It’s spring! Time to swap snowy walks for crisp evenings on the porch. Time to cast on for our simply beautiful Screen Porch Shawl.

Screen Porch Shawl | Purl Soho

You cast on this easy triangular shawl along one side and knit your way to the opposite tip, decreasing one stitch each right-side row. The beginner-friendly lace pattern is a 4-line repeat with alternating yarn-overs and decreases… Easy to memorize, so it hits the sweet spot between ease and interest.

Screen Porch Shawl | Purl Soho

When you’re done, the lace nestles into the bottom point of the triangle… A placement that takes center stage when you wear your beautiful shawl!

Screen Porch Shawl | Purl Soho

Our fingering-weight Quartz knits up into a nice, light spring layer, but its 65% merino wool and 35% suri alpaca have the warmth you need if your screen porch is a bit breezy.

Screen Porch Shawl | Purl Soho
Screen Porch Shawl | Purl Soho

And this lovely single-color knit is a fitting canvas for Quartz’s gorgeous depth of color. Its lustrous glow from the glossy suri alpaca means each hue is rich and radiant. In Autumn Oak like ours, or in another beauty from Quartz’s palette, your Screen Porch Shawl will be a stunner in any color and on any porch swing!

Screen Porch Shawl | Purl Soho

Designed by Purl Soho designer, Hiromi Glover. Click here to see even more of Hiromi’s work!

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Screen Porch Shawl | Purl Soho
  • 2 (4) skeins of Purl Soho’s Quartz, 65% merino wool and 35% suri alpaca. Each skein is 420 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 625 (1595) total yards required. We used the color Autumn Oak.
  • US 3 (3.25 mm), 32- or 47-inch circular needles, depending on size you are making
  • A stitch marker


26 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch


Bandana (Shawl)

  • Finished Length of Wingspan: 42½ (68) inches
  • Finished Length of Each Short Side: 30 (48) inches
  • Finished Depth: 21 (34) inches

Sample: We knit the Shawl size.



You will work this piece by casting on along one short side and working toward the opposite tip, decreasing 1 stitch at every right-side edge as you go.


Slip all slipped stitches knitwise with yarn in back.


Cast on 196 (312) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

TIP: When you’re casting on so many stitches, it really helps to place a marker or piece of scrap yarn every 50 stitches. That way, when you lose count (which you will!), you won’t have to recount all the stitches. Just remember to remove these markers when you place your marker for the Set-Up Row.

Set-Up Row (wrong side): Slip 1 (see Notes), k95 (153), place marker (pm), knit to end of row.

Row 1 (right side): Slip 1, knit to last 3 stitches, slipping marker as you come to it, knit 2 together (k2tog), k1. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 1, knit to end of row, slipping marker as you come to it.

Row 3: Repeat Row 1. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 4: Slip 1, knit to marker, remove marker, k2, pm, *yarn over (yo), purl 2 together (p2tog), repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Repeat Rows 1–4 forty-seven (76) more times (at the end of the final Row 4 you should have 4 stitches remaining to the left of the marker). [100 (158) stitches remain]

Decrease Row (right side): Slip 1, knit to last 3 stitches, removing marker when you come to it, k2tog, k1. [1 stitch decreased]

Continuing in garter stitch and maintaining slip stitch selvage, repeat Decrease Row every right-side row until 3 stitches remain, ending with a wrong-side row.

Next Row (right side): Slip 1, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over, cut yarn and pull through remaining stitch.


Weave in the ends and gently wet block.

Screen Porch Shawl | Purl Soho
Screen Porch Shawl | Purl Soho