Triangulate by Jennifer Dassau


November 2012
Light Fingering ?
18 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 440 yards (366 - 402 m)
one size, with instructions for varying yardage
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The first in a series of shawls exploring nontraditional shaping with short rows, available individually or as part of the Five Short Row Shawls collection.

Triangulate is a one-skein garter shawl composed of triangles with a chevron border. It is 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.

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Sock (100% superwash merino, 440 yards/100g); 1 skein, shown in Archangel. Sample used approximately 400 yards of light fingering weight yarn.

Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 40” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Scrap yarn for provisional CO; Markers (2); Yarn needle.

Thank you to my lovely test knitters and my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.

For questions or to show off your shawl, please visit my Ravelry group The Knitting Vortex.