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Nanaof6 12-20-2008 12:31 AM

Looking For Easy Triangle Shawl beginner level
I have some alpaca and would like to make a shawl. I have never done lace but if I could find an easy pattern I would give it a try.I have ten skeins each aprox.118 yards. Would that be enough to make a shawl?

Any ideas?

this something I'd like to one day make. But this doesn't look like something for a beginner.

suzeeq 12-20-2008 12:49 AM

That would be enough for most shawls. The Feather and Fan pattern is fairly easy - 1 pattern row out of 4, the others are either knit or purl rows. It can be done in a triangle - - or rectangle - and

There's several shawls on the Lion Brand site, like this one - and many more. There are tons of patterns at and at

Any of them can be made in any weight yarn, usually you use a needle about 3-4 sizes larger than you would normally knit it with.

Mirl56 12-20-2008 08:36 AM
Here's another place with lots of patterns listed.

kayeknit 12-20-2008 08:47 AM

I just finished the Lion Brand "Easy Triangle Shawl" ... below is the link to the post if you'd like to see it. I think it would work with your yarn beautifully, and the pattern was pretty straightforward.

Nanaof6 12-20-2008 07:51 PM

kayeknit I went and saw your shawl, it's so beautiful. So, you think a beginner could make that ? Can you share the pattern or give me a link to the pattern?

suzeeq 12-20-2008 09:16 PM

I believe it's this one - - but you need to sign up.

Nanaof6 12-22-2008 03:14 AM

if I go with the Diagonal Dishcloth pattern , what size needles would I use ? My yarn that I am using is alpaca and the label doesn't give any gauge or needle size ,just that it is 118 yards,50grs, 0.110lbs. It's Peru4less 100% alpaca.

I tried size 13 , but it seems very loose.Will it work on that size? Or do I need smaller needles?

suzeeq 12-22-2008 12:37 PM

Googling the yarn (always an idea when you don't know anything about one) turns up that the label gauge would be on size 7s, so you could go up to a 9 or 10.

kayeknit 12-23-2008 08:44 AM


Originally Posted by Nanaof6 (Post 1185538)
kayeknit I went and saw your shawl, it's so beautiful. So, you think a beginner could make that ? Can you share the pattern or give me a link to the pattern?

That is the correct link above, and yes, you do need to sign up, but it is free. I definitely think a beginner can make this shawl. You just need to concentrate carefully on the pattern (especially the increases/decreases...they're not difficult, they just require concentration). It helped me to count after every row to make sure I always had equal number of stitches on each side of the stitch marker. Good luck!!

DonnaPotter 04-13-2013 11:40 AM

Easy knitting shawl pattern and I have posted questions in the question section if you run in to any trouble as I did
Hi I am currently work on my first shawl that is a pretty lace pattern. It's called splendid triangle shawl pattern 80982AD link:http:/ Good luck if you try I've seen this in person and its lovely. Many colors to pick from...I used a color desert.donna potter

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