The Highland Forest Shawl Knitting Pattern will allow you to create a large triangle shawl with a stripe in the design.
This Outlander inspired design is very similar to Claire’s Carolina shawl.
Knit from the top down, the shawl is knit using bulky yarn.
Design Inspired By The Outlander Costumes
If you have been watching the Outlander TV series, in season four, Claire wore a few very distinctive crossover triangle shawls.
Inspired by the Outlander shawls this shawl is knit from the top down with a centre spine and collar detailing created by a series of yarn overs.
If you have never knit a shawl in this way before, it is fairly easy and you can see a photo tutorial below to help you or watch the video in this post.
The design of the shawl is made so that you can wrap it around your body and tie at the back.
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The Needles You Need
- I used 8 mm (US 11) 40-inch/100cm circular knitting needles for this pattern.
- Using circular needles with a long cable is needed to accommodate a large number of stitches.
- I recommend using a larger size needle to cast off – this helps to keep the stitches loose.
- The size I recommend to cast off is 10mm (US 15) needles – if you have interchangeable needles this will be easy for you to do.
The Yarn You Need
- I used Alize SuperLana Maxi (100g (3.53 oz)/100mt (109 yards) – in the colour 426 – Green for the main body of the shawl.
- This yarn is a wool/acrylic blend and very soft to touch.
- For the black stripe, I used Alize SuperLana Maxi (100g (3.53 oz)/100mt (109 yards) – in the colour 60 – Black.
- You can substitute this yarn with any yarn that is the bulky weight (05).
- I love this chunky – Hobby Lobby
- Comfort chunky – King Cole
- Softee chunky – Bernat
- Chunky cakes – Caron
- Re: Treat – West Yorkshire Spinners
- Simply chunky – Paintbox yarns
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This shawl pattern is great for any intermediate knitters.
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should also know how to yarn over.
- You should know how to change yarn colours.
- You should also be comfortable reading knitting patterns.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
Highland Forest Shawl Pattern
The shawl knits up quickly and the design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
- Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern.
- If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
- You may sell items produced using this pattern.
- Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing.
Skill Level – Intermediate
10 x 10 cm /4 x 4 inches = 11 sts and 15 rows
Measurements / Sizes
*Please note – these measurements are just a rough guide, you can knit this shawl until it is comfortable for you to wear – test it out against yourself to see if you want to make the length shorter or longer before casting off.
- S / M – width tip to tip – 80 inches / 203 cm
- Length – top to bottom = 36 inches / 91 cm
- L /XL – width tip to tip – 100 inches / 254 cm
- Length – top to bottom = 39 inches / 100 cm
- XL/XXL – width tip to tip – 110 inches / 279 cm
- Length – top to bottom = 42 inches / 107 cm
The Supplies You Need…
- Yarn A – Alize SuperLana Maxi (100g (3.53 oz)/100mt (109 yards) – in the colour 426 – Green x 6 (S/M) x 8 (L/XL) x 10 (XL/XXL)
- Yarn B – Alize SuperLana Maxi (100g (3.53 oz)/100mt (109 yards) – in the colour 60 – Black x 1 (S/M) x 1 (L/XL) x 2 (XL/XXL)
- Yarn Weight – Bulky 05
- You can purchase the Alize yarns from YarnStreet or on Etsy.
- 8mm (US 11) knitting needles – I used my interchangeable circular needles on a 40″/100cm cable as there were many stitches – I did not join in the round to knit.
- 10mm (US 15) interchangeable circular needles to cast off.
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List
- Beg – beginning
- Cont – Continue
- Foll – following
- K – knit
- YO – yarn over needle
- PM – place marker
- SM – slip marker
Yarn A – Cast on 3 sts.
Work 4 rows in garter stitch.
Row 5: Pick up and knit 3 sts along row edges, pick up and knit 3 sts along the cast-on edge. (9 sts)
Row 6: K3, PM, K2, PM, K1, PM, K3.
Row 7: (RS) K3, SM, YO, K1, YO, SM, K1, YO, K1, YO, SM, K3. (13 sts)
Row 8: Knit all sts slipping markers.
Row 9: K3, SM, YO, K to next marker, YO, SM, K1, YO, K to the last marker, YO, SM, K3.
Row 10: Knit all sts slipping markers.
Rep Rows 9 and 10 until there are S/M – 220 sts / L/XL – 275 sts / XL/XXL – 330 sts
Change to Yarn B (black) and cont in the pattern (rows 9 and 10) for 6 rows.
Change to Yarn A (green) and cont to work in the pattern (rows 9 and 10) for 4 rows.
Change to Yarn B (black) and cast off loosely (using 10mm (US 15) needles if required).
Weave in all loose ends.
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