Last week I shared some basic top down triangular shawl patterns that are quick-to-knit, easy to adapt to the yarn in your stash, and great for charity or gift knitting. Today, I will share two more.
100 – 400 g yarn in any size or fiber. Yardage will vary depending on the yarn chosen but here are some guidelines
- Fingering or sport weight: 300 – 400 yd for small shawl; 600-800 yds for large shawl.
- DK or worsted weight: 200 – 300 yd for small shawl; 400 – 600 yd or more for large shawl.
- Bulky weight: 150 – 300 yd for small shawl; 300 – 600 yd or more for large shawl
Gauge is not critical. Use a needle size that will give you a drapey but not overly loose fabric. 1 – 2 sizes larger than the size recommended on the yarn label should be suitable.
- Tapestry needle
These patterns are easily adaptable to multiple colors so both are great patterns for stash busting.
CO – Cast on
RS/WS – Right side/Wrong side
k – knit
kfb – knit in the front and back of the same stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
Bottom Up Triangle
CO 3 sts.
Row 1: Kfb, k1, kfb. (5 sts)
Row 2 (and all WS rows): Knit.
Row 3: K1, kfb, k1, kfb, k1. (7 sts)
Row 5: K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1. (increasing 2 sts)
Repeat Rows 5 – 6 until you have the desired size or you have used most of your yarn, reserving enough for the bind off.
Block if desired.
CO 3 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K1, kfb.
Row 2 (and all WS rows): Knit
Row 3: K to last st, kfb.
Repeat Rows 2 – 3 until you have the desired center back length or you have used about half your yarn, ending with a WS row.
Next RS Row: K to last 2 sts, k2tog.
Next WS Row: Knit.
Repeat last 2 rows until you have 3 sts remaining.
Bind off. Block if desired and enjoy.