Arithmetic! Algebra! Geometry! Grandiose trinity! Luminous triangle! Whoever has not known you is without sense!
- Comte de Lautreamont
I’ve been a little bit obsessed with triangles this year. As 2011 was coming to a close, I wanted to do knit something simple, reversible, and versatile featuring my favorite shape.
This pattern consists of small knit and purl triangles, the knit triangles receding into the background, the purled triangles popping to the fore, creating a subtle texture. The equally subtle tones of the MadelineTosh Pashmina add a little extra depth shimmer to the fabric.
US 8 32” circular needles
2 skeins MadelineTosh Pashmina, held double
*or* any other yarn with a gauge of 19 sts/24 rows over 4”
With US 8 32” circular needles, and holding the MadelineTosh Pashmina yarn doubled, cast on 204 stitches.
Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist work, and place marker to indicate beginning of row.
Row 1: *Work stitches 1-12 (reading chart from right to left). Repeat from * 16 more times to the end of row.
Row 2: *Work stitches 1-12 (still reading chart from right to left). Repeat from * 16 more times to the end of row.
Continue knitting 12-stitch triangle pattern chart as above for rows 3-13.
You now have your first row of triangles!
Now repeat rows 1-13 five more times.
You now have 6 rows of 17 little triangles.
You’ll probably want to block it. I used my industrial clothes steamer because I was far too impatient for wet blocking.But just a warning: unblocked, it looks a bit like corrugated cardboard.
And I think it can be worn as a hat:
Or a wimple:
Ok, maybe the wimple looks a little silly.
My favorite way to wear it is still looped over on itself:
I'd like to wish everyone who celebrates a holiday around this time of year a chance to relax with some needles and yarn, and happy times with family and friends!