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Knitted Triangle Shawl Pattern (Ms.M)


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 knitted up in many different fibers and colors sure to fit your style.

An easy knitting pattern that’s perfect for all makers, for a new or an experienced knitter. 

Make beautiful handmade shawls with a solid color yarn, a self-striping yarn, or a gradient yarn.

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Knitted Triangle Shawl Pattern Ms M

What Is A Triangle Shawl?

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

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

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

Triangle shawl

How To Wear A Knitted Triangular Shawl?    

Wearing a knitted triangular shawl can add style and warmth to your outfit. 

Here’s a simple guide on how to wear one:

  1. Centered Draped Shawl:
  • Fold the knitted shawl in half to create a triangle shape.
  • Place the center point of the triangle at the front of your neck, with the two ends hanging down on either side.
  • Drape the two ends over your shoulders and let them hang down your back.
  • Adjust the shawl so that it rests comfortably on your shoulders and the draped fabric creates an even look.
  1. One Shoulder Shawl:
  • Fold your cozy shawl in half to create a triangle shape.
  • Place the center point of the triangle on one shoulder.
  • Wrap the two ends around your body, bringing them to the opposite side of your waist.
  • Secure the ends by tying them in a knot or using a decorative pin.
  • Adjust the fabric to create a pleasing drape and ensure it stays in place.
  1. Belted Shawl:
  • Fold the triangular shawl in half to create a triangle shape.
  • Place the center point of the triangle on the back of your neck.
  • Cross the two ends in front of your chest.
  • Bring the ends around your back, cross them again, and bring them to the front.
  • Tie the ends together with a belt, ribbon, or a stylish accessory.
  • Adjust the fabric and belt placement to achieve the desired look.
  1. Shawl as a Scarf:
  • Fold the triangular shawl in half to create a triangle shape.
  • Hold the two ends and wrap the shawl around your neck like a scarf, with the center point at the front.
  • Let the ends hang down the front or tuck them under the wrapped fabric for a neater look.
  • Adjust the length and drape of the scarf to your liking.

These are just a few ways to wear a knitted triangular shawl but feel free to get creative and experiment with different styles and tying techniques.

Choose a method that suits your personal style and complements your outfit.

Easy knit triangle shawl

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Knitted shawl triangle shape

The stitch pattern used in this design

This triangular 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.

You could use another yarn weight, for example, you can use a worsted weight yarn with a 5 mm (US 8) needle size or a DK weight yarn with a 4 mm (US 6) needle size.

Learn more about the different weights of yarn here – Yarn Weights.

Related Post: 17 Free Knitting Patterns To Make With Variegated Yarn

Triangle shawl knitting pattern

Ms.M Knitted Triangle Shawl Pattern

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Skill Level – Easy (advanced beginner)

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. – How To Make Tassels {Photo + Video Tutorial}

Video Tutorial

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

Copyright Info

  • Please do not copy, sell, redistribute, or republish this pattern. 
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  • You may sell items produced using this pattern.
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Size Information

Gauge – 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.

This can be worn as a shawl, scarf, or wrap.

You can see the finished shawl measurements below…

Ms M shawl

The supplies you need



  • 4.50 mm (US 7) 100 cm/40″ circular knitting needles.
  • I used my interchangeable circular needles on a 100 cm/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 the front, back, and 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
Close up of triangle shawl

Free Triangle 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 yarnovers 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.

Triangle shawl worn around the neck

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 – How To Block Knitting Guide

Triangle shawl

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  1. I just received your wonderful, Informative email…thank you! I will have to read it again because thee is so much in it. I am looking at 2 knitted shawl.patterns (I want to do both pf them!) Thanks again, Julie H.

    1. Hello Julie,
      Thank you so much for your kind words, I hope you enjoy knitting some shawls!