Can I tell you a secret? Until recently I had never made an honest to goodness triangle shawl. Crazy, right? I also have an obvious passion for cardigans soooo this lead me to design my very first shawl cardigan (aka “shawligan”), a fringed triangle shawl with sleeves crochet pattern; the It’s Shawl Good Cardigan! Oh, so punny!
It’s Shawl Good Cardigan
I have an affinity for lightweight, flowy tops that we can wear over a tank top, to dress up an otherwise boring shirt for work, or to a nice dinner, etc. When looking for these types of tops, I look for nice, flowy sleeves. I also look for the option to close said top, and who doesn’t love fringe?! Okay, okay, the fringe is optional, but… FRINGE!
And the child sizes are free!
Here it is open and shawl-like…
And here it is closed using the hook & eye closure…
I had no less than TEN testers for this pattern, all ranging in size and experience. I simply could not offer my premium patterns with confidence without them. A HUGE shout out to my awesome testers!!
Triangle shawl with Fringe
There are FOUR adult sizes to this pattern: small, medium, large, and venti.
Small (up to size 8)
Medium (up to size 16)
Large (up to 3XL)
Venti (up to 6XL)
Get the pattern on Ravlery here.
This pattern requires remarkably little yarn. We are looking to use a nice, heavy, but LIGHTWEIGHT, size yarn; we want a nice drape, which the heavier yarn provides, but in a yarn thickness that is on the thinner side. Suggested yarns for this pattern include:
Sugarwheel Cotton Cakes
*Granny’s Recipe colorway pictured
I was also considering making one using Caron Simply Soft, since it is a thin but heavier size 4 yarn, to see how it works up, or maybe even Caron Big Cakes. Whichever yarn you choose, here’s about how much yarn you’ll need:
Size S – (up to size 8) – approx. 825 yards w/fringe
Size M – (up to size 16) – approx. 850 yards w/fringe
Size L – (up to 3XL) – approx. 1000 yards w/fringe
I made this one with long sleeves using Red Heart It’s a Wrap Rainbow yarn in “Couture” colorway. It is a little on this thin side for this pattern, but I love it. I used ONE cake for the body, then I color controlled the sleeves (here’s a tutorial for color controlling).
In this triangle shawl pattern I have decided to try something NEW! I have highlighted the parts of the pattern that may require more attention using RED font. Please let me know if this is something you find helpful when making yours.
I love the drape, the coverage, and the feel of the fabric. This may just be my favorite pattern to date!
Get the pattern on Ravlery here. Thank you for your support!
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