The Rosie Cotton shawl is inspired by the hobbits of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The simplicity of the design and the natural beauty of the yarn echo the simplicity of the hobbits and their connection to good, solid earth. At the same time, hobbits have a joyful spirit of fun about them, too, and the playful touches of bobbles and chevron stripes sing of their ability to have a good time. The shawl uses conventional shaping to achieve a lovely crescent shape that drapes nicely over the shoulders. With a nice mix of stockinette and garter, it is quite enjoyable to knit; just engaging enough to stay interesting without requiring too much brain power.

Rosie Cotton Shawl

  • Measurements 
    Depth - 22in (56cm) 
    Wingspan - 72in (183cm)


    18 sts x 30 rows = 4in (10cm) in stockinette after blocking


    Garthenor Ronas - fingering weight - 50g, 230yds (210m) 
    Sample used 
    2 skeins - Color A - Sandstone 
    1 skein - Color B - Moorit 
    1 skein - Color C - Chalk 


    To substitute, use
    For 3 color version 
    460yds (420m) fingering weight in Color A 
    230yds (210m) fingering weight in Color B 
    230yds (210m) fingering weight in Color C 
    For 2 color version 
    460 yds (420m) fingering weight in Color A 
    460 yds (420m) fingering weight in Color B



    US 2.5 (3.0mm) 40in (100cm) circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge



    4 stitch markers


    tapestry needle

    blocking supplies


    This pattern was test knit. When you purchase this pattern, you will receive the pattern as a PDF file.


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