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Diana Asymmetrical Shawl Knitting Pattern

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In this post, you will see the Diana Asymmetrical Shawl Knitting Pattern.

This shawl is light and airy designed with comfort and everyday wear in mind.

Designed with an asymmetrical shape, the shawl can be worn in a few different ways for a relaxed fit.

The Diana asymmetrical shawl pattern

What Is An Asymmetrical Shawl?

Asymmetrical shawls are triangle shawls that are off-center.

One end of the shawl will be longer than the other.

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At first glance, they may seem difficult to knit, however, they are really simple and fun to create.

Asymmetrical shawl

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Asymmetrical shawl knitting pattern

The stitch pattern used in this design

This asymmetrical shawl design has a section of garter stitch rows with a yarn over stripe.

The pattern repeat is worked over and over until you have your desired size.

The shawl is knit starting from one of the corner points.

This shawl needed 2 x skeins of Martin’s Lab Yarn – Comfy Merino/color Diana.

This yarn was knit with one strand to make it a light airy knit. 

Asymmetrical shawl close up

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This shawl pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

Asymmetrical shawl pattern

Diana Shawl Knitting Pattern

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Notes

This shawl is an asymmetrical triangle shawl knit from one end to the other.

Asymmetrical shawls are triangle shawls that are off-center.

One end of the shawl will be longer than the other.

Video Tutorial

You can view a video tutorial showing you how to start knitting the shawl on my YouTube channel here.

Starting the Diana shawl

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Skill Level – Easy (advanced beginner)

Gauge

16 sts/40 rows in 4 inches/10 cm in the pattern.

Measurements / Sizes

Length tip to tip (wingspan) = 72 inches/183 cm.

Width at the widest point = 28 inches/72 cm.

Diana shawl Knit

The supplies you need

Yarn

Needles

  • 5.50mm (US 9) 100cm/40″ circular needles.
  • I used my interchangeable circular needles on a 100cm/40″ cable.
  • I did not join in the round to knit the shawl.
  • The shawl is worked back and forth on the needles – knit flat.
  • The long cable was used to accommodate the number of stitches.

Notions

Tassels

  • Make 3 tassels before you begin to knit the shawl.
  • One tassel will be sewn to each point of the shawl.
  • You can view a tutorial showing you how to make tassels here.
Diana yarn from Martin's lab

Abbreviations

  • CO – Cast on
  • Cont – Continue
  • K – Knit
  • K1fbf – Knit into front, back, front (increase)
  • KFB – Knit into the front and back of the stitch (increase)
  • K2tog – Knit the next two stitches together (decrease)
  • Sl1wyif – Slip 1 st with yarn in front (slip 1 st as if to purl, holding the yarn at the front of the work)
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RS – Right side
  • WS – Wrong side
  • YO – Yarn over
shawl stitch pattern close up

Asymmetrical Shawl Knitting Pattern

Worked flat knitting back and forth on two needles:

Set up

  • CO 6 sts.
  • Row 1 (WS): K6.
  • Row 2 (RS): sl1wyif, K5.
  • Row 3: sl1wyif, K5.
  • Row 4: sl1wyif, K1fbf, K to the last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. (7 sts)
  • Row 5: sl1wyif, K6.
  • Row 6: sl1wyif, K1fbf, K to the last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. (8 sts)
  • Row 7: sl1wyif, K7.
  • Row 8: sl1wyif, K1fbf, K to the last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. (9 sts)
  • Row 9: sl1wyif, K8.
  • Row 10: sl1wyif, Kfb, K to the end. (10 sts)
  • Row 11: sl1wyif, K9.

The main body of the shawl

Start working the pattern repeat as follows:

The Garter Stitch Stripe

  • Row 1 (RS): sl1wyif, K1fbf, K to the last 3 sts, K2tog, K1.
  • Row 2 (WS): sl1wyif, K to the end of the row.
  • Row 3: sl1wyif, Kfb, K to the end.
  • Row 4: sl1wyif, K to the end of the row.

Rep rows 1 to 4 once more. (4 sts increased in total)

You will work 8 rows in the garter stitch stripe pattern.

The Yarn Over Stripe

  • Row 1 (RS): sl1wyif, K1fbf, *YO, K2tog – rep to the last 2 sts, K2.
  • Row 2 (WS): sl1wyif, K to the end of the row.
  • Row 3: sl1wyif, Kfb, *YO, K2tog – rep to the last 2 sts, K2.
  • Row 4: sl1wyif, K to the end of the row.

Rep rows 1 to 4 once more. (6 sts increased in total)

In rows 5 and 7 you will K1 at the end of the row instead of K2.

You will work 8 rows in the yarn over stripe pattern.

After you have completed the yarn over stripe, work the garter stitch stripe again.

Alternate the stripes, working one after the other until you have around 200 sts.

Cast off.

Asymmetrical shawl

Finishing and Blocking

You may wish to block your shawl, you can do that as follows:

Make sure all ends are woven in using a tapestry needle or method of choice.

Gently block by filling a sink or water basin with lukewarm water, add a small amount of rinse less wool wash.

Place the items in the water and gently massage out any air bubbles.

Drain water, gently squeezing out any excess water from the item, then roll in a towel, and stomp on the towel roll to remove any more excess water.

Lay the item out on a towel to approx. finished wingspan measurements and allow to dry completely.

Blocking Tutorial

If you want to learn more about blocking, you can view this blog post here – Blocking knits – 3 ways to reshape your knitting.

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for the free patterns, I have been drooling over a beautiful fingerling yarn but didn’t have a pattern, now I do.
    I love knitting but it’s getting expensive so I have to be careful in what I knit.
    Thank you again.

    1. Hello Elisabeth,
      Thank you so much for your kind words, I’m so happy you like the pattern.
      I totally understand about fingering yarn, it can be hard to find patterns that are not socks that use this weight of yarn.
      I hope you enjoy it!
      Louise