Saturday, May 15, 2010
Free Pattern: Pythagoras Shawl
I have an FO and free pattern to share: a simple top-down triangle shawl named Pythagoras.
Pattern: Pythagoras Shawl
(A basic top-down reversible triangle shawl with 2 yarns)
MC: Plymouth Yarns Outback Mohair in Rust - 1 skein (218 yards).
CC: Unknown fingering/light-sport weight silk blend in gold color purchased from thrift store. Any silky fingering or light-sport weight yarn will do, about 100 yards (or half the yardage of your MC). A good substitute: Celia by Adrienne Vittadini.
Size 10 circular needles
Size 10/6.00 Crochet Hook for bind off
Using mohair yarn, CO 7 stitches. Place markers on either side of center stitch. These stitches constitute the top-center of the shawl. I know this is weird, but it works, I promise.
You will work 4 rows with the mohair (MC) and 2 rows with the silk (CC), creating stripes with the bright silk yarn.
Work triangle as follows:
Row 1: K1, yo, k2, yo, slip marker (sl m), k1, sl m, yo, k2, yo, k1.
Row 2: Knit all stitches and slip markers as necessary.
Row 3: K1, yo, k until 1st marker, yo, sl m, k1, sl m, yo, k until 1 stitch before end of row, yo, k1.
Row 4 and all even rows: As row 2.
Rows 5-6: Using CC, work as rows 3-4.
Continue in this fashion until you have worked 15 CC stripes. Work 4 more rows in MC, then prepare to bind off. Using CC yarn and crochet hook, BO as follows:
Step 1: Insert hook into first loop on needle, single crochet (sc) 1, chain (ch) 1.
Step 2: Insert hook into next loop on needle, sc (pulling yarn through both loops on hook), ch 1.
Repeat step 2 until all sts are bound off. The extra chain stitch in between each single crochet creates a nice, loose edge. At the end of the BO, break yarn, pull through loop, and weave in the end. Break the MC yarn and weave that in, too. Done!
Posted by KRGP at 12:12 AM