### Shawl Geometry: 3/4 Square

*This is the fifteenth post in a series about different shawl shapes and how to knit them. All the posts in the series can be found right here.*

# 3/4 Square from the top down

This variation on the Square Knit in the Round is simply three of the four quarters needed to shape a full square.

The 3/4 Square shawl fits and drapes in a way that is quite unique to its shape. It doesn’t hug the shoulders in the same way squares or circles with slits do, or in the same way semi-circular shawls do. However, it does sit nicely. And because of that “missing” quarter it sits on the shoulders in a very open manner.

### Knitting Instructions

CO 9sts.

{4 border sts + 3 sections + 2 spines}

R1: k2, (pm, yo, k1, yo, pm, k1) 3 times, k1.

R2: purl across.

R3: k2, (sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k1) 3 times, k1.

R4: purl across.

Rep R3&4 to desired dimensions.

Bind off loosely.

# 3/4 Square from the bottom up

### Calculating your cast on

Determine your final gauge, and desired depth.

[Row gauge] x [desired depth] = [# of rows]

[# of rows] / 2 = [# of dec rows]

[# of dec rows] x [6sts decreased per dec row] = [# of sts decreased]

*Make sure this number is divisible by 6.*

[# of sts decreased] = [# of sts to CO]

### Calculating your stitch marker placement

[# of sts to CO] / [3 shawl sections] = [# of sts in one section aka Y]

### Knitting Instructions

CO [# of sts to CO].

R1: (ssk, kY minus four, k2tog, pm) 2 times, ssk, kY minus four, k2tog.

R2: purl across.

R3: (ssk, k to 2sts before marker, k2tog, sm) 2 times, ssk, k to last 2sts, k2tog.

R4: purl across. Rep R3&4 to 6sts.

Bind off loosely.

#### The previous post: Wedge Circles with a Slit

The next post: 1/2 Circles

### Shawl Geometry: Wedge Circle with a Slit

*This is the fourteenth post in a series about different shawl shapes and how to knit them. All the posts in the series can be found right here.*

# Wedge Circle with a Slit from the center out

Just like you can work a Square with a Slit, you can also work the Wedge Circle with a Slit. You work all the same shaping and patterning as the full Wedge Circle, but worked at in rows, rather than in the round.

### Knitting Instructions

CO 12sts.

{4 border sts + 8 sections}

R1: k2, (pm, yo, k1) 8 times, k2.

R2: purl across.

R3: k2, (sm, yo, k to marker) 8 times, k2.

R4: purl across.

Rep R3&4 to desired dimensions.

Bind off loosely.

# Wedge Circle with a Slit from the hem in

### Calculating your cast on

Determine your final gauge and the desired radius of your shawl.

*The radius is half the width of your final shawl, or the length from the center of your shawl to the edge.*

[Row gauge] x [desired radius] = [# of rows]

[# of rows] / 2 = [# of dec rows]

[# of dec rows] x [8sts decreased per dec row] = [# of sts decreased]

*Make sure this number is divisible by 8.*

[# of sts decreased] = [# of sts to CO]

### Calculating your stitch marker placement

[# of sts to CO] / [8 shawl sections] = [# of sts in one section aka Y]

### Knitting Instructions

CO [# of sts to CO].

R1: (pm, ssk, kY minus two) 8 times.

R2: purl across.

R3: (sm, ssk, k to marker) 8 times.

R4: purl across.

Rep R3&4 to 8sts.

Bind off loosely.

#### The previous post: Squares with a Diagonal Slit

The next post: 3/4 Square

### Shawl Geometry: Square with a Diagonal Slit

*This is the thirteenth post in a series about different shawl shapes and how to knit them. All the posts in the series can be found right here.*

# Square with a Diagonal Slit from the center out

The Square with a Diagonal Slit is a variation on the Square Knit in the Round. Instead of being knit in the round, the Square with a Diagonal Slit is worked flat, with the “slit” splitting one pair of increases (or decreases).

This shawl shape sits sort of like a cape. It rests easily on your shoulders and doesn’t slide around. Plus, no need to fold your square in half, hiding part of your pattern.

### Knitting Instructions

CO 11sts.

{4 border sts + 4 sections + 3 spines}

R1: k2, (pm, yo, k1, yo, pm, k1) 4 times, k1.

R2: purl across.

R3: k2, (sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k1) 4 times, k1.

R4: purl across.

Rep R3&4 to desired dimensions.

Bind off loosely.

# Square with a Diagonal Slit from the hem in

Like many other shawl shapes, the Square with a Diagonal Slit can also be worked from the center out, and from the hem in.

### Calculating your cast on

Determine your final gauge, and the desired width of your square.

[Desired width] / 2 = [width from CO to BO]

[Width from CO to BO] x [row gauge] = [# of rows]

[# of rows] / 2 = [# of dec rows]

[# of dec rows] x [8sts decreased per dec row] = [# of sts decreased]

*Make sure this number is divisible by 8.*

[# of sts decreased] = [# of sts to CO]

[# of sts to CO] / [4 shawl sections] = [# of sts in one section aka Y]

### Knitting Instructions

CO [# of sts to CO].

R1: (pm, ssk, kY minus four, k2tog) 4 times.

R2: purl across.

R3: (sm, ssk, k to 2sts before marker, k2tog) 4 times.

R4: purl across.

Rep R3&4 to 8sts.

Bind off loosely.

#### The previous post: Rectangles

The next post: Circles with a Slit