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Simple Sideways Triangle Scarf Using Daruma Genmou

Simple Sideways Triangle Scarf Using Daruma Genmou

"Warm and welcoming."

This shallow triangle has a long wingspan that’s entirely suited to a flock of creative styles. We’ve had several versions of this scarf in our Bainbridge Island shop over the years—its timeless shape is just so versatile. This time around, we’ve added two sassy tassels!

We’ve re-yarned our Simple Sideways Triangle Scarf in Daruma Genmou—a Japanese yarn with a welcoming little wave! It’s a DK-weight fiber that’s created from three strands of pure merino wool—a single ply of barely twisted wool is held together with two tightly spun threads, creating a subtle ripple. Airy and soft, we love Genmou’s fresh, frisky palette of happy brights and soothing neutrals.

Click on "The Free Pattern" tab, and then choose your color(s). You'll need 4 skeins of Genmou for the scarf and one skein for the tassels--go mild or wild with your tassel color!

Specific gauge and dimensions are given, but this pattern is very flexible: Use a needle size that gives you a flowing fabric, increase until you’ve used up nearly half your yarn, then decrease down the other side.

Approx. 15" deep x 68" wingspan/38cm x 173cm.

Daruma Genmou (165 yds/150m each); 4 in main color and 1 in contrasting color for the tassels.

US 9 (5.5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge.
Kitchen or postal scale to track half-way point of yarn usage.
Locking stitch marker.
Darning needle to finish.

16 sts/28 rows (14 ridges) = 4"/10cm in garter st with yarn held double throughout.

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 your yarn for second half (decrease section) of scarf. If using multiple skeins, use kitchen/postal scale to weigh yarn in grams; if there’s a discrepancy in weight, begin scarf with lighter ball(s). If using one large skein, use scale to divide it in half by weight before you begin (don’t cut, mark half- way point with slip knot and clip in a locking marker or safety pin to hold it in place).

Set-up rows:With yarn held double, 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 84 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 odd- numbered (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 odd-numbered (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.

Final decreases:
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: 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.

Tassels: Cut out a piece of heavy paper or cardboard approx 5" long for winding yarn. Cut two pieces of yarn in contrasting color approx 12" each. Thread one piece onto darning needle; set other piece aside. From skein, wrap yarn 25 times around cardboard; cut yarn. Slip darning needle through wrapped yarn, even up tails and tie tightly with double knot. Wrap second 12" piece around tassel several times approx. 1”/2.5cm down from tie; knot securely and use darning needle to tuck ends down into tassel. Trim to even up ends, making sure all loops are cut.

Download printable "Simple Sideways Triangle Scarf - Worsted Weight Version" pdf pattern.

COLOR: 1 Ivory. Soft, natural cream.

COLOR: 2 Almond. Palest almond, not much darker than ivory.

COLOR: 16 Fawn. Taupe.

COLOR: 3 Twig. Dark driftwood, between brown and grey.

COLOR: 11 Bark. Cool muted brown.

COLOR: 18 Ginger. Spiced pumpkin.

COLOR: 19 Carrot. Bright caution orange.

COLOR: 4 Forest. Heathered pine.

COLOR: 15 Green. Bright kelly green.

COLOR: 5 Sea Glass. Heathered blue sea glass.

COLOR: 20 Reef. Bright tropical blue.

COLOR: 7 Blue. Heathered tealy blue.

COLOR: 14 Navy. Deep rich navy.

COLOR: 6 Wheat. Yellow with a heavy dose of chartreuse.

COLOR: 17 Ochre. Warm heathered caramel.

COLOR: 13 Red. Scarlet.

COLOR: 12 Pink. Unabashedly bubblegum pink.

COLOR: 8 Light Grey. Silvery fog.

COLOR: 9 Medium Grey. Medium charcoal grey.

COLOR: 10 Black. Deep, dark, black.