Faerie Cake Shawl - The perfect project for beginner knitters...

It's that time of year again, when we all want to wrap up cosy and warm and what better way to keep snuggly than with my Faerie Cake Shawl.  This project is great for beginner knitters as it uses only garter stitch with simple increases and decreases to shape the scarf and the colour changing nature of the yarn gives a lovely striped effect without all those ends to weave in.

This pattern was previously only available in my store and has now been updated and improved.  I wanted to share this pattern with you all, I hope you will like it.  Use #lullabylodge to share your makes, I love to see what you have all been up to.

Faerie Cake Shawl

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  2 balls Caron Cakes or similar yarn 


Approximately 145 cm (75 inches) measured across the long edge.

Not essential for this project

k - knit
k2tog - knit 2 together
yo - yarn over
st(s) - stitch(s)

Other notes: The shawl is worked in garter stitch (knit every row), back and forth on circular needles and continued in pattern until you reach your desired size.  It is recommended to make the tassels first to ensure you have enough yarn.  If you don’t want to add the tassels, this project may be made with just 1 ball.  I used Caron Cakes yarn, in the colour Faerie Cake.

With 5 mm circular needles cast on 5 st’s and k 2 rows.  I like to use Knit Pro Symfonie needles.  The wood is so light and smooth to use.  If your hands ache or tire easily when knitting you should give them a go...

Row 1 k2, yo, k1, yo k to end

Row 2 knit

Row 3 k2, yo, k to the last 2 st’s, k 2tog

Row 4 knit

These 4 rows form pattern.  Continue in pattern until you reach desired size, making sure to leave enough yarn to cast off.  Cast off and weave in ends.

Sew tassels to long ends of shawl.

I used 1 full ball for the knitted part and a partial ball for the tassels, this creates a "shawlett" style that may be worn across the shoulders in the traditional way or back to front bandanna style.

You can continue until you run out of yarn if you would like a larger shawl.  An ad free, pdf copy of this pattern may be purchased in my Etsy Store.

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  1. This is gorgeous, Catherine. I'm not huge on doing knitting myself (except for simple scarves occasionally). I LOVE your colour choice in Caron Cakes!

    1. Thank you Sandra, I'm really excited to wear it now. These are my favourite colours...


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