Tuesday, March 27

Blog Contest: Triangle shawl patterns

Today, I am starting a blog contest to locate triangular shawl patterns. I have a lot of stash yarn that I would like to knit into shawls. Trouble is I only have 300-500 yards of some of them. I haven't been too successful in finding shawl patterns that use these smaller amounts. So I'm asking you for help. The patterns I'm looking for must fit the following criteria to be considered:
  1. knitted,
  2. triangular in shape,
  3. uses 300-500 yards total of yarn, and
  4. no novelty yarn (mohair is ok but not fun fur and the like).
The patterns may be free on the web, purchased, or in books or magazines. Email me at (junkyarn AT yahoo DOT com) the following information about the shawl pattern:
  • Pattern name
  • Free or cost to purchase
  • Where I can find it (web address for free or purchased pattern, name of the book it's in with the page number, or magazine it's in along with the issue and page number)
  • How many yards of yarn are needed to knit it
Here's an example:

Forest Canopy shoulder shawl
350 yards
PRIZES: 1 Opal Prisma orange sock yarn (100 grams/425 meters), 2 Polo Zitron cotton/acrylic in light green (100 grams/280 meters total), and 1 Artisan NZ Merino Lace Weight yarn in blue/green mix (20 grams/300 meters). Winners will be drawn randomly from the entries.

This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. It ends at midnight (EDT) on Sunday, April 15, 2007. Enter as many times as you wish.

Can't wait to see what you come up with. I'll post a pattern list on my blog after the contest ends.


Liz M. said...

Well, there is always the Flower Basket shawl from Interweave Knitting 2004 Fall issue! I'll dig some more! I don't want a prize though:) hahaha, I don't need any more yarn!

Heide said...

The Flower Basket Shawl by Evelyn Clark is the first pattern that popped into my mind as well.
Here is a website which sells this pattern for $6.00.
http://www.paradisefibers.net/Fibertrends-Pattern-S-2014-p/2685.htm. good luck finding just the right pattern!

AlisonH said...

The very simplest is cast on 3, inc one at the end of every row till length desired. But lace is way more fun than that. Hmm. My shawls are top-down circulars, haven't thought about triangles.

K. Anne said...

I just sent you an email of patterns. :) I hope that you will find on that you like!

rmj318 said...

Vicki....I just finished the Seafoam Shawl in One Skein Wonders edited by Judith Durant. It is baically the same as a dishcloth pattern but it is made in Rowan Kidsilk Haze and it turned out beautifully. I also beaded the edges as well, as the book suggested. The pattern used only one skein and it would work for most any yarn. Actually, this book has become my new favorite; it has helped me use up a ton of stash with really cute results!

ruthieknits said...

The Diamond Fantasy Scarf (or Shawl). The scarf is big enough to be a shawl and requires approx. 350 yds. Any shawl that can be made with a skein of sock yarn is up my alley! And it is beautiful and you knit the edging as you go. I'm pretty sure I paid $6.95 from www.siviaharding.com and I downloaded it, so no shipping cost and no wait! Loving it; it's a super knit! Ruth in NJ

susan said...

I have a new pattern that I'll be posting for sale in about 7-10 days. It's triangular in shape and uses about 500 yards of yarn. So don't cast on yet! ;)

Renee said...

A great shawl pattern I just used with a smallish amount of yarn is described in Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's book, Knitting Rules. It is essentially an increasing triangular shawl which you can end when you run out of yarn. It has eyelets going along each side edge and down the center. Just cast on 3 and yarn over on each edge and on each side of the center marker on every right side row. Hope this helps--I really like mine!
from Western New York