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!
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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.
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!
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Supplies for the Faroese Knit Shawl:
Bulky Weight 5:
• Yarn Bee Arabella in Colorway Majestic Mauve
• 520 yards (475 m)
5 Balls of Yarn
• Adult size
Depth: 28 inches (71 cm)
Width: 62 inches (158 cm)
• 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
• Easy/ Beginner
• 13 sts and 20 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette (knit stitch)
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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.
Neckline Garter Tab:
|1 (WS)||knit (using the tidy edge stitches from notes)||4|
|3-48||Repeat rows 1-2, ending on a RS row||4|
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:
|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, k4||36|
|3||k4, sl m, *p until next marker, sl m*; repeat * to * until last 4 sts, k4||36|
|4||k4, 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, k4||40|
|5||Repeat row 3||40|
|6||k4, 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, k4||44|
|Repeat rows 3-6 until the desired size, approximately 300 rows.|
Bottom Edge of Faroese Knit Shawl:
|1 (WS)||k4, sl m, *knit until next marker, sl m*; repeat * to * until last 4 sts, k4|
|2 (RS)||Knit row slipping markers|
|3||k4, sl m, *knit until next marker, sl m*; repeat * to * until last 4 sts, k4|
|4||Bindoff knitwise removing markers as you go. Place tassels on each end if desired. Block shawl and wear!|
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