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Faroese Triangle Knit Shawl Pattern

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This Faroese Triangle Knit Shawl shape helps wrap your body with an extra texture pop on the back. Have you ever tried a triangle shawl shape called a Faroese Shawl? 

The Faroese shape shawl is a simplistic construction. There is a panel section on the center which has a triangle increase on each side.

Over one hundred years ago women from the Faroese Isles devised this style of garment. By giving the back neckline more space this shawl is easier to wrap around oneself.

Give it a try and see if you like the fit!

Faroese Triangle Knit Shawl Pattern

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Faroese Triangle Knit Shawl Pattern

About the Yarn

This triangle shawl is made with a bulky weight yarn but it's 55% cotton so still great for those summer months. Especially nice to wrap up in if there is an evening chill.

This yarn is called  Bee Arabella in Colorway Bejewled and can be found at Hobby Lobby

I really enjoyed working with this soft yarn because of the unique color changes. It added a lot of color texture and depth while working up.

The same cotton yarn was for the Farese Triangle Crochet Shawl in a different colorway that is wonderful as well.

Can this be resized?

Of course! The construction of this wrap can be knitted in other yarn weights as well. 

Because this has a simple repeat it would be easy to make this shawl larger or smaller but simply working less or more rows.

Faroese Triangle Knit Shawl Pattern

If you have ever crocheted a triangle shawl this is done in a similar way, except it adds a special center panel down the center back.

It's fun to work a different set of textured stitches that compliments the overall look.

This shawl will also fit around the neckline better because of the center panel. So give the Faroese Triangle Knit Shawl Pattern a try!

Faroese Triangle Knit Shawl Pattern

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Faroese Triangle Knit Shawl Pattern

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Supplies for the Faroese Knit Shawl

• Knitting Needle: 9 (5.5) mm or size needed to obtain gauge
• Removable stitch markers if needed
• Yarn needle to weave in ends
 Scissors

Yarn:
Bulky Weight 5:
• Yarn Bee Arabella in Colorway Majestic Mauve

Yarn Substitutes:

• Berroco Vintage Chunky
• Red Heart Vera
• Manos Del Uruguay Serpentina

Yardage:
• 520 yards (475 m)
5 Balls of Yarn

Measurements:
• Adult size
Depth: 28 inches (71 cm)
Width: 62 inches (158 cm)
When Blocked

Abbreviations:
• BO- Bind Off
• CO- Cast On
• k- knit
• k2tog – knit two together
• pm – place marker
• st(s) – stitch(es)
• sl m – slip marker
• wyif – with yarn in front

Skill Level:
• Easy/ Beginner

Gauge:
• 13 sts and 20 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette (knit stitch)

Faroese Triangle Knit Shawl Pattern

Notes on the Faroese Shawl Pattern

To create tidy edge stitches will be worked as follows:

Beginning of all rows: the first knit stitch will be worked through the back loop.

End of all rows: wyif, lift the last stitch as if to purl. On the next beginning row this will make the yarn appear at the back.

Working the edge stitches this way creates a ‘V’ along each side, which also makes it easier for picking up stitches.

Faroese Triangle Knit Shawl Pattern

Neckline Garter Tab

RowDescriptionStitch Count
COCO 44
1 (WS)knit (using the tidy edge stitches from notes)4
2 (RS)knit4
3-48Repeat rows 1-2, ending on a RS row4

Picking Up Stitches:

Turn the knit piece sideways, pick up and knit each ‘V’ stitch along one side. Pick up 4 sts from the cast on row. (32 total sts on needles)

Body of Faroese Knit Shawl

RowDescriptionStitch Count
1 (WS)k4 (using the tidy edge stitches from notes), p 24, k4 (using the tidy edge stitches from notes)32
2 (RS)k4, pm, YO, k3, YO, pm, k2, *yo, slip 1, k2 pass slip st over both k sts and drop it*; repeat from * to * four more times, k1, pm, YO, k3, YO, pm, k436
3k4, sl m, *p until next marker, sl m*; repeat * to * until last 4 sts, k436
4k4, sl m, YO, k until next marker, YO, sl m, k1, [slip 1, k2, pass slip st over both k sts and drop it, yo]; repeat from [ to ] until 2 sts remain before next st marker, k2, sl m, YO, k until next marker, YO, sl m, k440
5Repeat row 340
6k4, sl m, YO, k until next marker, YO, sl m, k2, *yo, slip 1, k2, pass slip st over both k sts and drop it*; repeat from * to * until 1 st before next marker, k1, sl m, YO, k until next marker, YO, sl m, k444
 Repeat rows 3-6 until the desired size, approximately 300 rows. 

Bottom Edge of Faroese Knit Shawl

RowDescription
1 (WS)k4, sl m, *knit until next marker, sl m*; repeat * to * until last 4 sts, k4
2 (RS)Knit row slipping markers
3k4, sl m, *knit until next marker, sl m*; repeat * to * until last 4 sts, k4
4Bindoff knitwise removing markers as you go. Place tassels on each end if desired. Block shawl and wear!
Faroese Triangle Knit Shawl Pattern

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