Are you looking for a beginner triangle shawl knitting pattern? Well, this is absolutely the easiest shawl knitting pattern!
There are lots of different shawl styles to choose from, some are easier than others.
If this is your first shawl pattern, you’re in for a treat. In this beginner friendly shawl pattern you’ll quickly fall in love with the repetition, quickness & simplicity.
This is a pattern you’re gonna want to have on your needles at all times because all your friends are going to want one!
About the Pattern
This shawl starts with a single stitch at the bottom tip. It’s a simple 2 row repeat. Knit all the stitches and then add 2 stitches on every other row.
Available Sizes: One
Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
Pattern Language: English
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
PDF Format: Printer Friendly
Pattern Name: Openness
Here are some of the knitting skills you need to know before getting started:
Knit Flat (Back & Forth)
Increase Stitches (It’s just a backwards loop, nothing complicated here!)
WHAT’S TO LOVE!?
- Quick project, for a shawl anyways
- Stress-free knitting experience
- Simple pattern to follow
- Meditative to relax from a long day
- Easy to memorize & knit on the go
- Beginner friendly
- Comfy cozy drape
- It has some weight to it, so it feels like you’re being hugged
Yarn & Substitutions
Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Yardage: 495 – 505 yards (453 – 462 meters)
Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
Needles & Notions
Needle Size: US 15 (10mm) Circular Needles with a 32” (80cm) Cable
Gauge: 8 STS & 17 rows per 4” (10cm) square, knit in the pattern below
Weight: 1lb 12.9oz (820g)
Height of model: 5’9″ (175cm)
Weight of model: 130lbs (59kg)
Bust of model: 35″ (88cm)
Waist of model: 25″ (63cm)
Measurements, no blocking: 72″ wide x 36″ (183cm x 93cm)
Knit starting at the bottom tip.
Knit using the infamous garter stitch.
I used 5 skeins for this super cozy shawl.
Increase 2 stitches on every ODD row and then knit the next row.
Knit flat, back & forth on circular needles, which are used to accommodate the large number of CO stitches, do not join in the round.
Fringe! If you’re a lover of fringe, then you’ll be happy to know that it makes a beautiful addition to this shawl. ;)
*– * – repeat between * to end of round
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on (long-tail cast-on method)
INC1 – make 1 stitch (I use a backwards loop)
K – knit stitches (K1 means to knit 1 stitch)
STS – stitches
I love that this shawl has a bit more weight to it, so I feel like I’m being hugged.
Free Knitting Pattern
Knit Flat (Row-by-Row)
CO 1 stitch
Row 1: INC1, K1, INC1
Row 2: *K*
Row 3: INC1, K3, INC1
Row 4: *K*
Row 5: INC1, K5, INC1
Row 6: *K*
Row 7: INC1 *K* INC1
Row 8: *K*
Repeat rows 7-8 until you’ve reached your desired size of shawl.
Expert tip: Place a removeable stitch marker or scrap piece of yarn on the side you need to increase the stitches, so you don’t even have to think about whether or not you need to increase.
Move the maker up as your shawl grows.
When it gets a bit bigger, you’ll want to use 2 markers, one at each end, so you’re easily reminded to increase.
Another Expert tip: Bind-off very loosely in the K1, P1 pattern. This will make give it more elasticity to help keep it from curling.
If you have a hard time binding off loosely, you can try using a US17 needle, if you have one. ;)
Weave in the ends.
No blocking necessary.
You can snuggle up in your shawl immediately. Ahhh, instant gratification.
What emotions do you feel when you wrap a freshly knitted shawl around your shoulders?
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