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Long and Stripey Triangle Shawl

This knitted shawl wrap's fun textures and striping pattern are irresistible!

Updated April 23, 2019
Long and Stripey Triangle Shawl
Long and Stripey Triangle Shawl
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Have you ever wished you had both a shawl and a scarf all-in-one? Wish no more! The Long and Stripey Triangle Shawl has all the length of a scarf with the trendy triangular shape of a shawl. You can wear this knitted shawl pattern like a kerchief, wrapped around like an infinity scarf, or draped over your shoulders like a traditional shawl. If that wasn't enough, the textured stitches catch your eye like none other. You can even personalize this pattern by picking your three favorite colors to use!

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge16 sts = 4” (10 cm); 30 rows = 4" (10 cm) in garter st. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge

Finished SizeShawl measures 19½" (47 cm) at deepest point and 114" (289.5 cm) wide.

Materials List

  • RED HEART® With Love®: 1 skein each 1306 Stone (A), 1970 Taupe (B), 1936 Terracotta (C), 1441 Light Grey (D)
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needles: 4 mm [US 6], 24" (61 cm)
  • Yarn needle

Shawl

Notes

  1. Every row begins with slip 1 EXCEPT when changing colors. To change colors, bring new color from the back and knit the first stitch instead of slipping it.

  2. A circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches; do not join.

Special Abbreviations

  1. kfb = knit into the front and back of the same stitch – 1 stitch increased.

  2. ssk (slip, slip, knit) = slip next two stitches knitwise to right needle, insert point of left needle through front of sts, knit these sts together – 1 stitch decreased.

Special Stitches

  1. Seed Stitch (worked over even number of sts)

    Row 1 (Right Side): *K1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.
    Row 2 (Wrong Side): *P1, k1; repeat from * to end of row.

    Repeat Rows 1-2 for pattern.

  2. slip 1 = slip one stitch purlwise with yarn held in front

Shawl

With A, cast on 4 sts

  1. INCREASES

    Section 1

    Row 1
    (Right Side): With A, slip 1, kfb, knit to end – 5 sts.
    Row 2 (Wrong Side): Slip 1, knit to end.
    Rows 3-4: With B, slip 1, knit to end.
    Rows 5-6: With A, slip 1, knit to end.Row 7: With B, slip 1, kfb, knit to end – 6 sts.
    Row 8: Slip 1, knit to end.
    Rows 9-10: With A, slip 1, knit to end.Rows 11-12: With B, slip 1, knit to end.

    Repeat Rows 1-12 thirteen times – 32 sts.

    Repeat Rows 1-6 one time – 33 sts.

    Section 2

    Row 1 (Right Side): With C, slip 1, kfb, knit to end – 34 sts.
    Rows 2-6: Slip 1, knit to end.Repeat Rows 1-6 seven times – 41 sts.

    Seed Stitch Stripes

    Row 1: With D, slip 1, kfb, knit to end – 42 sts.
    Row 2: Slip 1, purl to last st, k1.
    Row 3: With C, slip 1, knit to end.
    Row 4: Slip 1, work in Seed St to last st, k1.Row 5: Slip 1, work in Seed St to end.
    Row 6: Slip 1, work in Seed St to last st, k1.

    Repeat Rows 1-6 two times – 44 sts.

    Section 3

    Row 1 (Right Side): With D, slip 1, kfb, knit to end – 45 sts.
    Rows 2-6: Slip 1, knit to end.

    Repeat Rows 1-6 seven times – 52 sts.

    Seed Stitch Stripes

    Row 1: With B, slip 1, kfb, knit to end – 53 sts.
    Row 2: Slip 1, purl to last st, k1.
    Row 3: With D, slip 1, knit to end.
    Row 4: Slip 1, work in Seed St to last st, k1.
    Row 5: Slip 1, work in Seed St to end.
    Row 6: Slip 1, work in Seed St to last st, k1.

    Repeat Rows 1-6 two times – 55 sts.

    Section 4

    Row 1 (Right Side): With B, slip 1, kfb, knit to end – 56 sts.
    Rows 2-6: Slip 1, knit to end.Repeat Rows 1-6 seven times – 63 sts.

    Seed Stitch Stripes

    Row 1: With A, slip 1, kfb, knit to end – 64 sts.
    Row 2: Slip 1, purl to last st, k1.
    Row 3: With B, slip 1, knit to end.Row 4: Slip 1, work in Seed St to last st, k1
    Row 4: Slip 1, work in Seed St to last st, k1.
    Row 5: Slip 1, work in Seed St to end.
    Row 6: Slip 1, work in Seed St to last st, k1.

    Repeat Rows 1-6 two times – 66 sts.

    Section 5

    Row 1 (Right Side): With A, slip 1, kfb, knit to end – 67 sts.
    Rows 2-6: Slip 1, knit to end.Repeat Rows 1-6 seven times – 74 sts.

    Seed Stitch Stripes

    Row 1
    : With C, slip 1, kfb, knit to end – 75 sts.
    Row 2: Slip 1, purl to last st, k1.
    Row 3: With A, slip 1, knit to end.
    Row 4: Slip 1, work in Seed St to last st, k1.
    Row 5: Slip 1, work in Seed St to end.
    Row 6: Slip 1, work in Seed St to last st, k1.

    Repeat Rows 1-6 two times – 77 sts

  2. DECREASES

    Section 6


    Row 1 (Right Side): With C, slip 1, ssk, knit to end – 76 sts.
    Rows 2-6: Slip 1, knit to end.Repeat Rows 1-6 seven times – 69 sts.

    Seed Stitch Stripes

    Row 1: With D, slip 1, ssk, knit to end – 68 sts.
    Row 2: Slip 1, purl to last st, k1.
    Row 3: With C, slip 1, knit to end.
    Row 4: Slip 1, work in Seed St to last st, k1.
    Row 5: Slip 1, work in Seed St to end.
    Row 6: Slip 1, work in Seed St to last st, k1.

    Repeat Rows 1-6 two times – 66 sts

    Section 7

    Row 1 (Right Side): With D, slip 1, ssk, knit to end – 65 sts.
    Rows 2-6: Slip 1, knit to end.

    Repeat Rows 1-6 seven times – 58 sts.

    Seed Stitch Stripes

    Row 1: With B, slip 1, ssk, knit to end – 57 sts.
    Row 2: Slip 1, purl to last st, k1.
    Row 3: With D, slip 1, knit to end.
    Row 4: Slip 1, work in Seed St to last st, k1.
    Row 5: Slip 1, work in Seed St to end.
    Row 6: Slip 1, work in Seed St to last st, k1.

    Repeat Rows 1-6 two times – 55 sts.

    Section 8

    Row 1 (Right Side): With B, slip 1, ssk, knit to end – 54 sts.
    Rows 2-6: Slip 1, knit to end.

    Repeat Rows 1-6 seven times – 47 sts.

    Seed Stitch Stripes

    Row 1: With A, slip 1, ssk, knit to end – 46 sts.
    Row 2: Slip 1, purl to last st, k1.
    Row 3: With B, slip 1, knit to end.
    Row 4: Slip 1, work in Seed St to last st, k1.
    Row 5: Slip 1, work in Seed St to end.
    Row 6: Slip 1, work in Seed St to last st, k1.

    Repeat Rows 1-6 two times – 44 sts.

    Section 9

    Row 1
    (Right Side): With A, slip 1, ssk, knit to end – 43 sts.
    Rows 2-6: Slip 1, knit to end.Repeat Rows 1-6 seven times – 36 sts.

    Seed Stitch Stripes

    Row 1: With C, slip 1, ssk, knit to end – 35 sts.
    Row 2: Slip 1, purl to last st, k1.
    Row 3: With A, slip 1, knit to end.
    Row 4: Slip 1, work in Seed St to last st, k1.
    Row 5: Slip 1, work in Seed St to end.
    Row 6: Slip 1, work in Seed St to last st, k1.

    Repeat Rows 1-6 two times – 33 sts.

    Section 10

    Row 1
    (Right Side): With D, slip 1, ssk, knit to end – 32 sts.
    Row 2 (Wrong Side): Slip 1, knit to end.
    Rows 3-4: With A, slip 1, knit to end.
    Rows 5-6: With D, slip 1, knit to end.
    Row 7: With A, slip 1, ssk, knit to end – 31 sts.
    Row 8: Slip 1, knit to end.
    Rows 9-10: With D, slip 1, knit to end.
    Rows 11-12: With A, slip 1, knit to end.

    Repeat Rows 1-12 thirteen times – 5 sts.

    Repeat Rows 1-6 one time – 4 sts.

    Bind off.

  3. FINISHING

    With yarn needle, weave in all loose ends.

    Tassels (Make 3)

    Cut twenty-five 16" (40.5 cm) strands and one 12" (30.5 cm) strand of yarn. Tie all 16" (40.5 cm) strands together in center with the 12" (30.5 cm) strand. Fold 16" strands in half over tie and tie again with 12" (30.5 cm) strand, about ½" (1 cm) down from fold. Attach one tassel to each corner of the triangle. Trim tassels evenly if necessary.

Abbreviations

A, B, C, and D
Colors A, B, C, D
dec
decrease(s)(d)(ing)
inc
increase(s)(d)(ing)
K
knit
mm
millimeters
P
purl
st(s)
stitch(es)
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.
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