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Samhain Triangle Shawl Knitting Pattern

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In this post, you will see the Samhain triangle shawl knitting pattern.

This project uses four skeins in different colors of Cascade 220 yarn. 

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Samhain triangle shawl knitting pattern

Inspired By Samhain

Samhain is a pagan festival celebrated in October to welcome the harvest and the ‘dark half’ of the year.

There are beliefs that the barriers between the physical world and the spirit world break down during this time.

Colors associated with Samhain include black for death and endings, orange for the vitality of life within death, and purple, for wisdom, insight, and inspiration.

triangle shawl with yarn overs

Triangle Shawl – The Yarn I Used

I knit the shawl in Aran/worsted/10-ply Cascade 220 yarn, in three shades of purple and one in green, but there are many colors to choose from.

This is 100% wool, very soft and warm to wear.

You can substitute with other yarn that is the same yarn weight.

triangular shawl

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for advanced beginner knitters…

knitted shawl

Samhain Triangle Shawl Knitting Pattern

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Notes

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.

Copyright Info

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Skill Level – Easy

Triangle scarf

Size Information

One Size.

Measurements

Length tip to tip (wingspan) = 50 inches/127 cm.

Width at the widest point = 32 inches/81 cm.

samhain shawl measurements

Gauge  – 8 sts/14 rows in 4 inches/10 cm over pattern.

The Supplies You Need…

Yarn

Needles

Notions

triangle scarf knitting pattern

Abbreviations

You can grab a free list of US and UK knitting terms here.

  • 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
Sontag shawl

Shawl Pattern

Yarn Colors

  • Yarn A – Forest Heather (9447)
  • Yarn B – Mystic Purple (2450)
  • Yarn C – Heather (2420)
  • Yarn D – Crushed Grapes (9642)

Worked flat knitting back and forth on two needles:

Set up (In Yarn A)

  • 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, YO, K1, YO, K1, YO, SM, K1, SM, YO, K1, YO, K1, YO, K1fbf. (17 sts)
  • Row 2 (WS): Knit-to-end slipping markers.
  • Row 3: K1fbf, YO, K1, *YO, K2tog; rep to marker, YO, SM, K1, SM, *YO, K2tog, rep to the last 2 sts, YO, K1, YO, K1fbf. (25 sts)
  • Row 4: Knit-to-end slipping markers.
  • Row 5: K1fbf, YO, K1, *YO, K2tog – rep to marker, YO, SM, K1, SM, YO, K1, *YO, K2tog – rep to last st, YO, K1fbf. (33 sts)
  • Row 6: Knit-to-end slipping markers.

*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 / stripes

Now you will continue to work in colored sections with yarn overs to create holes in the knitted fabric.

Row 1 (RS): K1fbf, *YO, K1 – rep to marker, YO, SM, K1, SM, *YO, K1 – rep to last st, YO, K1fbf. (69 sts)

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

Row 3 (RS): K1fbf, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to 1 st before the marker, YO, K1, YO, SM, K1, SM, YO, K1, *YO, K2tog – rep from * to last st, YO, K1fbf. (77sts)

Row 4 (WS): Knit-to-end slipping markers.

Rep rows 3 & 4 – twice more (93 sts) and the Yarn A section measures = 4 inches (from the top of that color to the longest point in the middle section).

Change to Yarn B: Continue to repeat rows 3 & 4 until you have around 149 sts and the colored section measures = 4 inches (from the top of that color to the longest point in the middle section).

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Change to Yarn C: Continue to repeat rows 3 & 4 until you have around 243 sts and the colored section measures = 5 inches (from the top of that color to the longest point in the middle section).

Change to Yarn D: Continue to repeat rows 3 & 4 until you have around 332 sts and the colored section measures = 6 inches (from the top of that color to the longest point in the middle section).

Change to Yarn B: Continue to repeat rows 3 & 4 until you have around 401 sts and the colored section measures = 4 inches (from the top of that color to the longest point in the middle section).

Change to Yarn C: Continue to repeat rows 3 & 4 until you have around 451 sts and the colored section measures = 2 inches (from the top of that color to the longest point in the middle section).

Change to Yarn D: Continue to repeat rows 3 & 4 until you have around 469 sts and the colored section measures = 1 inch (from the top of that color to the longest point in the middle section).

Change to Yarn A:

Row 1: K1fbf, *K to 1st st before the marker, YO, K1, YO, SM, K1, SM, YO, K1, then K to the last st, K1fbf.

Row 2: Knit-to-end slipping markers.

Repeat the last 2 rows, until you have around 505 sts, and the colored stripe measures = 1.5 inches (from the top of that color to the longest point in the middle section).

Next row (RS): K1fbf, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to 1 st before the marker, YO, K1, YO, SM, K1, SM, YO, K1, *YO, K2tog – rep from * to last st, YO, K1fbf.

Next row (WS): Knit-to-end slipping markers.

Repeat the last 2 rows, until you have around 559 sts, and the colored stripe measures = 1 inch (from the top of that color to the longest point in the middle section).

Cast off.

Triangle scarf knitted

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

blocking samhain shawl

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