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Triangular Shawl Knitting Pattern (Claire’s Strength)


In this post, you will see a triangular shawl knitting pattern.

Inspired by the crossover shawl Claire is wearing in Outlander season 6.

Scroll down to view the free pattern on the site or you can purchase a printer-friendly ad-free PDF here.

Triangular shawl knit in cascade 220

A Triangular Shawl Inspired By The Outlander Knits

If you have been watching the Outlander TV series, Claire has worn a few very distinctive Sontag shawls.

Inspired by the shawl Claire wears crossed over her body and tied behind the waist, the triangle-shaped shawl is knit only in garter stitch.

You can adapt the size easily by continuing to knit until you get your desired size.

Learn everything about Sontag shawls here. – The Sontag Shawl {History and Patterns}

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Triangular shawl knitted

Claire’s Shawl Outlander – Seen In Season 6

Inspired by Claire Fraser wearing beautiful knitted pieces, the triangle wrap is knit by creating increases on one side only.

The shawl will grow in size through a series of increases that occur through KFBs (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.

Claire Fraser Season 6 Sontag Shawl
Image ©Starz.com

You may also like these Outlander shawls

You can see more Outlander shawl patterns here – Outlander Shawls, Scarves, and Wraps.

There are various styles including shawls knit in different weights of yarn.

You can also see one of the most popular Claire Fraser shawl patterns here (in the image below)  – Outlander Carolina Shawl Pattern

Outlander Claire Carolina shawl

More Outlander Knitting Patterns

You can see more of my Outlander patterns that include both knit and crochet.

There are also men’s knits and a dog sweater inspired by the Fraser tartan.

Take a look at the collections below…

Simple triangle shawl

A Simple Triangle Shawl

This shawl is created by making an increase on the right side row only.

The shawl will grow from that increase on one side to create a triangle shape.

This is knit in garter stitch for a simple shawl that will look similar to Claire’s shawl seen work in season 6 of the Outlander TV series.

Trianglular shawl worn as a sontag shawl

The yarn I used

For this project I used Cascade 220 in blue (8836), this is a worsted weight yarn/medium weight yarn #4.

This was knit flat on size 5mm (US 8) circular knitting needles, I used a 40-inch cable.

I used a long cable with circular needs to accommodate the number of stitches and did not join in the round.

Cascade 220 heathers 8836
Outlander style Sontag shawl and beret


Skill Level – Basic

This triangular shawl pattern features a simple garter stitch design, similar to the shawl the Outlander character Claire is seen wearing in season 6.

This is knit flat (back and forth) on circular needles.

There are three sizes to make and the size can be easily adjusted to fit you.

You can also knit the beret seen in the photos – Skye Boat Knitted Beret Pattern.

Triangular Shawl Free Knitting Pattern

Copyright Info

  • Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern.
  • If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
  • You may sell items produced using this pattern.
  • Do NOT use the copyrighted photos for your product listing.
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Triangular shawl knit in garter stitch


  • *Please note – you can knit this shawl until it is comfortable for you to wear – test it out against yourself to see if you want to make the length shorter or longer before casting off.
  • Small  – width tip to tip – 70 inches / 178 cm
  • Length – top to bottom – 35 inches / 89 cm
  • The model in the photographs is wearing a small size using 4 skeins of yarn.
  • You can keep knitting this shawl to create a larger size using more yarn (for the medium or large size you will need 6+ skeins of yarn).

Gauge – 10 x 10 cm /4 x 4 inches = 16 sts and 30 rows in garter stitch.

Triangle shawl measurements

The supplies you need…


  • Cascade 220 in the colour 8836 x 4 (S) x 6 (M) x 8 (L)
  • Each skein is – 100g/3.5 oz/220 yards/200 meters.
  • Yarn weight – Aran/Worsted/10 Ply.



Garter stitch triangular shawl

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations And Terms (US And UK) List

  • Beg – beginning
  • Cont – continue
  • K – knit
  • KFB – knit into the front and back of a stitch (increase)
  • Rep – repeat
  • RS – Right side
  • WS – Wrong side
Simple triangle shawl


  • 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 = 285sts / Medium = 385+sts / Large = 485+sts or until you run out of yarn.
  • *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 if required.
  • Sew in all loose ends.

Video Tutorial

If you need help to start knitting this shawl, please see this video tutorial for a similar shawl knit in bulky yarn on my YouTube channel here.

Triangular shawl knitted

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