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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Valis' Triangle Shawl
This is my first pattern. Triangle shawl in garter stitch with rouching ruffle.
It has alternate ideas especially for a beginning knitter. The ruffle drapes nicely.

The photos show how the shawl collars nicely.
You can see the front and back view.

Valis' Triangle Shawl

  • Worsted weight yarn-I Love this Yarn Stripes (Sugarplum) 1 skein= 250 yds. Total of 2 skeins/500 yds. 
  • 1-10.5/24 inch- 29 inch circular needle which yields 7 stitches/12 rows in 2 inch swatch.
  • Stitching back and forth to hold all stitches.
  • 1 tapestry needle to weave any ends.
  • 1 pr of scissors

  • From point to width: 30 inches each side.
  • Wide base: 36 inches.
  • Ruffle rouching is 2 inches thick.
  • Final ruffle is 47 inches wide.

The Pattern:
Starting at the point:
  • Cast on 1 stitch. Knit this stitch and turn. (1)
  • Knit one in front and back and turn. (k1f/b) (2)
  • Knit first stitch in the front and back and knit to the end and turn. (3)
  • Knit first stitch in the front and back and knit to the end and turn and continue until there are 135 stitches.
Begin the ruffle:
  • Knit one and yo to the end and turn. (270)
  • Knit the next row and turn. (270)
  • Knit 1 stitch and knit again in the same stitch which elongates the stitch (not a k1f/b). 
  • Refer to video on youtube.Turn.(270)
  • Repeat 3 rows like this.
  • (If too confusing, you may  use the drop stitch method)
  • Or just knit the next 4-6 rows to make a 2 inch ( or wider) ruffle
Bind off instruction: 
  • Knit one stitch, then knit the next 2 stitches together  which becomes one stitch. 
  • Now, knit the first and knit 2 together stitch you just did. 
  • Continue this bind off to the end. 
  • Basically, it is a knit 2 together bind off.
  • (If too confusing, just do a simple bind off of your choice :)

Let this pattern be a journey and use your own stitches. It's all fun to make.
Happy knitting, Valis