Dec 11

Easy Triangle Shawl Pattern

Easy Triangle Shawl Pattern

Now I tend to be a rebel when it comes to patterns.  I love to look at them and get inspiration, but then I tend to take things in my own direction.  Yes, I do have a lot of works-in-progress that are in time out because they went terribly, terribly wrong.  But I stand by my rebellious crafting.  So when I decided I wanted to make a triangle shawl that would use exactly the amount of yarn I had, as well as not require complicated counting or keeping track of rows, or anything, I decided to come up with my own basic triangle shawl pattern.  If you know how to knit and purl, this is a great pattern to learn how to do yarn overs!  It’s very easy!  The added beauty of knitting a triangle from the point up is that you can stop whenever you run out of yarn or feel the project is big enough.


Skill level: Experienced Beginning (comfortable with knitting and purling)

Materials: Yarn and the right size needles for the type of yarn you have (the label usually tells you if you’re not sure)

Gauge:  Doesn’t matter!  Depends on your yarn and needle size


  • k = knit; k1 = knit one stitch
  • p = purl; p1 = purl one stitch
  • yo = yarn over



  • Cast on four stitches
  • Row 1: k1, yo, k2, yo, k1
  • Row 2: purl across
  • Row 3: k2, yo, k2, yo, k2
  • Row 4: purl
  • All odd rows: k2, yo, knit until there are two stitches left, yo, k2
  • All even rows: purl


That really is it!  Just keep going until you run out of yarn or the shawl is the size you wanted it to be.  The rainbow shawl I made is for a 6 year old (goodness I can’t believe she’s 6 already!!!), so it is rather small 🙂  If you have any questions about the pattern, please comment below or email Caitlyn@kniftycraftyandcute.com.  I’d love to see your shawls!  Post them on our Facebook page or upload to Instagram and tag @kniftycraftyandcute


Happy knitting!  <3 Caitlyn



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