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Truckee Shawlette Free Knitting Pattern

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Truckee Shawlette

This month's design came as a request from Jimmy. She loves the simplicity of the garter stitch shawls we've been seeing so much of lately, and she wanted one knit out of our new exclusive yarn from Malabrigo, the Lace Superwash. I jumped at the chance to design with this brand new yarn, and boy am I glad I did! The Malabrigo Lace Superwash is a truly gorgeous yarn. The richly saturated colors and softness of the yarn create the perfect combo for this design.

The name inspiration comes a couple of different places. Truckee is both the name of a river and a town in our little corner of the world. The original Jimmy Beans Wool shop was in the heart of downtown Truckee, CA in the old train station building. Jimmy has many fond memories of that tiny little shop. The Truckee River winds its way from Lake Tahoe, through the towns of Truckee and Reno (connecting us both) and out to Pyramid Lake where it ends in the middle of the high desert. The Truckee River is an integral part of our lives in the Truckee Meadows and is very special to us residents for its water, recreational use, and bringing beauty to our high desert home. It also almost flooded our building earlier this month, which only reminds us further of who is actually in charge around here!

You can knit this simple Shawlette using either 2 or 4 skeins of the Malabrigo Lace Superwash with the yarn held single or double. When held single and knit on US size 3 needles, this yarn is light and airy creating a little wisp of warmth around your neck. When held double, and knit on US size 7 needles, the result is closer to a DK weight and creates a slightly warmer shawl. Either way, the Malabrigo colors shine beautifully! I hope you enjoy this new free pattern from Jimmy Beans Wool!

Malabrigo Lace Superwash Yarn Malabrigo Lace Superwash Yarn

You can purchase the items to make your own Truckee Shawlette here!
Full Downloadable and Printable Pattern Available Here
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Single Stranded Version:
Double Stranded Version: **As of 12/11/12, the color #411 Green Grey has not arrived at the shop yet, but it should be here soon.
  • Single: 6.5 sts to the inch before blocking
  • Double: 4.25 sts to the inch before blocking
Finished Measurements
  • Single: 72" wingspan x 14" deep after blocking
  • Double: 84" wingspan x 17" deep after blocking

**Note** See section at the end for instructions on customizing your shawl to your specifications, ie. making the wingspan shorter and the depth taller.

About the Designer

Designer - Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich

Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich lives in Reno, NV and works on the Customer Engagement team at Jimmy Beans Wool; her tasks include social media (Ravelry & Pinterest, yay!) and coordinating the blog, she co-writes the bi-monthly newsletters and designs knitting, sewing and crochet patterns among various other fun tasks. Outside of work, she is the designer behind Marinade Designs (, her own line of knitting patterns that she is hoping to expand in the coming year. When she's not knitting or sewing her own clothes, she is working in her garden, tending to her chickens, cooking up delicious food, doing yoga, or hiking and backpacking with her husband and their feisty little mutt Wallace. Feel free to check out all of Kristen's designs on Ravelry:

For help with any of Kristen's patterns on the JBW Free Patterns Page, feel free to e-mail her directly at:

We hope you enjoy this free knitting pattern. This free pattern and the associated photographs are only for personal non-commercial use and are not for resale.
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