Knit Triangle Shawl – Polyantha Rose Garden

Lacy leaves, dotted with clusters of rosebuds and bordered by spectacular blooms. Step into the rose garden with the Polyantha Rose Garden triangle knit shawl. Wrap yourself in the generous layers of lace, perfect for a breezy, summer evening.

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Nurturing Fibres

At a conference last year, I met the wonderful folks from Good Loops Yarn. They gave me some of their Nurturing Fibres Supertwist Sock yarn for free to design this shawl. It’s a lusciously soft and smooth merino yarn that was a joy to work with. It was strong enough to handle being knit and ripped out at least 5 or 6 times as I changed my mind about the design. It’s also available in a wide variety of rich colors so you can find just the right shade! Both colors I chose have a lovely, subtle, tonal quality to them.

Nurturing fibers SuperTwist Sock yarn from Good Loops

Step into the Garden

Polyantha roses are small plants with tight clusters of blooms. Check out this great article on how to grow these fragrant roses!

The mesh stripes in this shawl reminded me of these types of roses. I picture a fragrant garden with clusters of miniature roses, bordered by a few larger blooms just around the edge.

Closeup of the Polyantha shawl showing border and edging detail

Polyantha Rose Garden

1 - Super fine (Fingering)
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Materials

  • Yarn: Nurturing Fibres SuperTwist Sock yarn – 100% merino wool, 350 yds / 100g per skein. (See gauge for note on quantity). 1 skein each of:
    • Cedar (green)
    • Odette (pink)
  • Needles: Size 4 / 3.5 mm circular knitting needles at least 32 inches long.
  • Notions:

Project Level

Complex: 2 lace patterns plus mesh, sideways border with 1 small short row section at the point.

Size

60 inches wide at top x 36 inches tall at center

Gauge

Before Blocking: 22 sts x 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch.

After Blocking: 18 sts x 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch.

This pattern uses nearly the entire skein of both colors – if your gauge is larger, you will need more yarn.

Abbreviations used

k = knit
p = purl
yo = yarn over
ssk = slip slip knit
k2tog = knit next 2 stitches together
sk2p = slip one, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over
st(s) = stitch(es)
RS = right side
WS = wrong side

Instructions

Garter Tab Cast on

With waste yarn, cast on 3

Rows 1-6: With green, k across

Row 7: K 3, pick up and knit 3 sts along side of rows, remove waste yarn from cast on and knit the 3 live stitches along along bottom of cast on. (9 sts)

Row 8: K5, place marker, k4.

Cast on completed – row count starts over for remainder of shawl. Slip markers as you come to them. On RS rows, center stitch is shown in bold. On rows 1 and 55, the center stitch is in the 2nd of the 3 repeats.

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Shawl

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Section 1

Row 1 (RS): k3, (yo, k1) 3 times, yo, place marker, k3. (13 sts)

All WS rows from 2-54: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 3: (K3, yo) twice, k1, (yo, k3) twice. (17 sts)

Row 5: K3, [yo, k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k1, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (21 sts)

Row 7: K3, [yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (25 sts)

Row 9: K3, [yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (29 sts)

Row 11: K3, [yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k1, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (33 sts)

Row 13: K3, [yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k 1, yo, ssk, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (37 sts)

Row 15: K3, [yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k 3, yo, ssk, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (41 sts)

Row 17: K3, [yo, k2tog, yo, k5, (yo, sk2p, yo, k 5) to 2 sts before marker, yo, ssk, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (45 sts)

Row 19: K3, [yo, k2, (yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1) to 1 st before marker, k1, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (49 sts)

Row 21: K3, [yo, k4, (yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3) to 1 st before marker, k1, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (53 sts)

Row 23: K3, [yo, k6, (yo, sk2p, yo, k5) to 1 st before marker, k1, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (57 sts)

Row 25: K3, [yo, k1, (yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1) to marker, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (61 sts)

Row 27: K3, [yo, k3, (yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3) to marker, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (65 sts)

Row 29: K3, [yo, k5, (yo, sk2p yo, k5) to marker, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (69 sts)

Row 31: K3, [yo, k5, (k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3) to 2 sts before marker, k2, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (73 sts)

Row 33: K3, [yo, k2, (yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3) to 7 sts before marker, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (77 sts)

Row 35: K3, [yo, k4, (yo, sk2p, yo, k5) to 7 sts before marker, yo, sk2p, yo, k4, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (81 sts)

Row 37: K3, [yo, k4, (k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3) to 1 st before marker, k1, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (85 sts)

Row 39: K3, [yo, k1, (yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3) to 6 sts before marker, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (89 sts)

Row 41: K3, [yo, k3, (yo, sk2p yo, k5) to 6 sts before marker, yo, sk2p yo, k3, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (93 sts)

Row 43: K3, [yo, k3, (k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3) to marker, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (97 sts)

Row 45: K3, [yo, k3, (k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1) to 2 sts before marker, k2, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (101 sts)

Row 47: K3, [yo, k2, (yo, sk2p, yo, k5) to 5 sts before marker, yo, sk2p, yo, k2, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (105 sts)

Row 49: K3, [yo, k2, (k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3) to 7 sts before marker, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (109 sts)

Row 51: K3, [yo, k2, (k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1) to 1 st before marker, k1, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (113 sts)

Row 53: K3, [yo, k1 (yo, sk2p, yo, k5) to 4 sts before marker, yo, sk2p, yo, k1, yo], k1, rep [ ], k 3. (117 sts)

On row 55, the center stitch is in the 2nd of the 3 repeats.

Row 55: With pink, K3, (yo, k2tog) to 1 st before marker, (yo, k1) 3 times (yo, k2tog) to last 3 sts, yo, k 3. (121 sts)

Row 56: K.

Rows 57-64: Repeat rows 55-56 4 times. (137 sts)

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Section 2:

Rows 65-102: With green, rep rows 17-54 (213 sts)

Rows 103-112: With pink, rep rows 55-64 (233 sts)

Section 3:

Rows 113 -138: With green, rep rows 17-42 (285 sts)

Shawl Chart

Because this chart is so wide, I have split it into 2 sections. RS rows are worked from the right to the left, and WS rows from the left to the right. Start at the edge, work to the center stitch, then continue on the other chart to the other edge.

Chart for Polyantha Rose Garden Shawl - Sections 1-3
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Border:

Row 139: With pink, k3, yo, k to marker, yo, k1, yo, k to marker, yo, k3. (289 sts)

All WS rows from 140-168: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 141: K3, yo, [k12, k2tog, yo, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, k8] 5 times, k6, yo, k1, yo, k6, [k8, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, yo, ssk, k12] 5 times, yo, k3. (293 sts)

Row 143: K3, yo, [k11, k2tog, yo, k7, (yo, ssk, k1) twice, k1] 5 times, k 8, yo, k1, yo, k8, [k2, (k2tog, yo, k1) twice, k6, yo, ssk, k11] 5 times, yo, k3. (297 sts)

Row 145: K3, yo, [k10, k2tog, yo, k9, (k1, yo, ssk) twice] 5 times, k10, yo, k1, yo, k10, [(k2tog, yo, k1) twice, k9, yo, ssk, k10] 5 times, yo, k3. (301 sts)

Row 147: K3, yo, k2, [k11, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k5, yo, ssk] 5 times, k10, yo, k1, yo, k10, [k2tog, yo, k5, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k11] 5 times, k2, yo, k3. (305 sts)

Row 149: K3, yo, k4, [k8, k2tog, yo, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k5, yo, ssk] 5 times, k10, yo, k1, yo, k10, [k2tog, yo, k5, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k3, yo, ssk, k8] 5 times, k4, yo, k3. (309 sts)

Row 151: K3, yo, k5, [k7, k2tog, yo, k2, (k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1) twice, k2, yo, ssk] 5 times, k11, yo, k1, yo, k11, [k2tog, yo, k2, (k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk) twice, k2, yo, ssk, k7] 5 times, k5, yo, k3. (313 sts)

Row 153: K3, yo, k5, [k7, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo] 5 times, k13, yo, k1, yo, k13, [yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k7] 5 times, k5, yo, k3. (317 sts)

Row 155: K3, yo, k6, [k7, k2tog, yo, k3, (yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1) twice, k1, k2tog, yo] 5 times, k14, yo, k1, yo, k14, [yo, ssk, k1, (k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo) twice, k3, yo, ssk, k7] 5 times, k6, yo, k3. (321 sts)

Row 157: K3, yo, k7, [k8, yo, ssk, k3, (yo, sk2p, yo, k3) twice, k2tog, yo] 5 times, k15, yo, k1, yo, k15, [yo, ssk, (k3, yo, sk2p, yo) twice, k3, k2tog, yo, k8] 5 times, k7, yo, k3. (325 sts)

Row 159: K3, yo, k7, [k10, yo, ssk, k4, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k4, k2tog, yo] 5 times, k17, yo, k1, yo, k17, [yo, ssk, k4, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k10] 5 times, k7, yo, k3. (329 sts)

Row 161: K3, yo, k7, [k12, (yo, ssk) twice, k2, yo, sk2p, yo, k2, (k2tog, yo) twice] 5 times, k19, yo, k1, yo, k19, [(yo, ssk) twice, k2, yo, sk2p, yo, k2, (k2tog, yo) twice, k12] 5 times, k7, yo, k3. (333 sts)

Row 163: K3, yo, k7, [k14, yo, ssk, k7, (k2tog, yo) twice] 5 times, k21, yo, k1, yo, k21, [(yo, ssk) twice, k7, k2tog, yo, k14] 5 times, k7, yo, k3. (337 sts)

Row 165: K3, yo, k5, [k19, yo, ssk, k4, k2tog, yo] 5 times, k25, yo, k1, yo, k25, [yo, ssk, k4, k2tog, yo, k19] 5 times, k5, yo, k3. (341 sts)

Row 167: K3, yo, k5, [k21, (ssk, yo) twice, k2tog, yo] 5 times, k27, yo, k1, yo, k27, [yo, ssk, (yo, k2tog) twice, k21] 5 times, k5, yo, k3. (345 sts)

Remember to work Row 168

Border Chart

Because this chart is so wide, I have split it into 2 sections. RS rows are worked from the right to the left, and WS rows from the left to the right. Start at the edge, work to the center stitch, then continue on the other chart to the other edge.

Polyantha Rose Garden Shawl chart - border
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Edging

Edging is worked sideways and connected to the shawl by a decrease on every RS row. Leave any remaining sts unworked at the end of every RS row. Remove markers as you come to them. When casting on and binding off, use a cable cast on and a basic knit bind off.

First half

Row 1 (RS): Cast on 3, k2, k2tog.

All WS rows from 2-338: K3.

Row 3: Cast on 8, bind off 8, k2, k2tog. (loop created)

Rows 5-11: K2, k2tog.

Row 13: Pick up 2 strands from end of loop and place it on your right needle. K1, pass the picked up strands over, k1, k2tog. (loop attached)

Rows 15-338: Rep rows 3-14 27 times.

There should now be 3 sts remaining before the center marker. Rows 343-346 are short rows – simply leave any remaining stitches unworked, there is no need to wrap and turn.

Center loop

Row 339: Cast on 12, bind off 12, k2, k2tog. (center loop created)

Row 340: K3

Row 341: K2, k2tog

Row 343-344: K1

Row 345-346: K2

Row 347: K2, k2tog

Row 348: K3

Row 349: K2, k2tog (this should connect to the center stitch of the shawl)

Row 350: K3

Rows 351-358: Rep rows 343-350

Row 359: Rep row 13.

Row 360: K3

2nd half

Rows 361-696: Rep rows 3-14 28 times.

Row 697: K2, k2tog (this should connect to the last stitch of the shawl)

Bind off remaining 3 sts.

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Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Wash and block. Blocking is critical to open up the lace.

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