New Pattern Release! The Record Collector Shawl

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This is the Record Collector shawl, a new pattern now available to download directly from the website and Ravelry

Large shawl knitting pattern

About this Pattern

My husband and I often enjoy an evening dusting off the vinyl and listening to our favourite tracks on the record player. This shawl was born from such an evening when I had nothing on the needles that I could just mindlessly work on while we listened to music. So I cast on a simple pattern of predominantly stockinette but with a purl ‘groove’ to create breaks in the stitches, much like the song break lines on a record. And so came about the Record Collector shawl.

Record collector uses two skeins of 4ply yarn starting with a colourful, variegated skein to let your stitches sing out loud! A simple repetition of knit and purl stitches makes this a catchy knit and one that is easy to memorise. Once you have reached the end of your first skein it’s time to jazz things up and introduce a contrast colour, changing the rhythm of your stitches as you knit the textured border.

Like the main body of the shawl, the border uses just knit and purl stitches but here the stitches work to pull the fabric into a fluted rib pattern for the final outro.

And once you have cast off, if you flip the shawl over you will see that it also has a very attractive B-side!

This pattern has been tech edited and test knitted prior to publication. A handy stitch count checklist is also provided.

Stitches Used – Sl1 wyif, knit, purl, kyok (knit-yarnover-knit), yo

 – One size

– The finished blocked shawl measures 82” (208 cm) wingspan and 18” (46cm) in depth


• Yarn A – Main Body – 465yd / 425m, 3.5 oz / 100g 4 ply, sock or fingering weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree Knits Chora sock yarn, 75% Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon in the Goldengrey colour (1 skein)
• Yarn B – Border – 465yd / 425m, 3.5 oz / 100g 4 ply, sock or fingering weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree Knits Chora sock yarn, 75% Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon in Steel (1 skein)
• US size 5 (3.75mm) 32” (100cm) circular needle
• A tapestry needle for weaving in the ends
• Pins for blocking


23 stitches and 32 rows to 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking


Download Record Collector on Ravelry

Download Record Collector from the Website

 Record Collector Shawl Kit

Kits are available for the Record Collector shawl with everything you need for the project.

The kit includes 2 skeins of 100g skein of Chora Sock Yarn (75% Superwash Merino / 25% nylon)  at 425m per 100g skein. 

There are 6 colour combinations to choose from (including the upcoming Yarn of the Month colour for April!)

Kits are presented in organza bags and you can add a needle and also a printed copy of the patten. They make great gifts too!

Shawl knitting kit

 Buy a Record Collector Shawl Kit

The pattern has been professionally tech edited by James Bartley and was tested by a fantastic group of test knitters too!

Thank you Sharon, Linda, Pat, Sabina. Pam and Martine.

RC Tests

Here's what they had to say about this pattern:

"This shawl was so fun to make—easy enough to do in front of the TV but had enough pattern changes to keep my interest. I love the you could wear it with either side being the front and they would be a little different" – Pat

“What a lovely pattern – I can't wait to wear this to my next record fair!” – Sabina

Thanks for reading, I hope you like the new pattern!


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