Oaklet Shawl by Megan Goodacre

Oaklet Shawl

May 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
380 - 400 yards (347 - 366 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Oaklet is small triangular shawl with an easy lacy border, the Oaklet is a pretty little accessory that you can wear around your neck or across your shoulders. In the size shown, Oaklet uses about one skein of fingering weight yarn. It’s worked on relatively large needles for extra drape, and the pattern is easy to modify.

Finished measurements
48 inches wide x 20 inches at the point (blocked)

Want to learn more techniques for knitting triangular shawls?
Due to the popularity of Oaklet and the enthusiastic questions I’ve received about how to knit top-down triangular shawls, I made a 16 page booklet that walks you through all of the ins and outs of triangular shawls.

In the booklet, you’ll receive 2 patterns

  • Garter Stitch Ridge shawl
  • New Oaklet shawl

You’ll also receive illustrated step by step instructions:

  • starting with or without a garter stitch tab
  • how to make a garter stitch tab provisional cast on
  • how to read a knitting chart
  • shaping a top down shawl
  • working a stretchy bind off
  • how to calculate yarn requirements
  • charts to designing your own shawl
  • how to wet blocking

While the Oaklet shawl will always be a free pattern, the shawl booklet is available for purchase here on Ravelry or on my website.

Correction to Oaklet July 16, 2011: (Page 2) To make a larger shawl, increase the number of reps by multiples of 4.