HeartStrings FiberArts
Inspiration & Patterns for Wearable Art in Timeless Styles
Gallery Catalog Resources Places to Buy Meet Jackie E-S

Get News & Specials
Sign up for free


The Pattern Collections
Easy Knitting
Faroese Shawls
Other Shawl Shapes
Sweaters & Vests
Socks & Fun Footwear
For the Hands
Neck & Up Coverings
For the Man
For Baby
Home Decor
Minis and Miscellany
Holidays & Seasons
Comfort Collection
I Hate to Purl
All Beaded Patterns
PDF Pattern Catalog
Patterns by Yarn Weight


Downloadable Patterns
Printed Patterns
Kits and Supplies


Newsletter Archive
Jackie's Blog
Free Gift

Want to help me with some of the costs of providing free educational resources? Every donation counts. Your donation, small or large, is very much appreciated. Thank you!

"Your patterns are just fabulous ... unique and yet based on tradition."
- Jennifer C.
"I just love the simplicity of your patterns and the complexity of their appearance."
- Maureen M.
"I enjoy your website. It is easy to use and full of information ..."
- Debby L.
"... I love Heartstrings patterns. They are clear and well presented and Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer, the designer, is just a lovely, inspiring woman - well worth supporting by the purchase of the pattern."
- Kimberly L.

Some Ways to Wear Triangle Shawls

Discover new ideas for ways to wear your triangular shawls
by Jackie E-S

Maybe you had not thought of some additional ways you can expand your shawl wardrobe just by wearing with a new look.

Here are some ideas using examples from the HeartStrings photo galleries:

Peggy's Shawl knitted by KyleAnne Williams in Crystal Palace Kid Merino Bobble Lace Flowers Triangle Shawl

Most often we probably think of wearing a triangle shawl in the traditional style as above. Simply lay the long edge across the back neck, with point hanging down symmetrically in back and tails hanging down to each side in front.

Elegantly Simple Triangle Shawl Beaded Lux Shoulder Shawl

A slight modification to the traditional look is to turn back the long edge along the neckline to effect a roll-collar style. This is especially pretty when the long edge is scalloped or pointed.

Ethereal Fichu

Or you can wear the shawl asymmetrically with the point to one side, and the tails flipped to back and front over the opposite shoulder.

Shawllow Tri Shawl Elegantly Simple Triangle Shawl worn upside down

Turn it upside down! This gives a totally different look. Give it a try -- I think you will like it.

Elegantly Simple Triangle Shawl worn upside down and tied in front Shallow Tri Shawl worn tied in front

If the tails are long enough, you can wear them tied in front (or not - your choice).

Shallow Sideways Tri Shawl Shallow Sideways Tri Shawl

Triangle shawls with very long tails compared to the length of the point (i.e. shallow) offer other wearing possibilities such as criss-cross wrapped in front and tied in back (left) or worn sideways at waste and tied (right).

This is just a start -- play around with your own ideas. Who says a triangle shawl can be only worn one way?!

Thank you for interest. I am here to serve you and help keep your knitting a pleasurable experience. If you have questions or need assistance with purchasing or knitting my HeartStrings patterns, let me know. Sincerely, Jackie E-S

Email address: jackie@heartstringsfiberarts.com
Phone: 678-262-6338 or 877-764-2747 (toll-free in US)
Postal address: HeartStrings, Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer, 53 Parlange Drive, Destrehan LA 70047-2133 USA

Meet Jackie E-S
What's New
As Seen In
Privacy Statement
Design Gallery
Easy Knitting
Lace Scarves/Stoles
Beaded Scarves
Faroese Shawls
Other Shawls
Sweaters & Vests
Socks & Fun Footwear
Wrist Warmers
Neck & Up Coverings
Other Goodies
Holidays & Seasons
Comfort Collection
Sock Journal
I Hate to Purl
All Beaded Patterns

Where to Buy Patterns
Downloadable Patterns
Online Classes

Popular Mini-Tutorials
Playing with Color
Using a Swift
Wraps per Inch
What is Blooming?
To Seam or Not?
Dealing with Ends?
The Lifeline
Blocking in Progress
Blocking Tips
Repairing a Disaster
Lever-Action Knitting
3R's of Knitting
Catalogs and Flyers
Newsletter Archive
Jackie E-S Blog
Articles & Tips
Link Banners
Pattern Index
Site Map
Search Site

Last revised Tuesday, 05-Mar-2013 21:46:48 CST