Top-down triangle shawls are an immensely popular shawl shape because they are so versatile as well as easy to knit. In this video, shawl designer Jen Lucas gives you a recipe-style pattern for how to knit a top-down triangle shawl in the purl ridge stitch
This shawl can be knit in any weight of yarn you like, and Jen gives some recommendations for yarn amounts and needle size.
- For Sock/Fingering Weight, you’ll need 400+ yards of yarn and a US Size 5 (3.75 mm) or US Size 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 24″ cable or longer
- For Sport/DK Weight, you’ll need 350+ yards of yarn and a US Size 6 (4 mm) or US Size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 24″ cable or longer
- For Worsted Weight, you’ll need 300+ yards of yarn and a US Size 8 (.5 mm) or US Size 9 (5.5 mm) circular needle, 24″ cable or longer
You’ll also need stitch markers, tapestry needle, and blocking supplies.
PURL RIDGE SHAWL
This shawl is worked from the top down and begins with a garter tab cast on. This cast on is used because it allows for a continuous garter stitch edge along the top of the shawl, which makes for a nice detail. Once the cast on is complete, set-up rows are worked, and stitch markers are placed. The pattern is established by repeated 4 rows to the desired size. Once the shawl is complete, it’s time to block the shawl and weave in the ends. Jen shares her tips on how to block this shawl shape.