how to start knitting cable trim triangle shawl

Edit: all errors cleared out and everything should be good. I just finished knitting it through so…

This time I wanted to teach you something I haven’t seen anywhere before.

Yes, there have been tutorials on how to start knitting simple triangle shawl, but these have been for garter stitch edging. Not for cable trim edging.

This cast on technique grew out from my cable edge with twisted trim pattern. Make sure you check out this, too.

But I have to warn you though, it may seem overwhelming…

 

Why you should learn this?
I don’t know. It’s fun?

So, are you up for a challenge?

Abbreviations:

  • k – knit;
  • inc – increase (anyway you like);
  • YO – yarn over;
  • k3tog – knit 3 together;
  • 4/4 RC – slip 4 to cable needle and hold back, k4, k4 from cable needle;
  • 4/4 LC – slip 4 to cable needle and hold front, k4, k4 from cable needle;

Cast on 4 stitches using crochet cast on method and leaving enough tail for sewing.

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*1st stitches are slipped stitches – RS (right side) knit wise and WS (wrong side) purl wise.

Knit on RS and purl on WS in total of 16 rows (last row is purl row).

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Knit 4 stitches..

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…pick up and knit 8 stitches from one side…

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(like so)

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…pick up and knit 4 stitches from cast on (by removing the contrast yarn from crochet cast on).

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That’s it for the cast on part. Now you’ll be knitting actual shawl.

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Purl 1 row.

1: 4/4 RC, place marker, inc1, place marker, 4/4 LC; (doesn’t seem much of an art, right?) (17 sts)

*Repeat cables on every 8th row (by the way – if you don’t have a cable needle at hand then you can use these tools)

2: purl;
3: k8, YO, place marker, k1, place marker, YO, k8; (19 sts)

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4: purl;
5: k8, YO, place marker, k3, place marker, YO, k8; (*now the markers are separating 3 stitches in the middle – make sure it stays this way*) (21 sts)
6: purl;
7: k8, YO, k1, place marker, YO, k3tog, YO, place marker, k1, YO, k8; (23 sts)
8: purl;
9: 4/4 RC, YO, k to marker, YO, k3 tog, YO, marker, k to last 8 stitches, YO, 4/4 LC;
10: purl;
11: k8, YO, k to marker, YO, k3 tog, YO, marker, k to last 8 stitches, YO, k8;
12: purl;
13 – 16: repeat steps #11 & #12 two more times;

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Still nothing special… (and yes, I use my earrings as markers – in case you’re wondering)

Go on repeating steps #9 to #16.

What do you think now?

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Let’s see the tip of the shawl. Right now it is flat and weird.

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Thread the needle with the yarn tail from cast on process. Find the other tip.

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Sew tips together and up to the middle part (I actually don’t know how to say it, so I hope pictures will help).

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That will make two things:
1) it would be nice and neat;
2) it would be little heavier so it won’t curl up;

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I hope I was clear enough in this tutorial. If something was confusing, let me know and I will try to help you.

Have a wonderful shawl and see you next time!

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23 thoughts on “How to start knitting triangle shawl with twisted trim cable edging

  • 12. April 2015 at 20:06
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    I have been surfing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be much more useful than ever before.

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    • 12. April 2015 at 21:46
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      Thank you! I try my best to keep it up!

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  • 21. April 2015 at 17:01
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    Amazing and I can’t wait to try your technique. Thank you so much.

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  • 5. August 2015 at 17:26
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    Love all three tutorials. I have a triangle Shawl I made for a friend and would love to add your cable lace edging. Any thoughts on how ? Even though I have only been knitting 3 years, I AM pretty good at doing swatches and following directions. Thank you.

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    • 5. August 2015 at 17:31
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      Hi, Susan. I have to think a bit. If I understood you correctly then your triangle shawl is finished. Then there are two ways. First one is you knit the border (as long as you’ll need) and then sew it on to finished shawl. Second option is to attach the edge as you knit it. I don’t know, how to explain it in words. I can make a tutorial, if you need it.

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  • 10. August 2016 at 19:06
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    Your design is so pretty. I have been trying to do it but row 1 seems to have 17 stitches and row three seems to have 19 stitches that need to be worked. What am I doing wrong?
    Thank you so much for your help. Would you be able to tell me when to slip markers (sm) as well please?

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    • 11. August 2016 at 13:17
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      Sorry it took me so long to answer you – I needed to remind myself a bit… You are absolutely correct. I had typing error in that row (row 3) and you should have 19 stitches. I’m so sorry for this error. I can’t believe no one noticed before. I’ve corrected this now.

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  • 11. August 2016 at 13:25
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    Hi me again…is there supposed to be a YO before the last 8 knit stitches. Thank you!

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    • 11. August 2016 at 13:41
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      Yes, except row #1

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  • 28. August 2016 at 19:01
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    Hi, I am working on your pattern and I think you may have left out a YO before the last 8 stitches on row 11! I tried it several times and the stitches on either side of the markers were uneven. When I added the YO it worked out.

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    • 28. August 2016 at 19:24
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      Thanks, I fixed it… πŸ™‚

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  • 8. September 2016 at 06:29
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    Beautiful. I’m not the best knitter but do I understand correctly that this is the pattern for the whole triangle shawl? What are your finished measurements approximately? And do you keep repeating rows 9-16 until it gets the length you want? Thanx.

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    • 8. September 2016 at 07:34
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      No, it’s not the whole shawl, but it’s easy to make it a shawl. It’s just the beginning I came up. You’ll just repeat these steps until it’s big enough. I’ve been asked this a lot, so I think I may make it a shawl with some extra lace pattern πŸ™‚

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  • 28. September 2016 at 04:46
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    I love this idea, but can’t find the one where you fixed row 11. If I may, this is how it should read: k8 yo k to marker {which is 4 stitches}, slip marker yo k3tog yo slip marker k4 yo k8. just a reminder that each succeeding odd row will add 1 extra stitch on either side of the k3tog {1 yo after the 1st 8 stitches and 1 yo before the last 8 stitches so that in making the triangle bigger there are more stitches between the spine and the 8 stitch cable. I hope I didn’t step on any toes, but it took me a bit to figure that out and I think the folks above were having the same problem. Still love the idea and will be giving it a try.

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    • 28. September 2016 at 13:38
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      Thanks Karla, it’s an old post and I can deep dive in later – there might be mistakes yes, I don’t have anyone to proof read when I’m playing with the ideas… Any advice and improvements are welcome πŸ™‚

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  • 9. December 2016 at 08:12
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    I love cables and shawls–what a perfect combination. Can’t wait to try it out.What yarn did you use?

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  • 10. February 2017 at 21:54
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    I my goodness I can’t wait to try this- Thank You!!!

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  • 14. February 2017 at 17:04
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    Hi Many thanks for the amazing cable technique . I can’t wait to start this pattern and maybe develop it with an additional lace pattern.

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    • 10. April 2017 at 12:52
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      Hi Erica, let me know how you’re doing πŸ™‚

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  • 5. April 2017 at 00:28
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    Hi. I’ve finally gotten back to working with this again. Row 5 reads: k8, YO, place marker, k3, place marker, YO, k8; (*now the markers are separating 3 stitches in the middle – make sure it stays this way*). my question is how do I keep 3 stitches in the middle? am I moving stitches on either side of the middle markers before working the k3tog? Thanks for help.

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    • 10. April 2017 at 12:51
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      Hi Karla, sorry for the delay (I was sick).

      3 sts in the middle are *YO, k3tog, YO*. So, those 3 sts on row 5 are for preparation.

      From this point on you will be working like this:

      work until you reach the first middle marker, slip it, YO, k3tog, YO, and slip the other marker; work ’til the end;

      On WS you will be working until your first marker, slip it, purl 3, slip marker, and work ’til the end.

      I hope this helps.

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