Summer Wardrobe Upgrade! Knit a Triangle Shawl for Cool Summer Nights

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Knitting | Comments


Sometimes I get a little obsessed with shawls. It’s not that I constantly wear them, but I do constantly knit them. I just start looking at shawl patterns and get really excited. Is that weird?

My latest obsession, just in time for summer, is the triangle shawl. I like triangle shawls because they’re lighter and easier to carry around than most other shawls, and that triangular shape makes them super quick to knit up.

Join me in my triangular shawl obsession and drool over these so-summer triangle shawl knitting patterns.

Knitted Elizabeth shawl

Photo via Craftsy member stevieland 

Elizabeth shawl

Designer stevieland  points out that even knitters new to reading a chart should give this pattern a try. I’m freaking out over how this pattern would work with a hand-dyed lace yarn, too. This shawl is knit from the top down, so the project moves quickly as you decrease those rows to form the point of the triangle. Hooray for obvious progress!

Get the Elizabeth shawl pattern here.

Stephen West's knitted shawl

Photo via Craftsy member Stephen West

Stephen West’s shawl

Let’s all pause for a moment and admire that amazing scalloped edge. Sigh. Craftsy instructor Stephen West is one of my absolute favorite shawl designers, and it’s details like that edge that really make me swoon. If you’re digging the style, too, enroll in Stephen’s Shawlscapes class to learn how to design and knit your own shawls.

Read more about Stephen West’s shawl here.

Sign up for the Shawlscapes class here.

Knitted Itineris triangle shawl

Photo via Craftsy member theyarniad

Itineris shawl

The construction of this shawl is absolutely gorgeous and totally unique. The back is made up of two triangles (a large one and a small one) alongside a longer rectangle border on one side. The shawl is knit in a garter stitch, so you don’t have to worry about following a stitch chart as you navigate the shaping.

Get the itineris shawl pattern here.

Jaali knitted triangle shawl

Photo via Craftsy member DesiLoopBySSK 

Jaali knitted shawl

This shawl has three variations, and one of them is a triangle. Try out the trapezoid and the square later, after you’ve mastered the triangle. The open, lacy stitches on this are perfect for summer because you can wrap up in it without getting too warm.

Get the Jaali knitted shawl pattern here.

Bramble knitted shawl

Photo via Craftsy member Miriam Felton

Bramble shawl

Craftsy instructor  Miriam Felton knows her shawls — have you checked out her Lace Shawl Design class? — and this to-die-for shawl is proof. Not only is the border gorgeous, but those open stitches will make knitting go quickly. The shawl is worked from the bottom point up, so you’ll be able to immediately see your progress.

Get the bramble shawl here.

Knitted Fiori lace shawl

Photo via Craftsy instructor Romi Hill

Fiori lace shawl

Confession: I’m enrolled in Romi Hill’s New Directions in Lace class, where this pattern is available exclusively, and I’ve yet to conquer this beautiful shawl. There’s nothing to be scared of, especially since Romi helps you through each intricate stitch in the class, plus how to place beads on your project.

Find out more about the Fiori lace shawl here.

Sign up for New Directions in Lace here.

Knitted blackberry mist shawl

Photo via Craftsy member Azalea820

Blackberry mist shawl

I’m loving so many things about this shawl, from the color to the lace stripes and the scalloped border. This pattern will give you plenty of practice reading a chart. Plus, the repeated pattern makes it easy to adjust the size of the shawl, in case you like yours a little longer or shorter than usual.

Get the blackberry mist shawl pattern here.

Do you share my obsession with knitted shawls? What kind of shawl do you like to knit?