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Picot Triangle Shawl Pattern

Picot Triangle Shawl Pattern

The Picot Triangle Shawl is a shawl knit on the bias in garter stitch.  Cast on with or without picots, add along the side as you go and bind off with or without for a versatile pattern.

Picot Triangle Shawl

by Kristen Mangus
GoodKnit Kisses

June 27, 2013


EDITED September 2018; SEE NOTES AT BOTTOM First!

Picot Triangle Shawl
A (picot) Triangle design shawl using wedge technique inspired by Hexagon blanket by Charity Windham. Charity and I talked about combining her wedge and my picots for a frilly garter ridge reversible shawl.  This Picot Triangle Shawl is a generous size for larger sizes up to 76″ wide from end to end! Cast on Edge is 53″ and can be made smaller for smaller sizing needs.
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Stitch gauge:

4 sts per inch x 8 rows per inch in garter stitch


7/16″ gauge loom to be single knit with at least 168 pegs. Loom used in sample Knitting Board 28″ with peg extenders.Alternate loom(s): Kiss Looms can adjust to appropriate gauge. Be sure to swatch. Use Kiss Fine Gauge Fixed 2; set up with two 83 peg long sides and two 7 peg ends. Use 165 pegs (loom will be 180 pegs). For Martha Stewart (MS loom) use two kits; set up with four 36 peg straights, two 12 peg medium straights, and four 6 peg corners with pegs in all holes for 3/8″ gauge. Cast on 189 pegs (192 pegs on loom).


800 yards medium weight (4) Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable color Petunia.  3 balls used in sample. 9.85 oz/280 grams finished weight.Loom Along Video:


EW – Ewrap
P – Purl
HS – Half Stitch
SL – Slip (skip first stitch)
st – Stitch
CO – Cast On
BO – Bind Off

Cast on:

Picot CO 165 pegs. (starting on left working to right if right handed, Place removable Stich Marker on peg 1)

Row 1: SL 1, P to marker (all odd rows will repeat this way.)
Row 2: HS 1 at marked peg & move marker 1 peg to right (do NOT work HS st), EW to peg 165, Cable CO 3, BO 3 to form picot (See notes below on details for Cable CO and BO). I like to have 3 st markers on pegs 166-168 to show where picots need to be added on even numbered rows. For less picots on edging only, add picots every 4th row. As the pattern reads, this edge will be fuller than the cast on picots to give it a ruffled look when draped.
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until last HS is at peg 164 & ending on row Row 2. This row will be HS 1, EW 1.

Begin Picot Bind Off*.

*This is an alternate to my standard picot bind off just for this pattern.
**Cable CO 3, BO 4 (** rep between **,** til one st left on loom, EW 1 cut tail and pull through) See video at minute 21:14; it should start there.
Weave in both tails into project.  If using color changing yarn be sure to weave like colored tails to closest color.
Blocking may be needed due to tension and eveness of such a large project. Do NOT steam block acrylic or it will “kill” it! Block with a light washing and let dry pinned on blocking board if needed. See bottom of pattern on Mitered Square Lovey for wet blocking instructions.
Notes on HS
Unlike an EW (where the working yarn is wrapped from the back between the next peg and around the front of the  desired stitch/peg to the back) the HS wraps to the front between the previous peg to the front of the desired stitch/peg then between the next stich (peg).

Cable CO Notes.

Refer to this video for visual instructions on the Picot Triangle Shawl.

Non-Picot shawl option:

Cable Cast on 165 stitches and continue in main pattern.  Do not add edge picots.  Bind off in Stretchy Bind or a very loose Basic Bind off using the E-wrap stitch for knit stitches.  Do not pull tight.Happy Looming!!
Copyright 2013, 2014 GoodKnit Kisses, Kristen Mangus.  Picot Triangle Shawl Pattern is for personal use only.  Do not reproduce pattern in part or whole as written.  Items may be made for personal use. Contact Kristen Mangus if you are a crafter selling individually and Kristen will give permission.
UPDATE September 2018!
A recent comment on this pattern has shed light to me how my old video really wasn’t clear and even the pattern as well.  As always I, like you, am constantly learning and hopefully progressing in my skills and craft.  Pattern writing and video making are no different.  My apologies to anyone who has had a difficult time with this pattern.  I’m sad about that because really this shawl is one of my favorites to wear and that means many people haven’t gotten the chance to make it since it was too confusing especially for a beginner.  The following are my step by step notes for following the pattern and video to help clarify; including timestamps and stop notes.  I hope this helps you today.  I know when I started going back to look even I was disappointed and confused; so I had to re-learn my own pattern.  Thank you everyone for understanding.  I hope you enjoy this beautiful loom knit Triangle Picot shawl worked on the bias. -Kristen

The Picot shawl is created on the bias so it is not a regular triangle. You need to know a few basic things before I map this out below with timestamps jumping back and forth to clear up confusion from the main video instructions (and see linked pattern in description too please). The picots are along the cast on edge, then created every other row for the side edge which actually builds in twice as many on this edge, then the 3rd edge is forms during the bind off stage.

1. The main pattern works a purl row from right to left and a knit row of e-wrap knit from left to right (as shown in pattern. If you want to make with opposite hand feel free but instructions here reflect as in video).

2. The pattern uses a “short row method” that keeps repeating over and over and you purl and e-wrap less pegs each row later. One peg will get a holding stitch on it and a garter ridge gets made (a row of knits followed by a row of purls). So when you get back to this holding peg (HS or half stitch) you don’t do anything to it at all and make a new holding peg by wrapping with the HS and starting the garter ridge process again. The following steps will walk you through the main pattern after casting on to the 165th peg.

3. All of the main cast on slowly progresses right to left in casting on a picot onto every other peg. Cast on first picot only 00:04:25 , Bind off 2 00:05:15 , Completed 1st picot and Cable cast on 4 for standard picot style 00:06:10 to 00:07:58. Bind off 2 00:07:58 to 00:08:42. Repeat steps from min 00:06:10 to 00:09:44 until final picot at 165.

4. Once the 165th peg has a picot you are ready to begin “Row 1”

5. Row 1: Slip (do not work) this beginning peg (peg 165). Purl all remaining pegs; including peg 1. Timestamp 00:17:59 to 00:18:20 STOP VIDEO and go to step 6.

6. Row 2: Make a HS (Half Stitch) onto peg 1. This moves the working yarn around the back left of peg 1 and around to the front of peg 1 to the right. Now move yarn to the back and you are in position to begin e-wrap knitting the remaining pegs to peg 165. (See timestamp 00:18:20 until 00:18:31 to see how it is done. STOP VIDEO and go to step 7; the video is showing the demo much father down after several repeats of rows 1 & 2 have been made with the short row method you are about to start working.)

7. Continuing Row 2: E-wrap knit all remaining pegs after the HS (Half Stitch). Timestamp 00:18:31 to 00:18:50 STOP VIDEO. In the video I show leaving the e-wrap in place without working the stitch (lifting up and over) so then I work that stitch right before I purl an individual stitch on the next row as a shortcut tie saver (I’ve shown the shortcut in another video before). E-wrap all stitches until peg 1 and knit over peg 1. STOP. do NOT purl yet. Go to step 8.

8. MAKE an edge PICOT at the end of Row 2 (side is the side edge of your triangle: Now jump to Timestamp 00:09:49 to 00:14:20 to see this: Cable CO (Cast on) 3, BO (Bind off) 3 to form picot. STOP when picot is made and go to step 9.
[I like to have 3 st markers on pegs 166-168 to show where picots need to be added on even numbered rows. For less picots on edging only, add picots every 4th row. As the pattern reads, this edge will be fuller than the cast on picots to give it a ruffled look when draped.]

9. Repeat Row 1: Slip peg 1 and purl all remaining stitches until the peg before the last HS. SO you lift up and over to knit off the previous E-wrap Knit (EWK) and Purl that same peg. Then do the next one until you get to the HS and STOP.

10. Repeat Row 2: Use steps 6-8 to form row 2. The rows will get faster and faster forming your “short rows” until your last HS is at peg 164. “Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until last HS is at peg 164 & ending on row Row 2. This row will be HS 1, EW 1.”

11. See Timestamp 00:18:50 for the rest of the way on the pattern.



Tuesday 5th of April 2022

Can this be done on kb 1/2 inch loom The flexee one?


Wednesday 11th of April 2018

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Wednesday 11th of April 2018

I love everything u do