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Love Triangle Shawl Knitting Pattern


In this post, you will see the Love Triangle Shawl Knitting 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.

This is a beautiful shawl to add to your collection.

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Love shawl free knitting pattern

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.

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

Triangular knitted shawl

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Love knitted shawl back view

The stitch pattern used in this design

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

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 Love.

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

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Close up detail of love triangle shawl knit

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

Alternating rows create garter and yarn over stripes with an open spine.

This is a light and airy knitted shawl.

Video Tutorial

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

Love knitted shawl

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Skill Level – Easy (advanced beginner)


16 sts/32 rows in 4 inches/10 cm in garter stitch.

Gauge doesn’t matter much for this project.

Measurements / Sizes

Length tip to tip (wingspan) = 74 inches/188 cm.

Width at the widest point = 30 inches/77 cm.

Love knitted shawl size

The supplies you need



  • 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.



Love yarn from Martin's Lab


  • CO – Cast on
  • Cont – Continue
  • K – Knit
  • 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
Knitted shawl with tassels

Free Triangle Shawl Knitting Pattern

Please note – Make the 3 tassels before you start the shawl, so you don’t run out of yarn later on.

Worked flat knitting back and forth on two needles:

Set up

  • CO 5 sts.
  • Row 1(WS): K1, YO, K1, YO, PM, K1, PM, YO, K1, YO, K1. (9 sts)

Start working the pattern repeat as follows:

Garter Stitch Rows

  • Row 1 (RS): K1, YO, K to marker, YO, SM, K1, SM, YO, K to last st, YO, K1.
  • Row 2: Knit to the end of the row.
  • Rep rows 1 and 2 twice more. (6 rows garter st worked in total).

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

Yarn Over Rows

  • Row 1 (RS): K1, YO, K1, *YO, K2tog – rep from * to marker, YO, SM, K1, SM, *YO, K2tog – rep from * to the last 2 sts, YO, K1, YO, K1.
  • Row 2: Knit to the end of the row.

Rep the 6 garter stitch rows and the 2 yarn over rows until your shawl measures 74 inches in width tip to tip (or you run out of yarn).

Further Notes

You can make it smaller or larger depending on your preferences, you can keep repeating the pattern rows until you get your desired size.

If you make it smaller you may need less yarn and larger you will need more yarn.

Back view of knitted triangle 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, 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

Variegated yarn knitted shawl

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How Do You Wear A Knitted Triangular Shawl?    

A knitted triangular shawl offers versatility in how it can be worn, allowing you to adapt it to your personal style and preferences.

Here are some common ways to wear a simple triangle shawl:

  1. Classic Draped Shawl: This is the traditional way to wear a triangular shawl. Simply drape the triangle wrap over your shoulders, with the point hanging down in the center of your back. Adjust the length and position of the shawl to achieve the desired coverage and drape.
  2. One Shoulder Wrap: For a stylish and asymmetrical look, you can wear the shawl over one shoulder. Drape the shawl over your shoulder, allowing one end to hang down in the front and the other end to hang down in the back. You can secure it in place with a shawl pin or leave it loose for a relaxed and casual appearance.
  3. Belted Shawl: To add structure and definition to the shawl, you can belt it around your waist. Drape the shawl over your shoulders, then bring the ends around to the front and secure them together with a decorative belt. This creates a more fitted and tailored look, perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your outfit.
  4. Scarf Style: If the cozy shawl is smaller in size or you prefer a more lightweight accessory, you can wear it as a scarf. Fold the shawl in half diagonally to create a triangle, then wrap it around your neck, with the point facing downward. You can knot the ends together or let them hang loose for a relaxed and cozy look.
  5. Creative Draping: Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with different ways of draping and wearing your knitted triangular shawl. You can create a crisscross effect by wrapping the ends around your neck and crossing them at the front, or you can create a cowl-like effect by looping the shawl around your neck multiple times.

Remember that the way you wear your knit shawls is entirely up to you and can be customized to suit your style and outfit. 

Love knitted shawl back view

How Long Should A Triangular Shawl Be?    

The length of a triangular shawl can vary depending on personal preference, the desired style, and the purpose of the shawl.

Here are some general guidelines to consider when determining the length of a triangular shawl:

  1. Traditional Shawl Length: A common length for triangular shawls is from the base of the triangle (center point) to the bottom edge, typically ranging from 50 to 75 inches (127 to 190 cm). This length provides a moderate amount of coverage and allows the shawl to be draped over the shoulders and back comfortably. It also allows for various styling options.
  2. Customized Length: The length of the shawl can be adjusted based on individual preferences and needs. Some people may prefer shorter shawls that fall around the mid-back or even higher, providing a lighter and more decorative accessory. Others may prefer longer shawls that extend down to the hips or beyond, providing more warmth and coverage.
  3. Intended Purpose: Consider the purpose of the shawl when determining its length. If you plan to wear it as a fashion accessory or for special occasions, a shorter length may be suitable. For shawls intended to provide warmth or protection from the elements, a longer length may be preferred.
  4. Body Proportions: Take your body proportions into account when deciding on the length of the shawl. Consider your height, shoulder width, and the desired coverage. You may want to try on the shawl as you go or compare it to a similar garment to ensure it achieves the desired length.

Ultimately, the length of a triangular shawl is a personal preference and can be customized to suit your specific needs and style.

It’s always helpful to try on the shawl as you work on it or compare it to a similar garment to ensure you achieve the desired length.

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  1. Dear Louise, a very happy Valentine’s Day to you!
    Thank you so very much for the free love shawl knitting pattern; it’s so lovely 🙂 and looks easyish, lol!

    Sincerely, Maria Manahan

  2. Ooooo absolutely love this pattern thank you so much, can you tell me a uk alternative wool i can use.
    Much love from the UK

    1. Hello Sharon,
      Any yarn of the same weight can be used for this pattern – This is a fingering yarn weight.
      You can look on the Love Crafts website or try and find an independent yarn dyer like Martin’s Lab (they probably deliver to the UK).
      I like Ring A Rosie Yarns and Tracey Mustard who are both based in the UK.
      I hope that helps!