Free Pattern:Wide Garter Stripe Triangular Shawl

Color-block version

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Originally I designed this shawl for a tips and tricks class I taught at my local big-box craft store. It has an optional provisional cast-on, which I thought was important to introduce to my students. The small amount of provisionally cast-on stitches make this a great way to learn a new technique with low stakes. If you don’t want to do the provisional cast-on, feel free to work the regular garter stitch tab. The small resulting seam will be unnoticeable when wearing.
The construction is an easy knit for afternoons binge-watching whatever you currently are obsessed with. Adventurous Beginners will be able to tackle this project with ease. If you can count, knit, purl, and yarn-over: you can absolutely work this shawl up. (Feel free to contact me with any questions!)

Yarn

The Great 2020 Quarantine is giving many of us a unique opportunity to shop our stashes and stash-bust partial skeins. Use any Worsted/Aran/Size 4/Medium Weight yarn you desire or have on hand. This project would be beautiful solid, variegated, color-blocked, or randomly striped! Since this project does not require aggressive blocking to lay flat or to show lace work, any fiber content is suitable. My class samples were both acrylic. I’m currently working on another sample to display for the fall version of this class in a wool blend.

WIP of the color blocked version. Also pictured, my cat.

Start with either the provisional garter stitch tab or the regular garter stitch tab. Paired increases on the sides and at the spine give this shawl the triangular shape. Large garter stitch sections make it squishy and allow it lay flat without aggressive blocking.

Finished Dimensions: 68” x 31” (unblocked)

Yarn:  Version A: Just My Stripe (100% Acrylic, 177 yards) 3 skeins in Bubblegum by Lion Brand Yarns

            Version B: Cobblestone (100% Acrylic, 219yards) in 1 skein each of Misty Rose, Monarch, and 2 skeins of Slate               

Yardage:  530-600 yards of Worsted/Aran weight yarn

Needles: Size 10 ½ 6.5mm circular needle 29 inches or greater in length.

Notions: 1 yard of waste yarn (for provisional cast-on), I/9 Crochet hook (for provisional cast-on). 4 Stitch Markers, Yarn needle.

Gauge:  approximately 3.5 sts/in

Abbreviations:

CH: Chain
S1P: Slip one stitch purlwise (with yarn in front)
K: Knit
P: Purl
B/O: Bind-off
YO: Yarn Over
PM: Place Marker
SM: Slip Marker

Tips:    The increase rows are the front of the work. The rows with no increases (and the slip stitch center) are the back of the work.       

Pattern Instructions:

Provisional Cast-On Garter Tab:

            Using waste yarn and crochet hook, loosely CH 10. You will only be using the back bump of the center 3 chains. Extra chains are cast on for security.

            Using your project yarn, Pick-up and Knit 3 stitches from the back bump of the chain.

Picked-up stitches from the chain.

            Knit 12 rows.

After knitting the 12th row do not turn., rotate your work 90 degrees, along the long side, Pick-up and Knit 5 stitches.

Locations you will pick-up and knit from the side of the garter tab.
This is what it will look like before you un-zip the chain and pick-up the provisional stitches

Undo the chain, Pick-up and Knit the 3 stitches from the provisional cast-on. The first provisional stitch you cast on will look a little “weird” when un-zipped. Don’t worry- it works out just fine. You now have 11 stitches total.

Non-Provisional Start:

If you do not want to to the provisional cast-on this method will yield similar results. The only difference, the garter tab will have a small seam. Which no one will ever notice.

Regular Garter Tab Instructions:
Cast-on 3 stitches. Knit 12 rows. DO not turn work. Rotate the work 90 degrees, pick up and knit 5 stitches from the long side (as shown above). Do not turn, Pick-up and knit 3 stitches along the original cast on edge. Continue to the next section and work as written.

Set-up and Section 1:

Row 1: K3, PM, P2, PM, S1P, PM, P2, PM, K3

Row 2: K3, SM, YO, K2, YO, SM, K1, SM, YO, K2, YO, SM, K3

This is what your work looks like after row 2. Your markers denote the selvage and flank the center stitch.

Row 3: K3, SM, P to marker, SM, S1P, SM, P to marker, SM, K3

Row 4: K3, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K1, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K3

Rows 5-10

Rows 5, 7, & 9:K3, SM, P to marker, SM, S1P, SM, P to marker, SM, K3

Rows 6, 8, &10: K3, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K1, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K3

Section 2:

Rows 11, 13, 15, 17, 19: K3, SM, K to marker, SM, S1P, SM, K to marker, SM, K3

Rows 12, 14, 16, 18, 20: K3, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K1, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K3

Section 3:

Rows 21, 23, 25, 27, 29:K3, SM, P to marker, SM, S1P, SM, P to marker, SM, K3

Rows 22, 24, 26, 28, 30: K3, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K1, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K3

Section 4:

Rows 31, 33, 35, 37, 39: K3, SM, K to marker, SM, S1P, SM, K to marker, SM, K3

Rows 32, 34, 36, 38, 40: K3, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K1, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K3

If you are making a color block style shawl, change to color B now.

Section 5:

Rows 41, 43, 45, 47, 49:K3, SM, P to marker, SM, S1P, SM, P to marker, SM, K3

Rows 42, 44, 46, 48, 50: K3, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K1, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K3

Section 6:

Rows 51, 53, 55, 57, 59: K3, SM, K to marker, SM, S1P, SM, K to marker, SM, K3

Rows 52, 54, 56, 58, 60: K3, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K1, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K3

Section 7:

Rows 61, 63, 65, 67, 69:K3, SM, P to marker, SM, S1P, SM, P to marker, SM, K3

Rows 62, 64, 66, 68, 70: K3, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K1, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K3

Section 8:

Rows 71, 73, 75, 77, 79: K3, SM, K to marker, SM, S1P, SM, K to marker, SM, K3

Rows 72, 74, 76, 78, 80: K3, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K1, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K3

If you are making a color block style shawl, change to color C now.

Section 9:

Rows 81, 83, 85, 87, 89:K3, SM, P to marker, SM, S1P, SM, P to marker, SM, K3

Rows 82, 84, 86, 88, 90: K3, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K1, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K3

Section 10:

Rows 91, 93, 95, 97, 99: K3, SM, K to marker, SM, S1P, SM, K to marker, SM, K3

Rows 92, 94, 96, 98, 100: K3, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K1, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K3

Section 11:

Rows 101, 103, 105, 107, 109:K3, SM, P to marker, SM, S1P, SM, P to marker, SM, K3

Rows 102, 104, 106, 108, 110: K3, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K1, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K3

Section 12:

Rows 111, 113, 115, 117, 119: K3, SM, K to marker, SM, S1P, SM, K to marker, SM, K3

Rows 112, 114, 116, 118, 120: K3, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K1, SM, YO, K to Marker, YO, SM, K3

Work an additional 3-15 rows of section 12 (depending on how much yarn you have left and how large you want the shawl). B/O using a stretchy edge (I use a K2TOG bind-off).

Finishing:

Weave in ends. Wool and Wool-blends are suitable for light blocking, if desired.

Go grab a coffee, you deserve it.

#widegarterstripeshawl

Published by Cinna Knits

Enthusiastic teacher. Voracious fiber artist. Perpetual creator.

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