Freak Flags by Cecelia Campochiaro

Freak Flags

November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
700 yards (640 m)
36" [91.5cm] per 7 triangles, 5" [12.5cm] long
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Explore the subtle shifts that add up to rich textural effects in Field Guide No. 5: Sequences.

This project is purely about the pleasure of knitting up a bunch of triangles in different sequence-knitting patterns. These pennants or banners (or, as we lovingly refer to them, freak flags) let you see how sequence knitting behaves when increases or decreases are in the mix—and they provide the pleasure of knitting with hand-dyed yarn.

The pattern is written for a 7-triangle bunting where each triangle is a different stitch pattern and color. The bunting can be made longer by repeating triangles 1–7 for a total of 14 triangles (as we did for the bunting in our photos).

Charles Merino by Canon Hand Dyes 25 g mini-skeins, each approx 100 yds (91.5 m), 80% merino wool/20% nylon: 1 mini-skein in each of 7 colors
Note: One set of 7 mini-skeins is enough for at least 14 triangles.

One pair size US 3 (3.25 mm) needles, or size needed to achieve gauge
Two size US 3 (3.25 mm) double-pointed needles, for optional i-cord tie