Heart Throb Knit Shawl Free Pattern Page by Kristin Omdahl

Heart Throb Knit Shawl Free Pattern Page by Kristin Omdahl

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This is a simple top down knit triangular shawl that has a show stopper edging. The self striping yarn accentuates the multi directional construction of this shawl with pretty stripes for the shawl and a graduating side to side color change in the gorgeous scalloped edging.

What you will need:

  • 612 yds (560m) #4 worsted weight yarn
  • US 10 (6mm) circular knitting needles
  • US 10 (6mm) double pointed knitting needles
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Shown in: 

Be So Vivid Yarn; 70% cotton, 30% acrylic, #4 worsted weight, self striping yarn; 306 yds (280m) per 3.5oz (100g) ball; shown in color Heart Throb, 3 balls.

Finished Size:

28 in wide x 72 in long.


Each pattern repeat is 4 in (10cm) wide after blocking.

Stitch Guide:

Cast on (co), bind off (bo), knit (k), purl (p), yarn over (yo), and three needle bind off.


CO 5 sts.

Row 1: K1, *yo, k1. Rep from * across. — 9 sts

Row 2 (and all even numbered rows): Knit across.

Row 3: K1, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1. — 13 sts

Row 5: K1, yo, k5, yo, k1, yo, k5, yo, k1. — 17 sts

Row 7: K1, yo, k7, yo, k1, yo, k7, yo, k1. — 21 sts

Row 9: K1, yo, k9, yo, k1, yo, k9, yo, k1. — 25 sts

Row 11: K1, yo, k11, yo, k1, yo, k11, yo, k1. — 29 sts

Continue in established pattern, increasing by 4 sts every odd numbered row.

Row 99: K1, yo, k99, yo, k1, yo, k99, yo, k1. — 205 sts

Row 100: Knit across. — 205 sts


Note: If you modify this pattern, the edging requires a stitch count on the last row of the shawl, before beginning the edging, to be a multiple of 5 sts.

Row 1:  Beginning with the first 3 shawl stitches, yo, k1, kfb, yox2, k1, leave remaining sts unworked. — 6 sts

Row 2: Yox2, k2tog (dropping second loop of double yo from previous row), k4.

Row 3: Yox2, k2tog, k4 (dropping second loop of double yo from previous row).

Rows 4 – 21: Rep row 3 until there are 10 loops on ea side of the strip.

BO as follows: 

Hold work with the shawl on your left, the edging on your right, and the tips of the needles pointing toward opposite sides. With dpn, pick up each of the 10 loops along the edge closest to the live shawl sts one at a time from back to front, just putting the loops on the needle, not picking them up and knitting them (see photo 1). 

With right needle tip, *pass second loop o9ver first loop and off the needle; rep from * 11 more times — 1 loop remains on dpn (see photo 2).

Place this stitch on right needle tip and pass live strip st over this loop, pull working yarn to tighten, then return last st to right needle tip. — 6 sts on right needle tip (counting double yo as 1 st) (see photo 3).

Turn right needle around and place on top of left needle so that RS are facing together and both needle tips point to the right (see photo 4).

Holding both needles parallel, [insert tip of dpn into first 2 strip sts (as if to k2tog) on the front needle and into the first shawl st on the back needle (see pic 5) and knit these 3 sts together]x2, then pass  first st over second stitch and off needle, 1 stitch bound off. Insert left tip of dpn into next 2 strip sts (as if to k2tog) while dropping second loop off double yo, and into the next shawl st on and knit these 3 sts together. Pass the first st over the second st and off the needle (1 st remains) (see photo 6). 

Return this st to the left needle tip.

Rep from Row 1 for each scalloped shell.


Weave in loose ends. Hand wash, block to finished measurements and allow to dry.

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