Sedona Serenity Knit Shawl Pattern


Ready for a peaceful little knitting project?


The purpose of this project was to make something that could be of comfort to the recipient and would be easy and peaceful for the maker as well. Comfort shawls are given to friends, family or even are made as donations to churches or hospitals for those going through difficult times or illness.  Because this yarn is so soft and the pattern works up so easily, I’m really happy with how it turned out.  My aunt recently went through a terribly difficult time of loss and received a crocheted comfort shawl from church. It meant so much to her.

Have you used a yarn like this before? Oh, it is SOOOO soft and works up into something pretty with very little effort. I really enjoyed knitting this shawl as it was very much in keeping with the types of projects I enjoy – quick and simple. It feels silky smooth and is made with only two skeins of self striping Lion Brand Homespun Thick & Quick self striping yarn (You can buy the yarn kit that includes the pattern HERE from Lion Brand).  I’ve heard various thoughts about Homespun from you, my friends, on Instagram and elsewhere.  I’ve heard from those of you who absolutely love it, and others who have had a hard time being able to see your stitches.  I think because I used large needles and stuck to only the knit stitch, I didn’t have any difficulty at all working with it.  It was actually a really nice change for me! What experiences have you had with Homespun?



Anyway, my thoughts on this project are that it would make an amazing shawl to gift to someone that’s going through a hard time, or a friend or family member who may be in the hospital.  Because it’s so soft, it would be very comforting and is also very warm and cuddly.   In addition, this could be used as a large scarf or blanket shawl which are super trendy right now! And as I said before, because it’s so easy to make, it’s actually a very relaxing project for us as the makers.  It was nice to be able to zone out and knit this up with little brain power especially because my daughter has been catching all kinds of bugs at pre-school. (We are having a rough fall with germs at my house.)


Next time I make this, I’m going to use this colorway. It has greys, blues tans and creams. There are so many gorgeous color blends that you can choose from. I normally like neutrals, but if you are a color lover, you won’t be disappointed with the colors to choose from!


It’s all done in the knit stitch so it’s very easy and meditative.

I’m also thrilled, honored and blown away that once again, Lion Brand Yarn has made a kit for this project that is on sale for a limited time! It includes the yarn and the pattern to make your own Sedona Serenity Shawl. Check out the the full kit HERE!  Otherwise, take a look at the free pattern below!

Also, if you like the printable PDF version, you can find the inexpensive ad-free printable PDF pattern in my Etsy shop HERE.



A peaceful (ha ha!) beginner friendly knit shawl pattern that works up quickly with just two skeins of Lion Brand Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn.  This shawl is made entirely with the knit stitch yet obtains a lovely texture and coloring by using the Homespun Self Striping Yarn.  A cozy, super soft shawl and can also be enjoyed as a large blanket scarf.


Approximately 52” inches long (Not including fringe)

Approximately 26” inches wide

You will need:

US Size 19 15.0 mm Knitting Needles

2 Skeins of Lion Brand Homespun Thick & Quick in Pearls or color of your choice – 160 yards per skein (with fringe, this shawl uses almost the entire two skeins)

Tapestry needle to weave in ends



Cast On


Cast Off


Gauge isn’t important in this pattern though it is just over 1 ½ stitches per inch and just over 2 rows per inch.

This shawl can be made with or without the fringe.

The shawl stretches slightly when worn.


Cast on 43 stitches

Row 1 Knit across row

Row 2-118 , or until entire piece measures approximately 52” inches in length – repeat row 1

Cast off, weave in ends.

Optional fringe:

Each tassel or set of fringe consists of two lengths of yarn.

For each tassel or fringe:

Cut two lengths of yarn approximately 9.5” long

Holding the two lengths of yarn together, fold the yarn in half

Place the folded end through the fabric on the short edge of the shawl. Pull the ends back through the folded half and pull tightly to secure.

Continue placing fringe approximately 2” inches apart on both short edges of shawl.

To obtain a “fuzzier” look to the fringe, take one of the lengths of yarn and pull it apart at the end.

Now trim the fringe so that it is nice and even.


Two strands of fringe


Next, fold in half
Place folded section through the fabric of your shawl and pull the ends through the folded portion. Pull ends to tighten and secure tassel.


That’s all there is to this! I hope you like the shawl and please let me know if you try one out on my Facebook page or on Instagram. Happy and “peaceful” knitting to you my friend.  😉



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  1. I can’t wait to make this shawl. It looks beautiful. You are very talented and creative.

    1. Hi Wendy! Thanks so much. Your kind words have made my morning! It was really enjoyable to make.

  2. Very pretty, is there another yarn than I can use ? I don’t like this one, so please let me know. Thank you … Hi from Colorado …..

    1. Hi Febe here in Colorado! This probably isn’t the best pattern to substitute yarns only because the yarn is so textured and really makes the shawl look as it does. BUT, the last shawl that I posted is VERY similar and you can use any worsted weight yarn that you’d like with that one. Hope this helps!

  3. Jessica I scene your pattern last night and a couple hours ago I was in Michaels and was looking at the yarn of course ( lol ) and the lion brand thick and quick was on sale for seven dollars so i found two very pretty balls and tonight I am starting this pattern of your will make a pretty gift thank you for all the great patterns have a great week with your family

    1. You’re amazing Cindy! I love that you’ve found so many of my projects worthy of your time. Way to go finding a sale at Michaels, and I’m sure there are others that will appreciate that information. I hope you love the shawl, and you have a great weekend too!

  4. Hi, just finished this shawl today for a sick friend. I hope she likes the colors (I picked a blue/purple color palette.) I have to admit this yarn is not my favorite, but it does knit up quick and beautifully. New to your site and loving it. So excited to start the easy knit blanket sweater for myself. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

    1. Hi Maria! Thanks so much for the feedback on the pattern and yarn. The color your chose sounds beautiful and I’m sure that your sick friend will treasure it. I’m so glad you’ve found my blog and will also try the blanket sweater!

    2. Hoping you answer this three years after your post! . The pattern in the picture looks more like a couple rows of purl then one of knit. Is that the case?

  5. Beautiful shawl. I’m looking forward to making it. Yes I too am a beginner. Very excited to see something i a pattern I understand! Thank you so much. Jacque

      1. Dear Jessica, I knitted the Sedona Serenity, and, at the very end, when I was binding off, one end was WAY wider than when I began. I know it has to do with tension, no doubt, but do you have any tips or tricks on how I can avoid this in the future? I checked periodically, by holding the thus far completed shawl with the width of the beginning of the project, and it appeared to be almost exactly the right width, but boy, was I wrong! I would appreciate your input. Thanks.
        Roxanne Gudebrod

  6. Hello! Do you have a pattern similar to this in crochet form? I cannot teach myself to knit! Ugh!

  7. Hi Jessica,
    I just want to let you know that I have made several of these Sedona Serenity Shawls this spring for Gold Star Mothers. Gold Star Mothers are moms of fallen soldiers. I am one and a dear friend gave me a soft cozy scarf at my son’s funeral. That scarf gave me comfort almost daily that first year after my son was killed in Afghanistan. I thought I would never feel comfort again… So, I have been making shawls/scarves for newly bereaved moms ever since and this pattern is perfect!

    1. Holly – that’s so incredible. Thank you so much for what you do for others having gone through a heartbreak yourself. Thank you so much for sharing as it means so much to me! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. I really love that shawl pattern. I don’t like shawls that have a point at end. A point is not good looking. Your shawl is wonderful.

  9. I’ve made two of these in the past month. I love how easy they are to knit up and because they are all knit stitches, I’m able to carry a conversation or watch TV while knitting. Homespun comes in so many beautiful colors and is incredibly soft and comforting. The first one was a present for my mom, but the second one is for me (well, really my cats have seemed to claim it). This will become a go to gift I can make for friends/family. Thank you!

  10. Hi there! I do not knit but I’d love to make something like this using a crochet pattern! Is there a stitch you would recommend???

  11. I just finished this shawl for my mother in law’s birthday! I love it! I hope she does too! She’ll be 85!

  12. Hi,

    I followed your pattern and made the scarf in the homespun yarn in different color. However, mine does not look as nice as yours in the pictures, mine is very fuzzy, and almost looks dirty. I was careful with the yarn. Is there anything I can do to fix the fuzziness and make it more sleek?

    Thanks for your help!

  13. Just finished making this shawl and it is so lovely! I used the Lion home-spun yarn but in “Painted Desert” (blue with subtle rainbow colors) and cut the fringe at 15″ . It has such a casual & effortless boho vibe-I freaking love it! I will be making more of them for sure! Thank you for this pretty and simple pattern!

  14. Jessica I have almost finished your Sedona shawl with the Homespun in blues and slight mauve for a friend (her favourite colour is blue) it doesn’t look as pretty as yours. Feel it looks much nicer in the one colour. Am about to make the fringe.
    Am just starting back to knitting, and found this yarn and huge needles a chore.
    Maybe just too OLD!! but I love lots of your patterns and shall try more.
    Thank you for all your patterns, help and advice. Wonderful site.

  15. Jessica can you suggest a cotton yarn and slightly smaller needle size for the Sedona Serenity shawl to try. I live in a hot climate.
    Thank you

  16. Hi,

    I don’t know if you’ll answer, but if I use a smaller needle will it still be ok? The biggest I can find right now is a size 15 which i believe is 10mm. I would maybe just need more wool right?

    1. Hi Amanda,
      If you change needle sizes, you just risk the size of the shawl turning out a bit different. It’s easy to make up for it though by casting on more or fewer stitches. And yes, yarn needs might change a bit as well.

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