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Ms.M Knitted Triangle Shawl Pattern


In this post, you will see the Ms.M Knitted Triangle Shawl Pattern.

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

The simple construction and details allow this design to be knit up in many different fibers and colors sure to fit your own personal style.

MS M Knitted Shawl

What Is A Triangle Shawl?

A shawl with a triangle shape is created either with a top-down or bottom-up construction.

This normally starts off by casting on a few stitches and ends by casting off many.

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This shape is one of the simplest of all shawls and is easily worn in a few different ways.

triangle shawl

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triangle wrap

The stitch pattern used in this design

This triangle shawl design is knit in a simple garter stitch pattern, with a yarn over stripe.

The pattern is worked until you have your desired size.

The shawl is knit from the top down.

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

This yarn was knit with one strand for a light, airy knit.

Ms M triangle shawl close up
triangle shawl knitting pattern

Ms.M Knitted Triangle Shawl Pattern

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This shawl is a triangle shawl knit from the top down.

There are no tassels on this shawl, but you may add 3 tassels to each point if you wish.

Learn how to make tassels here.

Video Tutorial

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

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Skill Level – Easy (advanced beginner)


20 sts/46 rows in 4 inches/10 cm in garter stitch.

Measurements / Sizes

Length tip to tip (wingspan) = 86 inches/218 cm.

Width at the widest point = 26 inches/66 cm.

Ms M shawl

The supplies you need



  • 4.50mm (US 7) 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.


knitting and cake


  • 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)
  • SM – Slip marker
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • PM – Place marker
  • Rep – Repeat
  • RS – Right side
  • WS – Wrong side
  • YO – Yarn over
Martin's Lab yarn Ms M triangle shawl

Shawl Knitting Pattern

Worked flat knitting back and forth on two needles:

Set up

  • CO 1 st.
  • Row 1 (RS): K1fbf. (3sts)
  • Row 2 (WS): Knit.
  • Row 3: K1fbf, pm, K1, pm, K1fbf. (7 sts)
  • Row 4: Knit-to-end slipping markers.

The main body of the shawl

Start working the pattern repeat as follows:

  • Row 1 (RS): K1fbf, K to the 1st st before the marker, KFB, sm, K1, sm, KFB, K to last st, K1fbf. (13 sts) 6 sts increased.
  • Row 2 (WS): Knit-to-end slipping markers.

Rep rows 1 and 2 until you have around 455 sts.

*Tip – Place a closed stitch marker on the right side of the work, so you know which side you are making the increases on.

Yarn over section

Now you will work a section with yarn overs to create holes in the knitted fabric.

Row 1 (RS): K1fbf, K1, YO, K1, *YO, K2tog; rep from * to 2 sts before the marker, K1, KFB, sm, K1, sm, KFB, K1, *YO, K2tog; rep to the last 3 sts, K1, YO, K1, K1fbf.

Row 2 (WS): Knit-to-end slipping markers.

Rep rows 1 and 2 – three more times.

Garter section

Row 9 (RS): K1fbf, K to the 1st st before the marker, KFB, sm, K1, sm, KFB, K to last st, K1fbf.

Row 10 (WS): Knit-to-end slipping markers.

Rep rows 9 and 10 – twice more.

The total number of sts before cast off – 505.

Cast off.

Ms M stitch pattern close up

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, and 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.

easy knit triangle shawl

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