Machine-Knit Asymmetrical Shawl – FREE Pattern!

Here is a lovely Noro Kureyon Machine-Knit Shawl which I just whipped up last week!

I used 6 balls of Noro Kureyon, colour #95, plus one ball of the same for the crocheted picot edge. It was knitted on my Empisal Chunky (9mm) machine on Tension 10 – the loosest tension, main bed only (no ribber required).

You could knit this on regular 8mm straight needles as a hand-knit pattern – simply knit in stocking-stitch (knit one row, purl one row) or knit everything on cirulars without the need to turn (too easy!) Basically the shawl is a giant pencil-shape – you start at the tip and increase.

So, without further ado, here is the pattern:


7 x 50g balls of Noro Kureyon – a pure wool, long-colour-change, self-striping yarn from Japan
1 x Bulky Knitting Machine – 9mm gauge
1 x sewing/darning needle for weaving in ends
1 x 5mm crochet hook for the picot edge.


Cast on 3 stitches using the e-wrap method.
* Knit three rows, Increase one stitch at each end

Repeat from *, increasing one stitch at each end, every fourth row, until you have 96 stitches (48 stitches each side of 0)
Knit straight, without increasing until you have used up all 6 balls (there is one ball left for the crochet picot edge).
Bind off and weave in ends.


With right side of work facing, attach yarn at one edge of the widest part of the shawl. You will be crocheting down one long side of the pencil, down to the tip and then back up the other side. The wide bottom of the pencil doesn’t have any edging.


* Chain 2, slip stitch into next stitch along, CH 3, slip stitch into next stitch along, CH 2, slip stitch into next stitch along, Slip stitch into each of the next three stitches.
Repeat from * until you get to the point of the pencil and then continue up the other side.


Machine-wash in wool-wash and cool water (not too hot or it will felt!) and then block with T-Pins on a bed or floor (be sure to lay down a towel first!).
the Kureyon softens up considerably after washing so it doesn’t feel scratchy at all.

Secure with a shawl pin at the shoulder.
Fits ladies Size 10-14 – feel free to make it longer or wider to fit you – as long as you follow the pencil shape and increasing rule, you can’t go wrong.

3 Replies to “Machine-Knit Asymmetrical Shawl – FREE Pattern!”

  1. This looks great. I am always looking for ideas. I might work this with some handspun. I am always looking to do different shawls to sell at markets I attend, if that is ok. Recognizing the pattern author as well.

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