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Umbria Chunky Knit Shawl Pattern- Free + Easy

The Umbria Chunky Knit Shawl Pattern is both cozy and gorgeous. An easy, beginner friendly knitting pattern this free triangle shawl pattern works up fast in chunky yarn.

The Umbria is a shallow triangle shawl with long wings, allowing for easy styling. Wrap it around your shoulders, or switch it up and wear the Umbria as a chunky knit triangle scarf.

This knit shawl is easy to adjust by continuing the pattern repeat for as long as you’d like to make your shawl, or til you run out of yarn!

Mannequin outside with chunky striped knit shawl.

I love having a simple knitting project that I can pick up and put down whenever I find a few minutes to knit. Or for those evenings when my hands want to be making, but my mind doesn’t want to do the counting.

This lovely hand carved shawl stick from the Etsy shop WoodenItBeLovely. I love how perfectly it compliments the Umbria Chunky Knit Shawl Pattern. Simplicity, beauty and function!

Back of chunky purple and pink and grey striped knit shawl.

This Gemstones color way from Lion Brand is so gorgeous. I love the combination of pink, purple and grey.

It’s so fun to work up these self striping yarns. I’m always so excited to get to the next color.

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  1. Worked in garter stitch, you will knit both sides.
  2. Worked bottom up, increasing on both edges.
  3. Worked flat, turn after each row.


CO-cast on. You can use any cast on method. I have a long tail cast on tutorial here. For a quick, short tail cast on you can check this tutorial out.


KFB-knit front back (increase)



BO-bind off

Striped knit shawl on mannequin.

Helpful Knitting Tutorials

Cast On With A Crochet Hook As a crocheter, this is my favorite and go-to cast on method.

The Long Tail Cast On is another easy and popular cast on method.

Eventually you will need to know how to join a new ball of yarn, the magic knot is one way.


 4” x 4” = 12 sts x 16 rows in garter st


76” wide x 19” deep (unblocked)

picture of Umbria chunky knit triangle shawl dimensions 76" x 19" x 45"

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Purple shawl beginner knitting pattern.

Umbria Shawl Knitting Pattern

Purple shawl beginner knitting pattern.

Chunky Knit Triangle Shawl Beginner Knitting Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 4 hours
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $20

The Umbria Chunky Knit Shawl is a cozy triangle shawl. This easy knitting pattern is perfect for beginning knitters.


  • #5 bulky weight yarn, pictured in Lion Brand Homespun Yarn (98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester, 6oz/170g, 185 yd/169m) color: gemstone stripes; 2 skeins.


  • 8mm 24” circular needles or larger
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors


CO 1,

  1. Row 1. KFB. (2 sts)
  2. Row 2. KFB, KFB. (4 sts)
  3. Row 3. KFB, K 2, KFB. (6 sts)
  4. Row 4. KFB, K 4, KFB. (8 sts)
  5. Row 5. KFB, K 6, KFB. (10 sts)
  6. Row 6. KFB, K to one st left, KFB. (12 sts)
  7. Rows 7-80. Rep Row 6, til scarf is 19” deep or to desired length.
  8. BO.
  9. Cut yarn and weave in ends.


To knit a larger shawl continue repeating, increase on both edges until shawl is as long as you like.

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