Garter Stitch Tab Right-Triangles Shawl (The Innocent Abroad’s Shawl)

2014_11_07-02Garter Stitch Tab Right-Triangles Shawl

(The Innocent Abroad’s Shawl)

Materials: A 36-inch or 48-inch double-pointed/circular needle, size of choice; 2 stitch markers, yarn of choice.

As shown:
Needles:  Size 9/5.5 mm 36-inch Clover Takumi bamboo needles.
Yarn:
3 skeins  of  Loops and Threads Charisma, 3.5 oz. / 100 g, 109 yd. / 100 m, Color: Fuchsia
5 skeins of Loops and Threads Charisma, 3.5 oz. / 100 g, 109 yd. / 100 mm, Color: Mulberry

If you use large needles and thin thread, such as fingering yarn, it will have a lacy look. Or you can use a needle size apropos to the size yarn. You could knit this on straight, single-pointed needles, but it’s easier to work with if you use the flexible circular double pointed needles.

Note: This is actually three patterns in one. The original pattern gives you a garter stitch border with two garter stitch right triangles with a garter stitch single-stitch line between them. The [Alternate pattern: ] gives you a garter stitch long edge with two stockinette right triangles with a stockinette stitch single-stitch line between them. The [Second alternate pattern: ] gives a garter stitch long border, stockinette right triangles with a garter stitch single-stitch line between them.

Abbreviations:
K = Knit
P = Purl
yo = yarn over.
# = put stitch marker here.
p# = pass marker from right needle to left needle

2014_08_18-01Garter Stitch Tab:
(Instructional video on how to do a Garter Stitch Tab is Here)
1. Cast on 3 stitches
1. Knit 6 rows
2. Turn work 90 degrees clockwise, increase 1 in each of the 3 “purl ridges” along the long side of the work. (total 6 stitches)
3. Turn work 90 degrees clockwise, increase 1 in each of the 3 cast on stitches. (total 9 stitches)

The Rest of the Shawl:
1. K3, yo, K1, yo, #, K1, #, yo, K1, yo, K3.
2. K. (total 13 stitches)
[Alternate pattern: K3, P7, K3.]
[Second alternate pattern: K3, P3, K1, P3, K3.]
3. K3, yo, K3, yo, K1, yo, K3, yo, K3.
4. K. (total 17 stitches)
[Alternate pattern: K3, P11, K3.]
[Second alternate pattern: K3, P5,  K1,  P5, K3,]
5. K3, yo, K5, yo, K1, yo, K5, yo, K3.
6. K. (total 21 stitches)
[Alternate pattern: K3, P15, K3.]
[Second alternate pattern: K3, P7,  K1, P7, K3.]
7. K3, yo, K7, yo, K1, yo, K7, yo, K3.
8. K (total 25 stitches)
[Alternate pattern: K3, P19, K3.]
[Second alternate pattern: K3, P9, K1, P9, K3.]
9. K3, yo, p#, K to next marker, yo,  K1,  p#, yo, K to next marker, yo, K3.
10. K.
[Alternate pattern: K3, P until there are 3 stitches left on your needle, K3.]
[Second alternate pattern: K3, p#, P to next marker, K1, p#,  P until next marker, K3.]
11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 until the shawl is as big as you want it
12. Bind off knitwise.

Pattern © 2014 Knits From The Owl Underground

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