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how to start knitting cable trim triangle shawl

 

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

So, are you up for a challenge?

A little different knitting how to on how to start knitting triangle shawl with cable trim edging with photo tutorial.


Find the video tutorial below 🙂 ↓


Abbreviations:

  • k – knit;
  • inc – increase (any way you like);
  • YO – yarn over;
  • sk2p – slip stitch, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over;
  • 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 the crochet cast on method and leaving enough tail for sewing.

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

Knit on RS and purl on WS in a total of 16 rows (the last row is a 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 the 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, inc1, 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, k1, YO, k8; (19 sts)

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  • 4: purl;
  • 5: k8, YO, k3, YO, k8; (21 sts)
  • 6: purl;
  • 7: k8, YO, k1, YO, sk2p, YO, k1, YO, k8; (23 sts) [On video: k8, YO, k5, YO, k8; (23 sts)]
  • 8: purl;
  • 9: 4/4 RC, YO, k2, YO, sk2p, YO, k2, YO, 4/4 LC; (25 sts) [On video: 4/4 RC, YO, k7, YO, 4/4 LC; (25 sts)]
  • 10: purl;
  • 11: k8, YO, k3, YO, sk2p, YO, k3, YO, k8; (27 sts) [On video: k8, YO, k9, YO, k8; (27 sts)]
  • 12: purl;
  • 13: k8, YO, k4, YO, sk2p, YO, k4, YO, k8; (29 sts) [On video: k8, YO, k11, YO, k8; (29 sts)]
  • 14: purl;
  • 15: k8, YO, k5, YO, sk2p, YO, k5, YO, k8; (31 sts) [On video: k8, YO, k13, YO, k8; (31 sts)]
  • 16: purl;

Continue this way increasing on all the RS rows after first 8 stitches and before last 8 stitches until you have the length of the shawl you need. Remember – cable twist is worked on every 8th row.

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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!

If you liked this technique then check out the pattern for a Spring Shawl – you’ll love it 🙂 Click hereLace shawl knitting pattern with cable trim "Spring Shawl"

Knitting tips and tricks: knit triangle shawl with cable edging beginning.

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