Golden Plains

A large, cosy shawl knitted in a lofty single ply yarn.  It wraps generously around the wearer, providing warmth without weight. The suggested yarn - Oyster Yarn’s Maven - is a soft and sumptuous blend of merino, yak and silk, making it perfect for next-to-skin wear.

A simple stitch repeat makes for soothing knitting and is easily memorised, suitable for most levels of experience.  The border is finished with a sweet eyelet and spine stitch detail and tassels.


Finished Size, lightly blocked

Width: 190cm/75in width (across the top edge of triangle)  

Length: 93cm/36 ½in (along centre spine)

Gauge: 20 sts/24 rows = 10cm/4in, measured over garter stitch, lightly blocked


  • 840m/918yds of 4ply/fingering weight yarn 

Suggested yarn: Oyster Yarns - Maven - 65% Merino, 20% Silk, 15% Yak - 2 skeins 4ply fingering weight, single ply construction with slight halo. (480m/525yds/120g) Colourway shown -  ‘Amber'

  • 3.5mm/US 4 - 80cm/32in circular needle, or size to obtain gauge
  • 7 stitch markers
  • Blunt darning needle
  • Stiff cardboard approximately 5.5cm/2 ¼in x 5.5cm/2 ¼in (for making tassels)
  • Sharp scissors or rotary cutter (for trimming tassels)
  • Optional: Progress keeper or snagless safety pin, to mark RS/WS of work


This shawl uses a Garter Tab cast-on, which is a beautiful, seamless way to integrate your cast on into the shawl’s edge. Instructions are provided.

The stitch patterns in this pattern are beautifully simple.  For this reason, written instructions only, not charts, are included.

An 80cm/32in circular needle should accommodate to total stitch count throughout this pattern, however if you are finding it difficult to manage the increasing stitch count comfortably, you could change to a 100cm/40in circular needle at any stage.

Yarn support for this pattern was generously provided by The Purl Box

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Category: lace, Pattern, shawl, written