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17 September 2008 @ 03:49 pm
Rainbow Triangle Kerchief  
Well.. it doesn't have to be rainbow yarn, but mine is.


I'm a beginner at knitting, and I'm attempting to figure out my notes here. Please comment below if you see a mistake. If you're a beginner, I've linked the stitch abbreviation "glossary" to youtube videos. If you need help in casting on and casting off, check out the rest of The Knit Witch's videos. In the comments on the one for SSK someone asked how it was different from k2tog, this kerchief is an excellent example, because I tried just k2tog first, and it looked all wrong. It's the way the decreases lean, one half looked nicely knit, the other half the stitches looked twisted.
I used size 8 needles,a size G crochet hook, and worsted weight cotton, Peaches & Creme in the Fiesta Ombre.
Cast on 4
K= knit P= purl yo= yarn over k2tog= knit 2 together ssk= slip, slip, knit
Row 1: k4
Row 2: k2, yo, k2
Row 3: k2, yo, k3
Row 4: k2, yo, k4
Row 5: k2, yo, k5
Row 6: k2, yo, k6
Row 7: k2, yo, k7
Row 8: k2, yo, k2, p2, k4
Row 9: k2, yo, k9
Row 10: k2, yo, k2, p4, k4
Row 11: k2, yo, k11
Row 12: k2, yo, k2, p6, k4
Row 13: k2, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k6
Row 14: k2, yo, k2, p8, k4
Row 15: k2, yo, k5, yo,k2tog, yo, ssk, k6
Row 16: k2, yo, k2,p10,k4
Row 17: k2, yo, k5, yo,k2tog, k2, yo, ssk, k6
Row 18: k2, yo, k2, p12, k4
Row 19: k2, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, ssk, k6
Row 20: k2, yo, k2, p14, k4
Row 21: k2, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, ssk, k6
Row 22: k2, yo, k2, p16, k4
Row 23: k2, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k6
Row 24: k2, yo, k2, p18,k4
Row 25: k2, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, skk, k2, yo, ssk, k6
Row 26: k2, yo, k2, p20,k4
Row 27: k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, yo, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k4, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k6
Row 28: k2, yo, k2, p22, k4
Row 29: k2, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k6
Row 30: k2, yo, k2, p24, k4
Row 31: k2, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k2,yo,skk, k6
Row 32: k2, yo, k2, p26, k4
Row 33: k2, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k2,yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, ssk, k2,yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k6
Row 34: k2, yo, k2, p28, k4
Row 35: k2, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k2,yo, ssk, k6
Row 36: k2, yo, k2,p30, k4
Row 37: k2, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, k14, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k6
Row 38: k2, yo, k2, p32, k4
Row 39: k2, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog,yo, k2tog, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k6
Row 40: k2, yo, k2, p34, k4
Row 41: k2, yo, k5, yo, k26, k2tog, yo, ssk, k6
Row 42: k2, yo, k2, p36, k4
Row 43: k2, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k6
Row 44: k2, yo, k2,p38 ,k4
Row 45: k2, yo, k45
Row 46: k2, yo, k46
Row 47: k2, yo, k47
Row 48: k2, yo, k48
Bind off, insert crochet hook into the last loop, and chain 60, then slip stitch back up the chain, and sc loosely along the sides of the triangle, not the long edge (or hypotenuse), when you reach the top of the other side, chain 60, slip stitch back up the chain, break off yarn, and weave in ends. The little image below shows where to do the crocheted edging.

I actually worked mine off a graph I drew. Here's two versions, the color-coded one I used, and a plain graph. Notice that the pattern has one more row then the graph.. that's because when I finished the graph, I decided I needed another row. On the color coding, salmon is purl, purple is yo, I left the k2tog white, but marked the ssk with green so I could count them easily.


And here's a blank graph if you want to design your own. Don't feel you have to do fancy stuff with skk and yo and all that, it's the same graph paper I used for my "embossed" alien kerchief.


Yay.. I think it's right. I hope it's right, but hopefully with the graphs, if it's wrong, it's at least fixably wrong for anyone trying it.
 
 
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(Anonymous) on July 27th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
A little tricky-what's an ssk?
I eventually just tried my own design--it worked! How do you do the crotcheted straps?
Thanks--it looks really cool!!
shala_beadsshala_beads on July 28th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
Slip slip knit, you slip 2 stitches over, then knit those two stitches together. It makes a left leaning decrease to mirror the yo knit two together decreases on the other side.I do the straps by crocheting on long chain from the end I did my last knit stitch on, and then slip stitching back up that chain, and single crocheting across the top to the side, then work another long chain, and slip stitch back up that, and breaking off the yarn and weaving in the ends.
The stitch links at the top are links to you tube videos to explain the stitches I used. I'm really not very good at knitting and have to double check what I'm doing while working on a pattern.
(Anonymous) on September 7th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)

thank you so much....the ssk's threw me off!!!
(Anonymous) on August 10th, 2009 07:40 am (UTC)
Row 27?
First, thank you SO much for this pattern, and your detailed instructions. I am very new to knitting, and am just realizing how complicated patterns can get. My question is on Row 27, there's just one k2tog in the text instructions. But the graph looks like there are two k2tog's in that row. After I got to this row, my stitches were off. I'm going to give it another shot, but wanted to check in with you too. Once again, thanks so much--this Kerchief is just the pattern I was looking for! ~Clair
shala_beads: knittingshala_beads on August 10th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Row 27?
You're right. There are two k2tog. I'll adjust the pattern. Sorry about that. I used the chart to knit off then worked up the written instructions after. I'm not sure how I made that mistake!