Florin Triangle by Leila Raven

Florin Triangle

April 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Main Body pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
784 yards (717 m)
68" width along top edge, 27" center spine height
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A top-down triangular shawl worked up in 2 skeins of Baah! La Jolla fingering-weight yarn, Florin begins at the center top point with a garter tab and is worked top down, with 6 increases every 2 rows for a wider wingspan than traditional triangular knit shawls.

The triangle begins with a simple eyelet and garter ridge pattern in the main body to the border, where lateral braids are worked within an updated shale lace motif, ending with a simple bind-off on the wrong side.

Instructions are given in both chart and written form.

Additional instructions are also provided for how to modify the Border section if you’d like to work a different number of Main Body repeats than specified in the original pattern, allowing you to customize your shawl to your preferences.

Difficulty: Adventurous beginner!

Techniques used:

  • provisional crochet cast-on (optional; Long Tail CO may be used)
  • make-1 increases at the center spine on the RS
  • yarn-over increases at the outer edges on both RS and WS
  • Lateral (aka Vikkel or Estonian) braids (link to youtube video tutorial provided)
  • K4tog and SSSSK decreases in the lace border

Pattern Specs:

784 yards fingering weight wool yarn: Baah! Yarns La Jolla (100g/3.53 oz, 400 yds/366m); 2 skeins in Masala

19 stitches and 27 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in main body pattern, after lace-blocking

One 32” or longer circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge Suggested Size: US 7 (4.5 mm)

68” across top edge, 27” center spine

2 stitch markers, 4.5mm crochet hook (for provisional cast-on), blunt tapestry needle, T-pins, blocking wires (optional, but recommended for a neat top edge)