The Taryn Shawl Knitting Pattern


Taryn is a textured worsted weight shawl, knit in four colors and four separate stitch patterns in an asymmetrical triangle design.


The first prototype of this design, with its large swaths of green in several different shades reminded me of rolling Irish hills. Thus, the name Taryn, which by some accounts means “hills of Ireland,” seemed like the perfect name.

The Taryn Shawl knitting pattern features a highly-textured worsted weight design in four colors, each of which has its own stitch pattern: Garter, Alternating Welted Leaf, Irish Moss, and Stockinette. Written directions and stitch charts are provided for the more complicated patterns.

Knit in worsted or aran weight yarn, the Taryn shawl provides warmth and squishy texture without being too bulky.

Required Skills

If you have these skills:

  • Long-tail cast-on
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • K1fb increase
  • Basic bind-off

then you can do this.

Tools and Materials

This pattern is written for a shawl with a 68-inch wingspan and 32-inch depth.

  • Berroco Vintage or other worsted weight wool or wool blend, 200 yards in each of four colors
  • One US #7 24” or larger circular needle
  • yarn needle
  • scissors


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