Free knitting patterns for shawls shaped with wedges or triangles. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 9/4/23
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Lace Eyelet Shawl
Flattering lace shawl knit in three pie shaped wedge sections with a 6 row repeat lace. Shawl can be worked from written instructions or charts. Designed by Lion Brand Yarn. DK weight yarn.
Short Row Shawl
Shawlette in long crescent featuring wedges of color and stripes shaped by short rows. The pattern contains instructions for laceweight, fingering and DK yarn. Rasputin designed by Sam Parfitt.s
The pattern includes instructions to knit either a triangular or squared crescent shape shawl that is created from three triangle wedges, either all-over lace or with just a lace border. Both shapes of shawl can be made to any size. Designed by Claire Slade.s
A lace shawl in raglan batwing shape created from 4 narrower triangles, which make a heartshaped allover form. This shawl does not slip from your shoulders! And the extra corners add length to the area over your arms, keeping them warmer! Designed by Stefanie Bold. Pictured projects by CallieBknits and twinimamas
Outside the Chic Box Shawl
Easy striped shawl knit in 3 wedges that form a square shape that sits securely on the shoulders with a zigzag edge. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Kara Gott Warner.
Simple arc-shaped shawl knit with an easy zigzag stitch that forms wedges and a natural shaped border. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Cornelia Thomas.s
Hope Springs Shawl
Stunning shawl knit from the top down to form a three-quarter circle shape constructed of wedges of lace, ribbing, and meandering cables. DK weight yarn. Designed by Amy Gunderson.
Lace top down, half hexagon shaped shawl win three wedge sections with gorgeous lace details in a feathered pattern looks like wings. The edging is knit perpendicularly to the last row of the shawl and joined as you go for a seamless finish. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Kristin Omdahl. Web version is free.
John Deer Shawl
Reversible shawl knit in three wedge shaped sections in half circle shape with a stairway texture and garter stitch. I think the shaped sections should make the shawl stay on the shoulders. Designed by Stephanie Voyer at A la maille suivante. Bulky weight yarn. Available in English and French
More Free Patterns
Easy Pie Wedge Shawl
Easy shawl knit in simple garter stitch wedges that look stunning when knit with variegated or gradient yarn. Shaped with simple, repetitive short row pattern with no need to “wrap and turn” because the holes become intentional eyelets on the sawtooth edging. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Lorna Miser. Pictured project by Annettek18
Pop Art Shawl
Colorful shawl knit in bright wedges trimmed with black, shaped with short rows. Reminds me of stained glass. Great stash buster for four or more colors. Designed by Afifa Sayeed. DK weight yarn.
Staggered Pinwheel Shawl
Colorful shawl knit in wedges of garter stitch and easy lace, shaped with short rows. I think this would be a great stash buster for three or more colors. Designed by Lauren Savidge. DK weight yarn. Web version is free.
145-3 Jay bird Shawl
Half circle shawl knit with 8 wedges that are a perfect showcase for self-striping yarn. Designed by DROPS design. Fingering weight yarn. Pictured projects by designer, DavidTricot, and Fertig. Available in English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and more
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Snowflake Stranded Shawl
Hexagon shaped shawl with stranded colorwork snowflake design. Designed by Deborah Tomasello. Fingering weight yarn.
Kathy Kelly Cabled Capelet
Shawl knit with alternating wedges of cables and simple lace. The wedges shape the shawl so it lays on the shoulder and stays put. Designed by Renate Haeckler for Prayer Shawl Ministries. Aran weight yarn. Pictured project by by Glaistig
Carbon Without Symmetry Shawl
Spiral shaped shawl created from a series of built-up wedges in an easy repeat of lace and short turn rows. Designe for self-striping yarn, you could also use it with miniskeins or stash yarn. Designed by Yarnspirations Design Studio. DK weight yarn.
Triangular boomerang shawl knit in garter stitch with color wedges created with short rows. Great showcase for gradient yarn. Designed by Linnea Ornstein. Sport weight yarn. Available in English and Swedish
Patterns for Purchase
Great stash-buster! Ponchette or shawl made from 4 different sizes of seven total wedges using 6 colors that are knitted individually, then joined with a decorative 3-needle bind-off to create a stair step of color. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Cynthia Spencer.
Semi-triangular, bias knit shawl starts with a section of lace pattern, then 8 garter stitch wedges that widen gradually and end with 2 repeats of the lace pattern. The pattern contains both charts and written instructions. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Ewelina Murach.
Roxbury Pond Shawl
This semi-circular shawl uses a short row technique that is easy for less experienced knitters too. The decorative picot edging is worked as you go. Perfect for ombre or gradient yarn. 2 sizes. Fingering weight yarn but easily adapted to heavier weight yarn. Designed by Christiane Burkhard. Pictured projects by the designer and geekgirl.
Stunning triangular shawl with asymmetrical sections of lace spilling over the shawl’s edge. 3 sizes created by number of repeats. Can be knit with one skein of fingering weight yarn. Inspired by subterranean waterways, it also reminds me of wings, especially dragon wings. Designed by Rosemary (Romi) Hill
Stunning shawlette designed by Norah Gaughan features a half-star shape filled with cables and lace stitches. Sport weight yarn. Pictured projects by the designer and KF1308.
Amethyst Ice Wrap
This light, airy shawl uses short rows to create the illusion of four separate wedges, while it is actually knit without any sewing. It is perfect for gradient or multicoloured yarns, as it is simple enough to showcase the color changes, while providing further interest through changes in the direction of knitting. Fingering or sport weight yarn. Designed by Sharyn Armstrong.
Flared Wedges Garter Stitch Shawl
Colorful shawl knit sideways in garter stitch with colorful wedges created with short rows. Includes a video tutorial. Designed by MadeByDevrie. Aran weight yarn.