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Simple Sideways Triangle Scarf - Silk Purse Version

Simple Sideways Triangle Scarf - Silk Purse Version

"Incomparable silk."

No one does silk like Alchemy, which makes this scarf more of a necessity than an indulgence. Easy sideways construction allows you to take advantage of every precious yard of this silky yarn. And Gina's lustrous colors are mesmerizing. Two skeins of Silk Purse is all you need for the larger size. Our knitter used size 7 needles to get gauge and a good drape with this slinky DK-weight yarn.

Click on "The Free Pattern" tab, and then choose a lovely shade for your delectable scarf. You'll need 2 skeins to make either size of our super-versatile Simple Sideways Triangle Scarf.

FINISHED SIZE
Larger version: Approx. 64" across (wingspan) by 13" deep.
Smaller version: Approx. 58" across (wingspan) by 11" deep.

YARN
2 skeins Alchemy Silk Purse (163 yds/149m per skein). Our large size sample (shown in Diamonda) used 326 yards.

NEEDLES
US 7 (4.5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge.

GAUGE
22 sts = 4"/10cm in garter stitch.

See the "Basic Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.


GLOSSARY: Inc = increase (knit into front then into back of same stitch); K = knit; K2Tog = knit 2 stitches together; K3Tog = knit 3 stitches together; St(s) = stitch(es); YO = yarn over (bring yarn forward between needles, then back over right needle).


Prepare yarn: No matter what yarn you use, it’s important to reserve a little more than half of it for the second part of the scarf (decrease section). If you’re using two skeins, weigh your yarn in grams; if there’s a discrepancy in weight, begin your scarf with the lighter ball. If you’re using one large skein, divide skein in half by weight before you begin, using a kitchen/postal scale.

Set-up rows: Cast on 3 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2 (WS): Inc 1, Inc 1, K1. (5 sts)
Row 3 (RS): K1, K2Tog, YO, K2.
Row 4 (WS): Knit.
Row 5 (RS): K2, YO, K1, YO, K2. (7 sts)
Row 6 (WS): Knit.
Note: Pin a marker to the right side (RS) of work to help you keep track of where you are in the pattern. With RS facing you, the right-hand edge of scarf (neck edge) will stay straight, while the left-hand edge will angle out with your increase rows then back in again with your decrease rows to form the depth point of your triangle.

Increase section: Row 1 (RS): K2, YO, K2Tog, K to last 2 sts, YO, K2. (1 st increased)
Row 2 (WS): Knit.
Row 3 (RS): K2, YO, K2Tog, K to last 4 sts, K2Tog, YO, K2. (0 sts increased)
Row 4 (WS): Knit.
Repeat Rows 1–4 until you have 60 (72) sts (or until desired center depth and you have a bit more than half of your yarn left to complete second half of triangle), ending with Row 2. Note: Notice that every RS row creates an eyelet hole at both edges, but only Row 1 results in a net increase. If you see YOs on your needle, it’s time for an even-numbered (plain knit) row. On oddnumbered (increase) rows, glance below to the prior RS row as you near the end of the row. If you see a K2Tog just to the right of the YO, you’re currently on a Row 1 (no K2Tog required); if you see a simple knit just to the right of the prior YO, you’re currently on Row 3 and it’s time for a K2Tog!

Decrease section: Row 1 (RS): K2, YO, K2Tog, K to last 5 sts, K2Tog, YO, K2Tog, K1. (1 st decreased)
Row 2 (WS): Knit.
Row 3 (RS): K2, YO, K2Tog, K to last 4 sts, K2Tog, YO, K2. (0 sts decreased)
Row 4 (WS): Knit.
Repeat Rows 1-4 until 8 sts remain, ending with Row 2. Note: If you see YOs on your needle, it’s time for an even-numbered (plain knit) row. On oddnumbered (decrease) rows, glance below to the prior RS row as you near the end of the row. If you see a K2Tog just to the left of the YO, you’re currently on a Row 3.

Row 1 (RS): (RS): K2, YO, K3Tog, YO, K2Tog, K1. (7 sts)
Row 2 (WS): Knit.
Row 3 (RS): K2, YO, K3Tog, K2. (6 sts)
Row 4 (WS): K2Tog three times. (3 sts)
Row 5 (RS): Knit.

Finishing: Bind off. Weave in ends.

Blocking:

Animal- or plant-fiber yarns:
To wet block: Soak in cool water with a little no-rinse wool wash; roll in towels and squeeze or run through spin cycle of machine in a lingerie bag to remove as much moisture as possible. Pin to desired dimensions and let dry completely.

To steam block: Pin to desired dimensions while still dry; gently steam with a press cloth. Let dry completely.

100% silk or silky-fiber yarns (bamboo, microfiber, etc.):
Pin to desired dimensions. Spritz lightly with water. Let dry completely.

Download printable "Simple Sideways Triangle" pdf pattern.

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