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How To Knit An Easy Triangle Wrap For Fall

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If you are looking for a complete beginner-friendly pattern, then learn how to knit an easy triangle wrap for fall.

In the spring I shared a simple garter stitch triangle scarf pattern and recently wanted to make a pattern that was similar but with bulky yarn.

This cozy fall wrap is a great alternative to wearing a jacket and will also be a great scarf when the weather gets colder.

Please scroll down to view the free pattern or grab the ad-free printable PDF in my shop here.

how to wear a triangle scarf

An Easy Level Knitting Pattern

This is an easy pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are casting on the loop stitch and the knit stitch.

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Using mainly knit stitches this will also introduce you to increasing (KFB).

There are also some drop stitches in the pattern, which break up the garter stitch rows.

Triangle scarf knitting pattern

Knitting The Triangle Scarf

This triangle scarf is really easy to make for any beginners as all you need to know are some basic knitting stitches.

You start with just two stitches on your needle which forms the point of your triangle and you build it from there, by adding stitches at both ends until you have a large triangle wrap.

back view of triangle scarf

The Yarn I Used…

I used super bulky yarn for this that I bought from the UK called Caron Tea Cakes (80% acrylic and 20% wool) in Ginger Spice 291220.

This was knit up quite quickly and used two cakes of the self-striping yarn.

Any bulky weight yarn 05 will be okay to use for this pattern.

I knit this with size 8mm (US 11) 32″ circular needles, I did not join in the round, but the cable made it easy as there were many stitches to knit.

drop stitch triangle wrap with tassels

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

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

Video Tutorial

You can see a video tutorial showing you how to start knitting this triangle wrap over on my YouTube channel here.

knitted triangle wrap with tassels

How To Wear A Triangle Scarf

Once you have made your triangle scarf, you might want to wrap it around your neck to wear as a scarf, loosely drape it around your shoulders as a shawl or wear it as a cover-up.

As you can see in some of the photographs I chose to wear this scarf around my neck because even though the sun is shining, the air is still a little chilly in the shade.

The yarn is really soft and comfortable to wear, you could use this type of scarf with any number of fall outfits.

fall scarf with tassels in autumn colours

Fall Triangle Scarf Pattern

Grab the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

Notes

The scarf knits up quickly in bulky yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

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Skill Level – Easy

Size 

  • Adult woman’s medium.
  • This shawl is really easy to adjust for any size – as all you need to do when you knit is to add more or fewer stitches.
  • For a smaller size – when you are knitting, hold the scarf against yourself and see how the size is going as you knit. You will still need 2 x cakes of this yarn.
  • For a larger size – you will need more of the yarn – 3 x cakes for the large size and 4+ for XXL.
  • The larger sizes will need more stitches worked than given in the pattern – measure the scarf against yourself as you knit to see if it needs to be made larger.

Gauge – 9 stitches and 20 rows in 4”/10cm measured in the stitch pattern.

The Supplies You Need…

Yarn

Needles

  • Set of 8mm (US 11) 32″ Circular needles
  • I used circular needles as there were many stitches as the shawl grew in size.
  • The shawl is knit flat back and forth – not in the round.

Notions

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List

  • Approx = Approximately
  • Beg = Beginning
  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • K = Knit
  • KFB = Knit into the front and back of the stitch (increase)
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
Fall triangle wrap

Pattern Instructions

If you need help to start knitting the shawl you can view a tutorial on my Youtube channel here.

Cast on 2 sts.

Knit 1 row.

  1. KFB into the first st, K, KFB into the last st.
  2. KFB into the first st, K, KFB into the last st.
  3. KFB into the first st, K, KFB into the last st.
  4. KFB into the first st, K, KFB into the last st.
  5. Make the loop stitch – in each st, insert the right-hand needle into the left-hand needle as if you are going to knit, then wind the yarn 2 times around the needle and K1.
  6. Knit each st, working the 1st loop and allowing the extra loops to slip off the needle to their full length.

Rows – 3- 6 form the pattern, rep those rows until you have 152 sts.

This is where you can easily adjust the size of the shawl.

To make it larger keep repeating rows 3-6 until you get your desired size.

You will need more yarn for a larger size.

Then cast off and weave in any loose ends.

Knit triangle shawl

Making up ->

You may want to add chunky tassels to each point of the scarf, you can view a tassel making tutorial here.

TIP – Make the tassels before you start to knit the shawl – so that you don’t run out of yarn at the end and not have enough.

Stitch one tassel to each corner point and weave in any loose ends.

Share your work with us…

If you enjoyed making the wrap, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

I’d love to see your work!

Happy Knitting!

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6 Comments

  1. I have never seen exact instructions on how to SECURELY attach a tassel to a garment in a way which doesn’t create a bulky lump.. I am good at making tassels, but when it comes to attaching them,, they are either very dangliy or woven in with too much bulk. Can you help?

    1. Hello Ruth,
      I think it is hard to minimize the bulk, as you have to secure and create a knot in the yarn to make sure it will stay on.
      This is normally on the wrong side of the work, so shouldn’t be seen when worn.
      However, you could try maybe pushing the yarn up through the point of the triangle shawl and down into the tassel – not through the point from RS to WS but up into it.
      You could see if that is nay neater?
      Let me know how it goes!
      Louise