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My son asked me if I could make him a triangle shaped scarf ‘like the ones you wear mum, but not so girly…’ Ever up for a challenge I created this cosy design – a top down triangular shawl with glorious garter stitch stripes and practical ties, essential for keeping the scarf in place during play! The Gap is formed by using reverse stocking stitch on the central stitch. It means the back of the shawl looks almost as good as the front (anyone with kids will know that reversible clothing is always a good thing!)

For kids you can use practical, machine washable yarns in their favourite colours but a ‘grown up’ version in hand dyed gradient, speckled or semi-solid yarn would look fabulous too!

My son, by the way, says its cool. And that’s good enough for me!!

Skills needed
basic stitches, beginner

Finished dimensions
wingspan including ties 170cm/67”
from centre top to point 38cm/15”

18sts x 24rows = 10cm/4” stocking stitch, worked flat on 5mm needles.

Yarn Requirements
MC approx 160m/175yds DK yarn.
CC approx 120m/131yds Chunky yarn.

I have used Stylecraft Special DK and Stylecraft Alpaca Chunky yarns as they are good value, hard wearing and machine washable (essential qualities for kids clothing in my opinion!) but any DK and chunky/bulky (or DK doubled up) will work well.


In an effort to make my patterns more accessible to all, a large print version of the pattern is included as a seperate download.
  • Print size: 24point
  • Font: Candara. Font colour: Black
  • Fully written instructions - no charts
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The price shown reflects the true value and best represents the amount of work it takes to produce the pattern from start to finish. This price supports me and my work and allows me to continue to create beautiful patterns for you to knit! To purchase the pattern at a price more accessible to you please use the codes below at checkout. The prices shown are what you will pay (plus any VAT that may be applicable in your area)
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