This Outlander shawl pattern will allow you to create a large triangle shawl.
Inspired by the crossover shawl Claire is wearing in Outlander season 4, episode 6 ‘Blood of my blood’.
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Inspired By The Outlander Knits
If you have been watching the Outlander TV series, in season four, Claire has worn a few very distinctive crossover triangle shawls.
Inspired by the shawl Claire wears crossed over her body and worn with a brown leather belt, the triangle-shaped shawl is knit in garter stitch.
The design of the shawl is made so that you can easily cross it over your body.
You can adapt the length if you wish to make it longer to be able to tie it at the back.
Claire’s Shawl Outlander – Seen In Season 4
Inspired by Claire Fraser wearing beautiful knitted pieces, the triangle wrap is knit by working from the bottom up.
The shawl will grow in size through a series of increases that occur through KFB (knitting into the front and back of a stitch).
This is an easy way to create a knitted shawl and it can be made in various sizes.
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What Kind Of Shawl Does Claire Wear In Outlander?
Claire Randall, the main character in the TV series “Outlander,” is often seen wearing a particular type of knitted shawl known as the “Rent Shawl”.
This shawl plays a significant role in the story and becomes one of Claire’s signature accessories throughout the show.
Claire receives the shawl as a gift from Mrs. Fitzgibbons and wears it frequently throughout the series.
The Rent Shawl not only serves as a practical garment for Claire, providing warmth and protection during her time in the 18th Century Scottish Highlands, but it also holds sentimental value, as it reminds her of her bond with Mrs. Fitzgibbons and her life in the past.
It’s important to note that the show’s costume designers and historical consultants made efforts to ensure accuracy in the clothing and accessories, including the knitted items like the Rent Shawl.
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 Classic Alize Lanagold (100g (3.53 oz)/240mt (262 yards) – in the color 373 – Brown for the shawl.
- This yarn is a wool/acrylic blend and very soft to the touch.
- I knit with two strands together.
- You can substitute this yarn with any yarn that is bulky weight (05)/chunky/12 Ply or by using two strands of medium weight yarn (04)/Aran weight/Worsted weight/10 Ply together.
- See Alize Lanagold yarn substitutes here.
More Outlander Patterns
For more shawl patterns inspired by the Outlander series please take a look at these posts:
- Claire’s Carolina Shawl Knitting Pattern
- Claire’s Rent Shawl Knitting Pattern
- Cable Shawl Knitting Pattern
You can also visit the Outlander Knitting Pattern Ebooks in my shop below:
- The Ultimate Outlander Collection – With 39 Knitting Patterns.
- The Complete Outlander Knitting Pattern Bundle – With 55 Knitting Patterns.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This triangle shawl pattern is great for any beginner knitter.
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should also know how to KFB.
- You should know how to knit with two strands of yarn together.
- You should also be comfortable reading knitting patterns.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
There is a video tutorial to show you how to start knitting the shawl.
You can see this over on my YouTube channel here.
Outlander Shawl Knitting Pattern
- Get the ad-free, printable PDF pattern HERE.
- Get the Shawls, Wraps + Cowls Ebook here.
- See ALL of the Outlander Pattern Ebooks here.
Make a shawl worthy of the Scottih highlands just like the main character of Outlander wears in season one of the hit TV series.
This is an easy pattern that makes a great accessory you can wear during the colder months.
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Skill Level – Easy
10 x 10 cm /4 x 4 inches = 11 sts and 22 rows in garter stitch.
- S – width tip to tip – 68 inches / 173 cm
- Length – top to bottom = 29 inches / 74 cm
You can keep knitting this triangle shawl until you can wear it comfortably, the stitch counts in the pattern are just a guide.
The Supplies You Need…
- Classic Alize Lanagold (100g (3.53 oz)/240mt (262 yards) – in the color 373 – Brown x 6 (S) x 8 (M) x 10 (L)
- *This yarn was knit with two strands together.
- You can purchase the Alize yarns from YarnStreet or on Etsy.
- Bulky/Chunky/12 Ply.
- See more yarn substitutes here.
- Yarn Weight Guide
- 8 mm (US 11) knitting needles – I used my interchangeable circular needles on a 24″ cable as there were many stitches – I did not join in the round to knit.
- 10 mm (US 15) interchangeable circular needles to cast off.
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List
- Beg – beginning
- Cont – Continue
- K – knit
- KFB – Knit into the front and back of a stitch (increase)
- Rep – Repeat
Row 1: Cast on 1 st.
Row 2 (RS): KFB.
Row 3 (WS): Knit to end of row.
Row 4: KFB, K to end of row.
Row 5: Knit to end of row.
Rep rows 4 and 5 until you have – Small = 110sts / Medium = 130 / Large = 150sts
*You can cont to work rows 4 and 5 until you can wear the scarf comfortably, the stitch counts are just a guide.
Cast off loosely – go up a needle size and use 10mm (US 15) needles if required.
Sew in all loose ends.
You can view more Outlander Knitting Patterns here.