Your Mileage May Vary Shawl

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The name comes from the edge trim, which is a variation on a vintage pattern called “A mile a minute.” When I found the trim in a vintage book I thought it meant that it worked up very quickly until Kat told me that it's the name of a weed similar to bindweed. It's still a very quick trim and pattern to work – but maybe not quite breaking land speed records! It’s also a slight reference to the fact that short-row crescents are about the hardest to calculate the yardage for when you are designing them.

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Wingspan: 133cm/52in 
Depth: 23cm/9in 
This pattern is easily adapted to be larger or smaller, instructions are provided.


  • 1x 100g hank of Sparkleduck Solo (4ply, 100% merino singles spun, 366m/100g) in Unicorn Fields 
  • 3.5mm (US E) hook. 
  • 4.5mm (US 7) hook. 
  • Tapestry Needle.

13 sts and 15 rows to 10cm/4in in htr using 4.5mm hook, or size needed to obtain tension.

Difficulty rating 

Skills needed 
Basic stitches, working into chain spaces, short rows (fully explained.)

Trim worked end to end, stitches picked up into chain spaces to work short row shaping.

This pattern is charted and written using standard UK crochet terminology (with US conversions given in the abbreviations)

Also available in our book The Shawl Project: Book One.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Lovely edging

This is a lovely one-skein shawl that crocheted up very quickly. The edging looks as if it might be tricky but it really isn't - and it looks so pretty. Thanks for another great pattern!

Mary-Lynn Dalrymple
Beautiful pattern!

I made this shawl as a gift for my grandmother, and she absolutely loved it! I really enjoyed working the pattern up - the edging was surprisingly simple and addictive to make, and the body of the shawl flew off my hook! I’ll definitely be making another.