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Triangles within Triangles Shawl
HeartStrings knitting pattern #A63
A simple triangular shawl that starts with just a few stitches at the center neckline, and increases in pattern to create the triangle shape. Since the knitting is stockinette stitch-based, this design uses a rate of increase that is slightly more than the typical every-other-row rate so that the resulting shape retains a pleasing width-to-length ratio.
The main pattern alternates a solid triangle with a lacy triangle. A coordinating edging is used to bind off, as well as create a pretty triangle-shaped finish to the outer edge of the shawl.
For a 36" deep by 72" wide shawl in fingering weight yarn, plan for approximately 1200 yards at 4½ stitches/inch over pattern on size US 7 / 4.5 mm needles suggested. Shown above in Haneke fingering-weight alpaca, color melange lilac. Easily adjusts to other sizes by knitting to length desired, and other weights of yarn with corresponding adjustment in needle size and yardage. Includes both charted and written pattern stitch instructions.
Carolyn Jones writes ...
I just finished making the triangle shawl and wanted to thank you for your creative pattern. It worked very well for me and I wanted you to know that the pattern directions were perfect! Your notes and simple written instructions were great.
Congratulations to Sue V for her Grand Champion win at the Western Washington Fair with the Triangles within Triangles Shawl that she knitted. For more about this, visit Sue's blog.
Create your own customized look with HeartStrings shawl designs by knitting to any size and using your choice of yarn, such as this shawlette version knitted in Heritage Yarns 70% rayon/30% cotton, colorway Spring at Rocky Springs.
As worn: Front,
Here are more pictures of the Triangles within Triangles Shawl knitted by students of the #K154 Triangular Lace Shawl on-line class led by Jackie E-S at Needlecraft University. Aren't they all beautiful?! Visit the Needlecraft University website if interested in signing up for this class, or seeing other classes that are offered.
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