Friday, March 14, 2014

Tons of Triangles Cowl

Tons of Triangles Cowl

As promised, the yarns from the Field of Tulips Cowl are making a reappearance (and yes, that means that those three skeins will get you both of these cowls, plus whatever I decide to make with the leftover reddish one). And for this pattern, I mixed a slipped stitch triangle pattern with an overall triangle theme for an effect that's a bit tribal and of a larger size (when folded in half, which is how I blocked it for the crease effect, the piece measures about 15" along the neck and 20" along the bottom). Overall, it's also a pretty striking knit, and reasonably fun to make as well.

Oh, the triangles!
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Sierra (80% Pima Cotton, 20% Merino Wool; 191 yards [175 meters]/100 grams); #03 Vanilla - one skein (color A), #21 Royal Blue - one skein (color B)

Needles: One 24" circular needle in size 8

Notions: Tapestry needle, three stitch markers

Gauge: 18 stitches = 4 inches

Using color A, cast on 166 stitches, place marker, and join in round. K63, place marker, k40, place another marker, and knit until the end of the round. Then, we'll knit one set-up row, which goes as follows:

Set-up Row: using color A, p2, * k2, p1; rep from * until you are one stitch before first marker, p1; then, slip marker, and knit until second marker, slip marker, and then p2, * k2, p1 * until you are one stitch before end of round, p1

And now, let's move on to the main pattern, which is a combination of Chain of Triangles from page 100 of Barbara G. Walker's A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns and another slipped stitch pattern. So let's keep going!

Row 1: using color B, k1, kfb, * slip 1, k3, slip 1, (k1, p1, k1) into next stitch * until you're 7 stitches before first marker, slip 1, k3, slip 1, kfb, k1; then, slip marker, slip 1, knit until you're one stitch before next marker, slip 1, slip marker; finally, k1, kfb, * slip 1, k3, slip 1, (k1, p1, k1) into next stitch * until you're 7 stitches before end of round, slip 1, k3, slip 1, kfb, k1

Row 2: using color B, k3, * slip 1, k3 * until you reach first marker, then, slip marker, slip 1, ssk, knit until you're three stitches before next marker, k2tog, slip 1, slip marker; finally, k3, * slip 1, k3 * until end of round

Row 3: using color A, k3, * ssk, slip 1, k2tog, k3 * until you reach first marker, slip marker, k1, slip 2, and knit until end of second marker; then, slip marker, k3, and * ssk, slip 1, k2tog, k3 * until the end of the round

Row 4: using color A, p3, * k1, slip 1, k1, p3 * until you reach first marker, slip marker, k1, slip 2, p2tog, purl until you're three stitches before second marker, p2tog, k1; then, slip marker, p3, * k1, slip 1, k1, p3 * until end of round

Row 5: using color B, k2, kfb, * (slip 1, knit 1) twice, (k1, p1, k1) in next stitch, k1 * until you're six stitches before first marker, slip 1, k1, slip 1, kfb, k2, slip marker, slip 1, knit until you have one stitch before second marker, slip 1, and slip marker; then, k2, kfb, * (slip 1, knit 1) twice, (k1, p1, k1) in next stitch, k1 * until you're six stitches before end of round, slip 1, k1, slip 1, kfb, k2

Row 6: using color B, k4, * slip 1, k1, slip 1, k5 *, ending your last repeat before first marker k4 instead; then, slip marker, slip 1, ssk, knit until you're three stitches before next marker, k2tog, slip 1, slip marker; finally, k4, * slip 1, k1, slip 1, k5 *, ending your last repeat k4

Row 7: using color A, k4, * slip 1-k2tog-psso, k5 *, ending your last repeat before first marker k4 instead; then, slip marker, knit until you have three stitches left before your second marker, slip 2, k1, and slip marker; then, k4, * slip 1-k2tog-psso, k5 *, ending your last repeat before end of round k4

Row 8: using color A, p2, * k2, p1 * until you are one stitch before first marker, p1; then, slip marker, k1, p2tog, purl until you have five stitches left before your second marker, p2tog, slip 2, k1, and slip marker; then, p2, * k2, p1 * until you are one stitch before end of round, p1

Knit rows 1 - 8 three times, and then knit rows 1 - 7 once more. Then, we're going to replace row 8 with the following transition row:

Transition row: using color A, p2, * k2, p1 * until you are one stitch before first marker, k1; then, remove first marker, slip1-k2tog-psso, slip2-k2tog-p2sso, k3tog, remove second marker; finally, k1, p1 * k2, p1 * until you are one stitch before end of round, p1

And now we'll be knitting just the triangle pattern around, or in knitting terms:

Row 1: using color B, k1, kfb, * slip 1, k3, slip 1, (k1, p1, k1) into next stitch * until you're 7 stitches before the end of the round, slip 1, k3, slip 1, kfb, k1

Row 2: using color B, k3, * slip 1, k3 *

Row 3: using color A, k3, * ssk, slip 1, k2tog, k3 *

Row 4: using color A, p3, * k1, slip 1, k1, p3 *

Row 5: using color B, k2, kfb, * (slip 1, knit 1) twice, (k1, p1, k1) in next stitch, k1 * until you're six stitches before the end of the round, slip 1, k1, slip 1, kfb, k2

Row 6: using color B, k4, * slip 1, k1, slip 1, k5 *, ending your last repeat before the end of the round k4 instead

Row 7: using color A, k4, * slip 1-k2tog-psso, k5 *, ending your last repeat before the end of the round k4 instead

Row 8: using color A, p2, * k2, p1 * until you are one stitch before the end of the round, p1

Knit rows 1 - 8 twice through, and then bind off loosely, purling the purl stitches and knitting the knit stitches. Tuck in ends and block to prevent from curling.



The back. Of course.
The triangle pattern at the bottom.

2 comments:

  1. Oh what a beautiful project, Im going to knit this!

    Thankyou so much for sharing I love your projects xxx

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad to hear you like it; I thought this one turned out nicely. And please, if you're ever knitting any of my patterns and have questions, let me know. I'm always happy to help :)

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