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The Enormous Triangle Ponshawl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : The Enormous Triangle Ponshawl
The Enormous Triangle Ponshawl
The Enormous Triangle Ponshawl
The Enormous Triangle Ponshawl
The Enormous Triangle Ponshawl
The Enormous Triangle Ponshawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit stitch
  • Purl stitch
  • Basic increases (yo & kfb)
  • Casting on (a tutorial is provided)
  • Making an icord (tutorials provided)
  • Binding off

Pattern Description:

Super-sized and super-snuggly, this simple knit is a great introduction to triangular shawl knitting. I love versatile garments, so with the addition of a strategically placed icord, the shawl can be transformed into a cosy poncho - it's a 'ponshawl'!

Made on large needles and using a combination of basic stitches and increases, it's a great weekend project for a novice, or a very quick knit for a more experienced knitter.

There is nothing complicated in the pattern, and I've included links to four different tutorials as well as stitch counts for the end of each section.

Instructions are included for making the pattern with two different yarns (each with a different meterage) but this is an easy shawl to customise if you want to make a different size.


7.5 sts and 11 rows in st st, although gauge is not crucial for this project.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 84 cm x 186cm OR 100 cm x 216cm depending on yarn option used


  • 600g Patons Big Fab OR 400g Rowan Big Wool
  • 12mm circular needles
  • 12mm DPNs or a lucet, for making the icord
  • Large stitch markers and one lockable marker or safety pin
  • Needle to sew in ends
  • (Optional: blocking equipment)

Suggested yarn:

320 meters of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Rowan Big Wool



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Hi, I'm Sarah - the knitaholic behind Crafts from the Cwtch blog. As well as knitting, I have recently learned to spin, and enjoy crochet too.

I've been knitting since 2011 and crocheting a ...

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