Triangle Shawl Loom Knitting Pattern and Video

Loom Knit a Simple Triangle Shawl

Triangle Shawl

This is a VERY simple Triangle Shawl pattern that only appears to be complicated. I believe even a beginner can easily handle it. With so many uses it is definitely worth the try. To make things even nicer it’s a one day, one skein, one loom pattern completed in one piece with the option to customize with fringes, tassels, beads as I did or you can easily add some interesting charms.

Below is the pattern and the step by step video tutorial.

Triangle Shawl Pattern



Triangle Shawl

Loom: Any Extra Large Loom Round or Long. I used the 11.5 inch 42-peg CinDwood Loom. Compares to the Knifty Knitter 41-peg Extra Large Loom.

Yarn: 180 Yards of Lion Brand Homespun in Olive

Hook: Any loom hook. I used the Authentic Knitting Board Hook

Stitches: Knit and Figure 8


This pattern develops as you go from continuous increases to continuous decreases. So it’s just a matter of understanding the stitch and then how to add by one stitch at a time and then reduce by one stitch at a time.

The Increase (From Left to Right): Done over 2 pegs. Where ever the working is located, that is Peg 1. Take the working yarn behind Peg 2, come around to the front of the peg and half wrap. Bring the working yarn behind Peg 1 and completely wrap it. You have formed a figure 8. Peg 1 has 2 loops. Peg 2 has only 1 loop.  Knit-off Peg 1.

The Decrease (From Right to Left): Done over 3 pegs. Where ever the working is located, that is Peg 3. Take the loop off Peg 2. Move it to Peg 1. Knit-off. Peg 2 is now empty. Take the loop off Peg 3 move it to Peg 2. Tighten the working yarn. Peg 3 is now empty.


The Pattern is FREE on the website.
To Purchase a Downloadable PDF: Click HERE



Yarn over cast-on Peg 1 (Yep that’s it for the Cast-on)

The Shawl:

You will immediately start increasing the pattern.


Increases: See Pattern Notes Above

Do the figure 8 with Pegs 2 and 1
You will have 2 loops on Peg 1. Knit-off
Wrap and Knit Peg 2

Do a Figure 8 with Pegs 3 and 2
You will have 2 loops on Peg 2. Knit-off.
Wrap and Knit Peg 1

Turn to Knit to the Right
Skip Peg 1
Wrap and Knit Peg 2
Wrap and Knit Peg 3

Do a Figure 8 with Pegs 4 and 3
You will have 2 loops on Peg 3. Knit-off.
Wrap and Knit Peg 2
Wrap and Knit Peg 1

Turn to Knit to the Right
Skip Peg 1
Wrap and Knit Peg 2
Wrap and Knit Peg 3
Wrap and Knit Peg 4

Do a Figure 8 with Pegs 5 and 4
Repeat the pattern above.

Continue knitting flat (back and forth ) until you have a loop on all your pegs. Then it’s time to decrease.

Decreases: See Pattern Notes Above

You should be on your last peg. You have finished the first part of your Triangle Shawl and are reading to beginning the 2 half. For me that was peg 42, since my loom has 42 pegs. I need to decrease one peg. Per the notes above:

Done over 3 pegs (40, 41, 42) .  I take the loop off Peg 41. Move it to Peg 40. Knit-off. Peg 41 is now empty. I take the loop off Peg 42 move it to Peg 41. Tighten the working yarn. Peg 42 is now empty.

I turn back to knit to the left. I slip (skip) the first peg and beginning knitting back to Peg 1. I will continue to do this until the last 2 pegs.



When there are just 2 Pegs with loops. Take the loop on the right, move it to the left. Knit-off. Cut the working yarn. Feed the yarn through the last loop.

Weave-in your ends.

You’re Done

Triangle Shawl



Crochet an edge over the loose loops on the side of the increases.

Block the Shawl

Knitting with Floss: Click HERE


Whats on the tips of the green triangle shawl?

Teardrop Charms attached with jump rings


Triangle Shawl



.For the Alternative below I used:

180 Yards of Lily’s Sugar’n Cream 100% Cotton Yarn in White. (I love the big cones GREAT DEAL)

2 Skeins of Embroidery Floss per Stripe


Triangle Shawl


.For the Summer Version: Use the double e-Wrap stitch

Tara used the Extra Large Yellow 41-peg Loom by Knifty Knitter

triangle shawl



Video: Triangle Shawl



As always I recommend watching the video completely before starting the project.

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Comments: 55

  1. Meg October 4, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Hey Denise-just want to say first how much I have learned from you and how appreciative I am of your work! I am wondering about doing the version with the embroidery floss and the double ewrap stitch-are the increases and decreases done any differently? Do you use the same large gauge loom or a smaller gauge but still the 11 inch diameter? Thank you for being so gracious and patient with us beginners-you rock!

    • Denise Canela October 6, 2016 at 11:21 am

      Hi Meg, thanks for kind words – yes both the green and the cotton shawls were made exactly the same way on the same 11 inch large gauge loom.

      • Meg October 7, 2016 at 11:50 am

        Thanks so much Denise!

  2. Barbara Leger September 27, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Hi Denise,

    I purchased this pattern from you on Craftsy. I really like how the shawl with the double e-wrap and I want to make that one first. I am lost on if the cast on is the same as the green one in the video or is it different. How do I increase and decrease this stick. Help, I am lost!

    • Denise Canela October 6, 2016 at 11:11 am

      Barbara – did you watch the video?

  3. Lynne Stewart May 22, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Hi Denise, I am trying to make the triangular prayer shawl for my DIL. I have gotten, easily I might add, to the decrease. Now the trouble begins. I have followed the directions for pegs 40, 41 and 42. But I am doing something wrong, I am probably halfway back to peg 1 and noticed that the decrease is all bunched up. Help!! What am I doing wrong? Can’t send a pic….so discouraged…new to looming….

    • Denise Canela May 29, 2016 at 8:53 pm

      Lynn – not sure what you mean when you say “bunched” – if it curls a bit you can wet or steam block it when you’re done.

    • Lynne Stewart May 30, 2016 at 2:04 pm

      It’s almost like a cup. I went ahead and frogged it and will try again after I do this afghan which is coming along very nicely. Thank you Denise. I appreciate your input. I think maybe inadvertently, i probably tightened the tension.

  4. Christine May 17, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Did the previous email/question come thru?

    • Denise Canela May 17, 2016 at 11:14 pm


      • Christine May 18, 2016 at 12:40 am

        Sorry, wasn’t trying to rush you at all. Wasn’t sure of the process and if the comments/questions automatically showed. Thanks again for your time & expertise!

        • Denise Canela May 21, 2016 at 10:44 am

          The comments don’t automatically show – if they did – you would be blushing. I have a spam filter but every now and then something really distasteful will sneak in. I want to protect the reader and me. 🙂

  5. Christine May 17, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Denise! Thank you for sharing your creativity and talent with us ?. I refer to your site often. Loom knitting is something I began a little over a year ago and am SO excited to be able to create gifts and pieces with your help. The videos and patterns are wonderful! Regarding the triangle shawl with cotton and color burst, how do you suggest blocking? I am nervous that the colors will run ?. I have almost completed an oversized double e-wrap triangle shawl in white with orange and purple stripes at each end for my daughters teacher. It is really pretty and I don’t want to ruin it by blocking incorrectly. Also, do you find the cotton shrinks much? Thanks again!

    • Denise Canela May 17, 2016 at 11:11 pm

      I didn’t find it necessary to block this one – I never do unless I have to.

      • Christine May 18, 2016 at 12:36 am

        Thank you Denise! The first shawl was made per the original pattern with Homespun yarn on a round loom and didn’t need blocking. Really pretty and so soft – my 8 yr old has claimed it ?. The current shawl was worked on a long loom with the cotton and color bursts. It seems huge compared to the first one, but fits nicely as a shawl/wrapped scarf (I’m a size 16/18). Would you think it wise to maybe spray or steam block the solid colored area to even up stitches or just let it be due to the lacey-ness of the double EW?

        • Denise Canela May 21, 2016 at 10:42 am

          Christine, I would spray a small area first and see the results before doing the whole project. As for the Double EW (in general) – I wouldn’t bother unless you’re trying to change the shape a bit.

  6. Cristy May 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    I am a plus size woman and just wondered if I double my rows would it work to make it larger? In other words if if I do each increase/ decrease twice instead of once. Just wondered if anyone else had tried this?
    Thanks for teaching me to try new things!

    • Denise Canela May 4, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      Cristy, with this technique and pattern – the loom size will dictate the size

      • Amanda Gross May 5, 2016 at 12:08 am

        Denise, I had the same question. What size, type of loom would you recommend for a plus size shawl? I’m looking at making one in a 3xl size if possible. Thank you!

        • Denise Canela May 5, 2016 at 6:59 am

          You would need a larger loom – like a long loom. I used a round but the technique is the same on a long loom

    • Kristi Holzwart November 1, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      I think what Cristy is thinking of is just increasing the width (not the depth) of the scarf/shawl by creating a more gradual increase.

      And, yes, Cristy that would work to double your rows. Mind you, it won’t create that right triangle shape as shown here. It will be an obtuse triangle.

      But, if I’m hearing what I think you are asking, it will allow you to have a longer/wider shawl. But it won’t increase the height/depth at the tallest point any. For that, as Denise mentioned, you would need a larger loom with a greater peg count.

      For a very plus sized shawl, you might want a proportionately taller scarf but just ask yourself if a twenty inch max height/depth is sufficient. If so, then it can be made on this same loom in the way you suggested. Just be mindful of the fact that the shape will be altered some – still a triangle, just different degrees to each angle.

  7. Rene May 2, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Thanks for the advise , after I wrote to you I though that when we Knitt we,re doing it verticaly insread of the régular way. By the way i’ll try dual color and finish i’ll sent you à photo, bye & thanks again

  8. Rene May 1, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Thanks i’ll do it but if i Knitt 1 Row with out increasing or decreasing Will it be higher then 21 in thanks for everything you are doing and anwsering. I know ialready said it but i realy like the way you theach and your video

    • Denise Canela May 1, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      Hi Rene, thanks for the kind words. As for the rows without the increased or decreases – you will loose the pointy tip on the triangle.

  9. melody April 30, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Thank you for your posts i have learned SO much really appreciate you dedication too the craft

    • Denise Canela May 1, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      Thank you for the Thank you Melody – Very much appreciated

  10. Sandye April 27, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    I teach loom knitting to 4th and 5th graders in my school. WE LOVE YOU! We started with basic hats, then scarves. Some of them have learned to finger knit. Some of them learned to arm knit. Some of them learned to knit with pencils. Then they decided they wanted to learn to read a pattern and make something really nice. We watched your video this week and they are off in running er ah knitting LOL
    thank you

  11. Nancy Taylor April 27, 2016 at 11:13 am

    I am so excited to say that I am about to start this shawl!!! I have volunteered to make shawls for a village in the Ukraine and hope to get several of these made!!! If it is OK with you, our knifty knitter group will be using this as our May Challenge Yourself Project! Thank you for the time and work that you put into your videos and projects…I love sharing them with others…you are a blessing to those of us who are addicted to loom knitting!!!

    • Denise Canela April 28, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      THANK YOU Nancy for letting me know that this project is being used to bless others. Folks like you fuel me and I am soooooooo sooooooo sooooooo grateful. You guys have blessed me like you can’t even imagine.

      Many BIG hugs and kisses.

  12. Renee April 25, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Once again, thank you for your beautiful creations and for sharing how to make it with clear and concise instructions both with video and written instructions.
    Is there a way to make this into a wrap for wearing over a bathing suit. I’m thinking that maybe I could just tie the ends together around my waist.

    • Denise Canela April 26, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      Yes – it works really well

  13. Evelyn Kuria April 25, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    You are amazing, I had found a similar pattern and thought for the life of me I could never figure it out!! But you did it and now I am on my way to making this beautiful shawl! Thank you.. BTW for any one interested I have purchased all of your patterns and put them in a book for future reference… this way I can pull up the video for any clarifications I may need!
    Your patterns are much easier to follow then some of the other books I have purchased, I wish I would have saved the money and only purchased yours!! You are my inspiration!

    • Denise Canela April 25, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      Evelyn – You are SUPER sweet and you’ve made my day ! THANK You for all your support.

  14. Marianne April 25, 2016 at 10:23 am

    thank you for the free pattern

    • Denise Canela April 25, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      Thank you for the Thank you Marianne – VERY much appreciated

  15. Dee Brown April 25, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Hello, Can this triangle shaw be made on the knifty knity 36 pegs and the cindwood looms 48 and 58 pegs. I love your videos and can’t wait to see more.

    • Denise Canela April 25, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      Dee, on the 36 peg it will turn out very small. As for the 48 or 58 peg CinDloom – I need to know the base size in diameter. Anything 11 inches or more would be great.

  16. Kara April 24, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    I love that you always make your patterns on the most widely available looms. I gotta say, this may be one of my favs so far. Can’t wait to vet started. I’ll send some finished pics.

    Thanks for taking the time to post!

    • Denise Canela April 24, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      Thanks for the Thanks Kara ! Very much appreciated

  17. Darlene April 24, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    How many skeins of yarn / wool is needed for this shawl? I want to get started but also want to have all the materials when I start.

    • Denise Canela April 24, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      Depending on the Yarn about 180 Yards

      • Darlene April 24, 2016 at 11:23 pm

        Thank you Denise

  18. Sharon Wilson April 24, 2016 at 10:46 am

    I have been wanting to make this shawl ever since I started knitting a year ago. It’s beautiful too. Your an amazing designer and I love how easy all your patterns and stitches are to follow. And your videos are great to learn how to execute the pattern. Your my favorite designer … I’m going to love making this. Thank you again

    • Denise Canela April 24, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      Thank you for the Thank you Sharon – I so much appreciate it !

  19. Sharon April 24, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Thank you so much for this new pattern, the triangle shawl. Ive been wanting do make this type of shawl ever since I started knitting a year ago. I love all your patterns and stitches.
    Yours are the easiest to understand and your video’s are very good at explaining how to put the pattern to a beautiful knitted item.
    Keep up the great work, your very creative and I love everything .

  20. Annette April 24, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Thank you for another great video. Can I use this method using the garter stitch?

    • Denise Canela April 24, 2016 at 6:04 pm

      Yes you can. Just keep in mind that it would turn out thicker.

  21. Anonymous April 24, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Hi Denise thank you for another great video. Can I use this method using aflat knit stitch?and do the garter stitch?

  22. Kelly Cofield April 24, 2016 at 7:33 am

    How in the Sam Hill are you suppose to knit this when you can’t print it? I’m sure not going to sit in front of the computer the whole time.

    • Denise Canela April 24, 2016 at 7:08 pm

      Hi Kelly I understand your frustration but I have to protect my work and I have to earn a living. I make my patterns free on the website for those that can not afford to pay for patterns – very often those that can afford to pay but don’t also benefit. However, the website is not free to me and my time has a dollar value. You can purchase downloadable versions. There is a link on the page. It was missing earlier because someone had asked for the pattern and I didn’t want to delay any longer. You will find the link to my store on the page now.

    • Meg October 1, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      It never ceases to amaze me the things that people complain about. Denise-how dare you post free patterns and videos that you no doubt spend countless hours on perfecting? (Sarcasm, obviously.) I’m sorry, but this comment just burned me up! Denise, you are fabulous, your work is fabulous, and you are so so SO appreciated. Thank you so much for all of your time and effort. You not only have a gift for looming-you also have a gift for TEACHING. Kudos!

      • Denise Canela October 3, 2016 at 8:11 pm

        It’s those “funny” comments that help me appreciate the others – like yours – THANK YOU Meg ! ! !

  23. Michelle April 24, 2016 at 3:05 am

    I absolutely LOVE your work and I enjoy learning from your videos. I can relate to your specific ways in which you do things… especially using the loom bands to help guide you in the process of making your project. I have made all kinds of hats with the round looms and also baby booties. I am working on my first cowl with the long loom. Do you work only on the round looms or do you also work with the long ones? I would love to see more of your patterns using the long loom – preferably on video! I am very much a visual learner. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us!

    • Denise Canela April 24, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      Probably not for awhile. I try to make it so that folks don’t need a huge amount of looms in order to follow me so I try to stay within the same perimeters. Times are hard – I understand – This helps me, my readers and my Patrons.

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