This outlander shawl pattern will allow you to create a large triangle shawl.
I wanted to share with you another free knitting pattern that has been inspired by the TV show Outlander.
This pattern is part of my Outlander collection, you can see the other Outlander patterns here.
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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
Inspired by Claire Fraser wearing beautiful knitted pieces, the triangle wrap is knit by working from the bottom up.
If you have never knit a shawl in this way before, it is fairly easy and you can watch the video tutorial in this post for guidance.
The shawl will grow in size through a series of increases that occur through KFB’s (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.
- I used 8 mm (US 11) 24-inch 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.
- I used Classic Alize Lanagold (100g (3.53 oz)/240mt (262 yards) – in the colour 373 – Brown for the shawl.
- This yarn is a wool/acrylic blend and very soft to touch.
- I knit with two strands together.
- You can substitute this yarn with any yarn that is bulky weight (05) or by using two strands of medium weight yarn (04) together.
This is a fairly quick knit with easy pattern instructions to follow further down in this post.
There is also the option to buy the entire Outlander pattern collection which features 20 knitting patterns, including:
- Triangle shawls
- A large cable knit shawl
- Fingerless gloves
Visit the Outlander Knitting Patterns in my shop below:
Outlander Knitted Shawls
For more shawl patterns inspired by the Outlander series please take a look at these posts:
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This triangle shawl pattern is great for any beginner knitters.
- 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.
Claire’s Shawl Knitting Pattern
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Skill Level – Beginner
- 8mm (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.
- 10mm (US 15) interchangeable circular needles to cast off.
- Classic Alize Lanagold (100g (3.53 oz)/240mt (262 yards) – in the colour 373 – Brown x 6 (S) x 8 (M) x 10 (L)
- Good yarn substitute – West Yorkshire Spinners Re:Treat.
- *This yarn was knit with two strands together.
- Yarn Weight Guide
10 x 10 cm /4 x 4 inches = 11 sts and 15 rows
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.
- 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.
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