Christmas Snow Shawl

Hello friends! In a few days, we'll be saying goodbye to 2020, which was a roller-coaster of a year. For me, it pushed my work towards limitless horizons. In addition to designing, I went back to my old posts and reviewed them, in response to many of you who pointed out mistakes, or gave suggestions to improve the quality of the instructions, so thank you all so much. 

For this shawl I used the mosaic pattern, which I first saw on Pinterest a couple of years ago. I really liked it and worked hard to learn how to knit it. You can see my previous pieces like Candy Cane BeanieParachutes Cowl and Christmas Lights Hat and observe my journey to decipher and tame this technique to make my own unique patterns. As for the yarn, I had an old scarf I've made for Christmas that badly needed an update, and when I gave it a second glance I decided that there was no saving it, so I undid it and used the yarn to make this shawl. As you can see in the images, this piece features three types of snowflakes falling over a row of Christmas trees. I tried many versions of this shawl until I was satisfied, and I really like this final result, it's very beautiful and you just want to follow the snow with your eyes as it falls down. I hope you give it a try and make it for yourself or your loved ones.

Let us look forward to the new year and try harder to make it better. May your wishes be achieved in the best way. With my last post for 2020, I wish you all a healthy and safe 2021. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Skill level: Intermediate





Materials:

  • Yarn: NAKO Elit Baby, 100% anti-pilling acrylic, 3.5 oz (100 g), 273 yards (250 m), in the following colors: 
    • Red (2 Skeins).
    • Green (1 Skein).
    • White (1 Skein).
  • Knitting needles, size US 7 (4.5 mm).
  • Tapestry needle


Measurements: 78” x 15.75” (198 cm x 40 cm), approx.

Gauge: 18 sts and 36 rows  = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) in garter stitch.

Yardage: 755- 765 yards (690- 700 m).

Knitting terms:

  • st: stitch.
  • sts: stitches.
  • k: knit.
  • sl st: slip stitch.
  • m1: make one st increase.
  • ssk: slip, slip, knit the 2 sts together through back loops.




Instructions:

With red yarn, cast on 3 sts, k 2 rows, then work as follows:

Row 1: sl st, k 1, (k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, m 1, ssk.

General pattern:

Row 1: sl st, k to last st, (k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, m 1, k to last 2 sts, ssk. 

Notes: 

  • There is a one stitch increase after every general pattern repetition.
  • Always slip stitches purlwise.

Repeat the General pattern until stitch count is 50, then work as follows:


Dotted snowflakes pattern:

Bind white yarn, work next 2 rows:

Row 1 (RS): sl st 2, *k 1, sl st 3, repeat from * to end.

Row 2: sl st 3, *k 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 3, bring yarn to back, repeat from * to last 3 sts, k 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 2.

Repeat rows (1-2) of the General Pattern twice.

With white yarn:

Row 3: sl st 2, *k 1, sl st 3, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k 1, sl st 1.

Row 4: sl st 1, *k 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 3, bring yarn to back, repeat from * to last 3 sts, k 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 2.
Repeat rows (1-2) of the General Pattern twice.

Repeat the Dotted snowflakes pattern 4 times. (66 sts)



Cross snowflakes pattern:

With white yarn:

Row 1 (RS): k 3, *sl st 3, k 1, repeat from * to last 3 sts, sl st 2, (k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, M 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 2, bring yarn to back, *k 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 3, bring yarn to back, repeat from * to last 3 sts, k 1, ssk.

With red yarn:

Row 3: k 5, *sl st 1, k 7, repeat from * to last 6 sts, sl st , k 4, (k, p) into last st.

Row 4: k 2, M 1, k 4, *bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 7, repeat from * to last 6 sts, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 3, ssk.

With white yarn:

Row 5: k 7, *sl st 3, k 5, repeat from * to last 5 sts, sl st 3, k 1, (k, p) into last st.

Row 6: k 2, M 1, k 1, * bring yarn to front, sl st 3, bring yarn to back, k 5, repeat from * to last 2 sts, ssk.

With red yarn:

Row 7: k 3, *sl st 1, k 7, repeat from * to last 2 sts, sl st 1, (k, p) into last st.

Row 8: k 2, M 1, *bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 7, repeat from * to last 4 sts, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 1, ssk.

With white yarn:

Row 9: repeat row 1.

Row 10: repeat row 2.

With red yarn:

Row 11: k 5, *sl st 1, k 7, repeat from * to last 2 sts, sl st 1, (k, p) into last st.

Row 12: k 2, M 1, *bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 7, repeat from * to last 6 sts, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 3, ssk.

With white yarn:

Row 13: k 7, *sl st 3, k 5, repeat from * to last st, (k, p) into last st.

Row 14: k 2, M 1, * k 5, bring yarn to front, sl st 3, bring yarn to back, repeat from * to last 7 sts, k 5, ssk.

With red yarn:

Row 15: k 3, *sl st 1, k 7, repeat from * to last 6 sts, sl st 1, k 4, (k, p) into last st.

Row 16: k 2, M 1, k 4, *bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 7, repeat from * to last 4 sts, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 1, ssk.

Repeat Cross snowflakes pattern 4 times. With white yarn, repeat the first 2 rows of the pattern. 

Repeat rows (1-2) of the General Pattern twice. (101 sts)



Dotted snowflakes pattern 2:

With white yarn:

Row 1 (RS): sl st 1, *k 1, sl st 3, repeat from * to last 4 sts, k 1, sl st 3.

Row 2: sl st 3, *bring yarn to back, k 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 3,repeat from * to last 2 sts, bring yarn to back, k 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 1.

Repeat rows (1-2) of the General Pattern twice.

With white yarn:

Row 3: sl st 1, *k 1, sl st 3, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k 1, sl st 1.

Row 4: sl st 1, *bring yarn to back, k 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 3, repeat from * to last 2 sts, bring yarn to back, k 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 1.

Repeat rows (1-2) of the General pattern twice.

Repeat the Dotted snowflakes pattern 2 four times. (117 sts)


Heavy snow pattern:

With white yarn:

Row 1: k 2, *sl st 1, k 1, repeat from * to last st, (k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, M 1, *k 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, repeat from * to last 3 sts, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, ssk.
With red yarn:

Row 3: k 4, *sl st 1, k 7, repeat from * to last 2 sts, sl st 1, (k, p) into last st.

Row 4: k 2, M 1, *bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 7, repeat from * to last 5 sts, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 2, ssk.
With white yarn:

Row 5: k 1, *k 5, sl st 1, k 1, sl s 1, repeat from * to last 6 sts, k 5, (k, p) into last st.

Row 6: k 2, M 1, *k 5, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, repeat from * to last 6 sts, k 4, ssk.

With red yarn:

Row 7: k 2, *sl st 1, k 7, repeat from * to last 6 sts, sl st, k 4, (k, p) into last st.

Row 8: k 2, M 1, k 4, *bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 7, repeat from * to last 3 sts, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, ssk.

With white yarn:

Row 9: repeat row 1.

Row 10: repeat row 2.

With red yarn:

Row 11: k 4, *sl st 1, k 7, repeat from * to last 6 sts, sl st 1, k 4, (k, p) into last st.

Row 12: k 2, M 1, k 4, *bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 7, repeat from * to last 5 sts, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 2, ssk.

With white yarn:

Row 13: k 1, *k 5, sl st 1, k 1, sl s 1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k 1, (k, p) into last st.

Row 14: k 2, M 1, k 1, *bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 5, repeat from * to last 6 sts, k 4, ssk.

With red yarn:

Row 15: k 2, *sl st 1, k 7, repeat from * to last 2 sts, sl st, (k, p) into last st.

Row 16: k 2, M 1, *bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 7, repeat from * to last 3 sts, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, ssk.

Repeat Heavy snow pattern 4 times. With white yarn, repeat the first 2 rows of the pattern. 

Repeat rows (1-2) of the General pattern once. (151 sts)

 



Trees pattern: 

With green yarn:

Row 1: k 4, *sl st 3, k 1, repeat from * to last 3 sts, sl st 2, (k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, M 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 2, bring yarn to back, *k 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 3, bring yarn to back, repeat from * to last 4 sts, k 2, ssk.

With red yarn:

Row 1: k 3, *k 15, sl st 1, repeat from * to last 5 sts, k 4, (k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, M 1, k 4, *bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 15, repeat from * to last 3 sts, k 1, ssk.

With green yarn:

Row 1: k 3, *sl st 4, k 1, sl st 3, k 1, sl st 4, k 3, repeat from * to last 6 sts, sl st 4, k 1, (k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, M 1, k 1, *bring yarn to front, sl st 4, bring yarn to back, k 3, *bring yarn to front, sl st 4, bring yarn to back, k 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 3, bring yarn to back, k 1, repeat from * to last 7 sts, bring yarn to front, sl st 4, bring yarn to back, k 1, ssk.

With red yarn:

Row 1: k 1, *k 15, sl st 1, repeat from * to last 9 sts, k 8, (k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, M 1, k 8, *bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 15, repeat from * to last 16 sts, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 14, ssk.

With green yarn:

Row 1: k 4, *(sl st 3, k 1) twice, sl st 1, k 5, sl st 1, k 1, repeat from * to last 7 sts, sl st 3, k 3, (k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, M 1, k 3, bring yarn to front, sl st 3, bring yarn to back, *k 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 5, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 1, (bring yarn to front, sl st 3, bring yarn to back, k 1) twice, repeat from * to last 3 sts, k 1, ssk.

With red yarn:

Row 1: k 13, sl st 1, k 1, sl st 1, repeat to last 12 sts, k 11, (k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, M 1, k 11, *bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 13, repeat from * to last 16 sts, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 11, ssk. 

With green yarn:

Row 1: k 4, *sl st 3, k 1, sl st 2, k 7, sl st 2, k 1, repeat from * to last 9 sts, sl st 3, k 1, sl st 2, k 2, (k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, M 1, k 2, *bring yarn to front, sl st 2, bring yarn to back, k 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 3, bring yarn to back, k 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 2, bring yarn to back, k 7, repeat from * to last 10 sts, bring yarn to front, sl st 2, bring yarn to back, k 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 3, bring yarn to back, k 2, ssk.

With red yarn:

Row 1: k 10, *(sl st 1, k 1) twice, sl st 1, k 11, repeat from * to last 4 sts, sl st 1, k 2,
(k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, M 1, k 2, *bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 11, (bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 1) twice, repeat from * to last 11 sts, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 8, ssk.

With green yarn:

Row 1: k 4, *sl st 3, k 9, sl st 3, k 1, repeat from * to last 11 sts, sl st 3, k 7, (k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, M 1, k 7, *bring yarn to front, sl st 3, bring yarn to back, k 1, bring yarn to front, sl st 3, bring yarn to back, k 9, repeat from * to last 7 sts, bring yarn to front, sl st 3, bring to back, k 2, ssk.

With red yarn:

Row 1: k 7, *(sl st 1, k 1) three times, sl st 1, k 9, repeat from * to last 9 sts, (sl st 1, k 1) three times, k 2, (k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, M 1, k 3, *(bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 1) twice, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 9, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 1, repeat from * to last 12 sts, (bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 1) twice, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 5, ssk.

With green yarn:

Row 1: k 3, sl st 1, *k 11, sl st 5, repeat from * to last 13 sts, k 12, (k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, M 1, k 1, *k 11, bring yarn to front, sl st 5, bring yarn to back, repeat from * to last 15 sts, k 11, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring to back, k 1, ssk.

With red yarn:

Row 1: k 4, *(sl st 1, k 1) four times, sl st 1, k 7, repeat from * to last 14 sts, (sl st 1, k 1) four times, sl st, k 4, (k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, M 1, k 4, *(bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 1) four times, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 7, repeat from * to last 13 sts, (bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 1) four times, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 2, ssk.

With green yarn:

Row 1: k 1, *k 13, sl st 3, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k 1, (k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, M 1, k 1, *bring yarn to front, sl st 3, bring yarn to back, k 13, repeat from * to last 17 sts, bring yarn to front, sl st 3, bring to back, k 12, ssk.

With red yarn:

Row 1: k 3, (sl st 1, k 1) four times, sl st 1, *k 5, (sl st 1, k 1) five times, sl st 1, repeat from * to last 8 sts, k 7, (k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, M 1, k 7, *(bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 1) five times, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 5, repeat from * to last 12 sts, (bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 1) five times, ssk.

With green yarn:

Row 1: k 13, *sl st 1, k 15, repeat from * to last 8 sts, sl st 1, k 6, (k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, M 1, k 6, *bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 15, repeat from * to last 14 sts, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 11, ssk.

With red yarn:

Row 1: k 2, (sl st 1, k 1) four times, sl st 1, *k 3, (sl st 1, k 1) five times, sl st 1, repeat from * to last 11 sts, k 3, (sl st 1, k 1) three times, k 1 (k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, M 1, k 2, (bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 1) twice, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, *k 3, (bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 1) six times, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, repeat from * to last 14 sts, k 3, (bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 1) four times, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, ssk.

With green yarn:

Row 1: k 11, *sl st 1, k 15, repeat from * to last 12 sts, sl st 1, k 10, (k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, M 1, k 10, *bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 15, repeat from * to last 12 sts, bring yarn to front, sl st 1, bring yarn to back, k 9, ssk.

With red yarn:

Row 1: k 2, sl st 2, *k 13, sl st 3, k 3, repeat from * to last 4 sts, k 3, (k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, M 1, k 3, *bring yarn to front, sl st 3, bring yarn to back, k 13, repeat from * to last 4 sts, bring yarn to front, sl st 2, bring yarn to back, ssk.

With green yarn:

Row 1: *k 3, sl st 2, k 1, (sl st 3, k 1) twice, sl st 2, repeat from * to last 9 sts, k 3, sl st 2, k 3, (k, p) into last st.

Row 2: k 2, M 1, k 3, * bring yarn to front, sl st 2, bring yarn to back, k 3, bring yarn to front, sl st 2, bring yarn to back, k 1, ( bring yarn to front, sl st 3, bring yarn to back, k 1) twice, repeat from * to last 5 sts , bring yarn to front, sl st 2, bring yarn to back , k 1, ssk.

Cut green yarn. Repeat rows (1-2) of the General Pattern twice.

Bind off all stitches using stretchy method. Weave in loose yarn and block if needed.



Lastly, feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or find something confusing in the pattern.

Happy crocheting/knitting! follow me on Instagram @wiams_crafts and Twitter @wiamscrafts to see my upcoming projects.

Comments

  1. I can only keep repeating how impressed I am by your crafting.
    You are indeed a clever person, inventive and well able to translate your designs into patterns.
    Keep it up, PLEASE ! :D

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    1. Thank you. your comment really made me so happy today.

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  2. just a heads up, but I think there's a bit of an error in your pattern....

    it says "Row 2: k2, m1, k to last 2 sts, k2togtbl. (one stitch increase)"
    but that k2togtbl would cancel out the m1 so that there actually isn't an increase in stitches.
    and it looks like that error is repeated throughout the pattern instructions.


    also, just as a general request: you don't happen to have your mosaic instructions charted out do you? it's the way Barbara Walker presented hers in her pattern books, and how I learned, and I find it about 1000x easier to work that way.


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    1. A little off-topic but I just found your post pattern on Ravulous Hot Right Now and it led me to your blog. I just wanted you to know that the simple words of the last paragraph of your post both blessed and inspired me. I also think your pattern is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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