Friday, October 25, 2013

Triangle Scarf: Scarves For Christmas

Let me start off by saying that someone out there may have already come up with this pattern. I was looking for something simple but cool for my 8 year old niece L.G. 

What I decided to do was basically a stockinette stitch but with a twist. I started my first row with a purl stitch, alternating my one stitch each row to form a zigzag pattern for my triangles. Below is the pattern I used. Just keep rotating through the first and second triangle. I also alternated shade of pink for the scarf.


First Triangle:
P K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K
K P K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K
K K P K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K
K K K P K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K
K K K K P K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K
K K K K K P K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K
K K K K K K P K K K K K K K K K K K K K K
K K K K K K K P K K K K K K K K K K K K K
K K K K K K K K P K K K K K K K K K K K K
K K K K K K K K K P K K K K K K K K K K K 
K K K K K K K K K K P K K K K K K K K K K
K K K K K K K K K K K P K K K K K K K K K
K K K K K K K K K K K K P K K K K K K K K
K K K K K K K K K K K K K P K K K K K K K
K K K K K K K K K K K K K K P K K K K K K 
K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K P K K K K K
K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K P K K K K
K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K P K K K
K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K P K K
K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K P K
K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K P

Second Triangle:
K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K P K
K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K P K K
K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K P K K K
K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K P K K K K
K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K P K K K K K
K K K K K K K K K K K K K K P K K K K K K
K K K K K K K K K K K K K P K K K K K K K
K K K K K K K K K K K K P K K K K K K K K
K K K K K K K K K K K P K K K K K K K K K
K K K K K K K K K K P K K K K K K K K K K
K K K K K K K K K P K K K K K K K K K K K
K K K K K K K K P K K K K K K K K K K K K
K K K K K K K P K K K K K K K K K K K K K
K K K K K K P K K K K K K K K K K K K K K
K K K K K P K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K
K K K K P K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K
K K K P K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K
K K P K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K
K P K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K
P K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K K

 I found a knit trim on pinterest  (because who doesn't need fun ends on a scarf?!) from Lions Brand of triangles that I thought would go perfectly.

Put a slip knot on needle.


1st row (RS) Kfb. 2 sts.
Kfb = Knit Front and Back

2nd row Kfb, k 1. 3 sts.

3rd row Kfb, k 2. 4 sts.

4th row Kfb, k 3. 5 sts.

Continue to increase one st at the beginning of every row until there are 7 sts. Break the yarn and leave sts on a spare needle. Make the required number of points without breaking the yarn after the last one. Next row K 7 sts of last point, with RS facing k each set of 7sts in turn. 

Work 2 rows garter stitch. Bind off. I added one extra stitch in the middle to make a total of 15 stitches because my scarf is 15 stitches wide.

With knitting in stockinette stitch the edges curl unless you do a border in a different stitch.
You can also steam the knit item and let it dry flat.



Once dry all that's left is to attach the knit trim to the ends of the scarf.
I used the yarn tail that was left to attach the knit trim triangles.

One more scarf done and many more to go :)

A close up view.

Happy Crafting!