How to Knit the Garter Stitch Tab Cast On for Triangular Shawls

How to Knit the Garter Stitch Tab Cast On for Triangular Shawls

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the garter stitch tab cast on for triangular shawls. This technique that is used to start any triangular shawls.

Materials Used in this Tutorial


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Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

A Pair of Knitting Needles


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Pattern Instructions

Skill: Intermediate
Cast On: 3 sts

  1. Step 1

    Knit 6 rows. This should give you 3 ridges which we will work into next.

  2. Step 2

    Turn your work 90 degrees clockwise and pick up one stitch in each of the garter ridges that you created. Insert your working needle in the edge of the garter ridge and knit into the stitch.

  3. Step 3

    Turn your work again 90 degrees clockwise and pick up three stitches along the edge. They may be a little difficult to see. You should now have 9 stitches.

  4. Note

    You can make your garter stitch edge wider by increasing the number of cast on stitches. Just add an additional two rows of knitting in step 1 for each additional stitch cast on.

Swatch Photos

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