Nov 072012


The first in a series of small shawls exploring non-traditional shaping with short rows, Triangulate is a one-skein garter shawl composed of triangles with a chevron border, and designed to show off the colors of a variegated skein, using simple stitches and beautiful yarn. The central triangle begins with a provisional CO at the center, and is knit outwards in two halves using short rows. The wide edging is knit continuously from the live stitches with no picking up necessary, and may be made narrower or wider to accommodate varying yardages. The unusual construction results in a deceptively simple shape that is easy yet interesting to knit, and versatile to wear.

Techniques & Skills Used: provisional CO,knit,increasing,short rows.

Size: one size, approximately 58” wingspan and 19” depth from top edge to bottom point.

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Sock (100% superwash merino, 440 yards); 1 skein, shown in Archangel.

Other Materials: US 6 40” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Scrap yarn for provisional CO; Markers (2);Yarn needle.

Gauge: 18 st and 40 rows/4″ in garter stitch, after blocking. The triangular center and the edging may have different gauges once blocked, depending on whether the shawl is stretched longer or wider. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

See it on Ravelry, to read more or purchase the pattern.     

Triangulate back view Triangulate pensive pose Triangulate back view with leaves

Triangulate flat Triangulate shawl