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Triangular Shawls: Step by step guide with 2 patterns


A knitted shawl is a versatile accessory. Wrap it, pin it, or wear it like a scarf. Make one in wool to ward off cool winds or make one in silk to go with a wedding dress. This illustrated step-by-step guide will take you through the process of making your own top-down triangular shawl, and includes two patterns.

Skill level Easy-intermediate

Yarn One skein (100 grams/462 yards) fingering weight yarn for each shawl

Dimensions Each shawl measures 46" wide by 23" tall (117 cm by 58 cm)

Tension/gauge 19 stitches and 34 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette, after blocking Gauge is not crucial for this project

Needles Circular needles US 6 (4.0mm)

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