Triangulum by Michelle Miller


by Michelle Miller
December 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
415 - 420 yards (379 - 384 m)
One size
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Triangle man,
Triangle man,
Triangle man hits particle man.
They have a fight -- triangle wins,
Triangle man.

--They Might Be Giants

This shawl was written as a companion for a piece I wrote on triangular construction. The simple construction showcases the magic of handpainted yarns and is fun to knit.

Triangulum is worked from side to side increasing to the center point where the decreases begin. The method of increasing and decreasing produces a versatile asymmetrical triangular shawlette. The pattern can be modified easily for larger or smaller sizes by adding or removing increases to the center point.

US 10.5 /6.5 mm straight or circular needles, or size needed to get gauge.

Main Color Mountain Colors Bearfoot40% Mohair, 60% Wool; 350 y/ 320 m per 100g skein, 14wpi; color: Goldrush; 1 skein.
Contrast Color
Mountain Colors Bearfoot 40% Mohair, 60% Wool; 350 y/ 320 m per 100g skein, 14wpi; color: Lupine; 1 skein. Total Yardage Requirement 420 yards/384 meters.

14 sts/18 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch

Pattern Measurements
Width: 56 inches
Length: 14 inches