The Story Hour Shawl is a boomerang-style shawl that begins at the narrow end and grows ever larger as you continue through the mosaic and eyelet stitch patterns. It highlights a collection of mini-skeins inspired by beloved childhood tales and dyed by Mary Beth and Helen of Toad Hollow Yarns. Perfect for allowing you to knit some favorite stories into a wearable piece of art.
Of all the patterns in the Tales of Childhood Collection, this shawl is the second easiest to make (the Chapter by Chapter Cap is the easiest). It can still be tricky thanks to some of the lesser known stitches. I’ve linked photo tutorials in the pattern’s Stitch Guide to help you out should you need them.
Have fun & happy knitting!
Notes: I’ve provided different gauges for the different stitch patterns. Depending on your knitting style, you may need go up to a US 6 (4.0 mm) for the mosaic section. Even though this isn’t a fitted garment, you will be happier with your fabric if you swatch a bit first for this pattern.
This pattern has been test knit and tech edited.
(Thanks, Sue-Cat & test knitters!)
49” x 17.5” / 125 x 45 cm (68” x 24” / 173 x 61 cm)
(all in fingering-weight)
MC - Approx 400 - 670 yds (365 - 613 m)
CC1 - Approx 20 yds (19 m)
CC2 - Approx 40 yds (37 m)
CC3 - Approx 40 yds (37 m)
CC4 - Approx 40 yds (37 m)
CC5 (Large size only) – Approx 50 yds (46 m)
CC6 (Large size only) – Approx 25 yds (23 m)
Large Sample Used: Toad Hollow Yarns Sock Toad - 80/20 Merino/Nylon - 400 yds (365 m) / 100 g
MC (pink): Mawwiage - 151g
CC1 (grey): Specter - 4g
CC2 (blue): Hanging the Stars - 9g
CC3 (purple): Susan - 9g
CC4 (green-blue): Moonstone - 9g
CC5 (variegated): Christmas at Hogwarts - 11g
CC6 (green): Mr. Carrisford - 5g
US 3 (3.25 mm) Circular Needles (straights will not work) or size to obtain gauge
US 5 (3.75 mm) Circular Needles (straights will not work) or size to obtain gauge
29 sts x 27 rows / 4” (10 cm) with smaller needles in ToC Eyelet Pattern, blocked
38 sts x 52 rows / 4” (10 cm) with larger needles in ToC Mosaic Pattern, blocked
Stitches/Techniques Used: (tutorials are linked)
make 1 purlwise
This pattern uses some interesting techniques so I've got 4 new Step by Step photo tutorials to help you out. Be sure to click the links above to learn how to work Mosaic Twists.