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How To Knit A Triangle Shawl Easy Knitting Pattern

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This ombre shawl is not only easy, it’s perfect for beginner knitters. Simple projects like shawls are so relaxing to knit.

To create the ombre effect just divide your total yarn into 6 shades. Start with the darkest and work your way up to the lightest for that beautiful gradient effect. While a triangular shawl can be knit in different ways the bottom up triangle works really well for the ombre look.

If you want it to be extra easy this is a great project for self-striping yarn. Then the yarn does the color changing for you. This is a good idea if you want less ends to weave in!

Woman in blue ombre shawl over white dress smiling.

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This cozy shawl uses the knit stitch and easy increases to create the shape. But easy doesn’t mean it’s not a beautiful shawl! The cashmere yarn is luxurious and so soft. Keep reading on for the free knitting pattern.

The basic knit stitch creates this gorgeous garter stitch shawl!

Woman in knit triangle shawl draped over shoulders turned to side.

Materials

  • 650 yds of Jade Sapphire’s Mini Ombre a 6-ply yarn (100% Mongolian cashmere zageo, 54 yd (49 m) per 25 g mini skein) in shade Dorothy’s Dress — 2 sets = 12 mini skeins.
  • 5 mm (US Size 8) needles, or needle size needed to meet gauge. I’m using circular needles, but you can use straight needles as this is knit flat.
  • Yarn needle, Measuring tape, Scissors, Stitch marker(s)

Notes

1. In the US I would classify this yarn as a #4 medium worsted weight yarn. You may also try a #3 DK weight yarn if substituting yarns. Remember different weights of yarn will affect the overall result of your shawl.

Stitches / Abbreviations

US Terms

bo – bind off

co – cast on

k – knit

kfb – knit front back

Construction

The construction method for this simple shawl is worked flat from the bottom point up with increases on both ends to create the triangle shape. You will increase on the right side row only for this shawl shape.

Since this knitted shawl is worked flat you don’t need circular knitting needles, but a cable is a great way to help support the weight, and it fits on the long cable nicely.

Woman holding blue ombre triangle shawl wide.

I almost ripped back to the darkest and reordered the colors, but after a short time out I decided it was fine.

Skill Level

Easy

Gauge

30 sts x 36 rows (after blocking) to 4” (10 cm) measured in garter st.

Sizing

The long side is 60” wide and the depth of the shawl is 27.”

Adjustments

To make a smaller shawl stop the repeat when the shawl is to your desired size. To knit a larger shawl continue repeating to size. Remember that even making a simple change will affect how much yarn you need so be sure to order enough yarn.

Video

Watch the video tutorial on my YouTube Channel. I hope you enjoy this easy triangle shawl, scroll down for the free pattern.

Pattern Instructions

Woman in blue ombre shawl over white dress smiling.

How To Knit A Triangle Shawl

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 8 hours
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $100

Knit this simple triangle shawl in garter stitch.

Materials

  • 650 yds of Jade Sapphire’s Mini Ombre a 6-ply yarn (100% Mongolian cashmere zageo, 54 yd (49 m) per 25 g mini skein) in shade Dorothy’s Dress — 2 sets = 12 mini skeins.

Tools

  • 5 mm (US Size 8) needles, or size needed to meet gauge.
  • Yarn needle, Measuring tape, Scissors, Stitch marker(s)

Instructions

    CO 1 to do so I make a slip knot and slide it on my needle.
    Row 1. Kfb. (2 sts)
    Row 2. K1, kfb. (3 sts)
    Row 3. K all. (3 sts)
    Row 4. K1, kfb, k. (4 sts)
    Row 5. K all. (4 sts)
    Row 6. K1, kfb, kfb, k. (6 sts)
    Row 7. K all. (6 sts)
    Row 8. K1, kfb, k across until last 2 sts, kfb, k. (8 sts)
    Row 9. K all. (8 sts)
    Repeat rows 8 – 9 until shawl is 60” wide, or to desired length. To easily keep track of which side the increase rows are on I add a stitch marker to the front so you easily know to increase. And the just knit the wrong side rows.
    BO using icelandic bind off. Pull yarn through last stitch, cut and weave in ends.

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