k2tog, K1 – 6 sts.
Row 2: Sl1wyf, K across – 6 sts.
Row 3: Sl1wyf, kfbf, k to last 3 stitches, k2tog, K1 – 7 sts.
Row 4: Sl1wyf, K across – 7 sts.
Row 5 and on … : Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until shawl measures 62 inches long or until your desired size is reached.
Knit bind off (make sure to watch my video below on how I do a super quick and simple bind off with a crochet hook … by far one of my favorite tricks!).
Fasten off, weave in ends. Block shawl to shape (see How to Block Your Knit and Crochet Items).