The Tinker Doodle Shawl

I love to doodle while I work or think about work and have filled pages and pages over the years. Most of those pages end up in the recycling bin. I suppose it’s the equivalent of kids bringing home their doodles from daycare or elementary school - there is just too much to keep it all and put it on the fridge. Some of the patterns that I kept doodling over and over asked to be turned into knitting patterns, and the Tinker Doodle Collection was born. It started with a double loop cowl and a hat (both DK weight), and now it’s time for the Tinker Doodle Shawl to make an appearance. It’s light yet squishy, and a great accessory year-round. Knit knit hooray!


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The Tinker Doodle Shawl is a boomerang-shaped (asymmetric triangle) knitted flat in one piece, from tip to edge.



One size, approximately 72” / 183 cm wingspan, 18” / 46 cm width


Yarn and Yardage

Ancient Arts Yarns Socknado [100 g (3.5 oz) / 385 yds (350 m); 80% superwash fine merino, 20% nylon; fingering weight] in Dusty Rose; 1.85 skeins, 185g, 715 yds (654 m) used for sample


Needles and Notions

US5 / 3.75 mm circular needles, 32” (81 cm) length recommended. Stitch markers for charts 6 and 6a (optional)

Cable needle.

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.



26 sts and 32 rows after blocking = 4” / 10cm, knit in chart 6 pattern.


This pattern has been tech edited and is fully charted and fully written.