Another stripey triangle

Looking back over the makes of the last months, it’s clear that I have been fascinated by the interaction between colour and texture. A lot of my makes utilise purl ridges to make a contrast colour really pop – like my Caterpillar Cardigan.

This triangle shawl uses the same basic technique, and even very similar yarns. The green lambswool has been replacec by (naturally) brown shetland lace, but the long colour changes are provided by some Kauni effect yarn in pink/beige (or EJ, on the linked page):

Kauni effect yarn pink/beige

Other than that, it’s a very simple, classic triangle shawl. Started at the top of the “spine”, I just alternated 2 rows of Shetland in garter stitch with 2 rows of Kauni in stockinette until I thought it was big enough (it’s just about, could have done with a couple of more inches, as I really wanted a huge shawl to wrap around me and use as jacket substitute).

Stripey triangle blocking
Stripey triangle blocking

Initially, I was going to do a bi-colour ruffled edging, but then ran out of yarn. Or, as it turned out, didn’t really, however could not find the 2 balls I was sure were somewhere (a project bag in the big seagrass box all my WIPs live in – in other words, exactly where they should have been. I’m not sure how that temporary blindness came over me …) but couldn’t locate at the time.

So I ripped it out, smartly without having taken any photos, and replaced it by a simple variation on a Van Dyke Edging.

Stripey triangle van dyke-ish edging
Stripey triangle van dyke-ish edging

I really like the effect these long colour changes have when combined with a solid contrast colour, and have a feeling I’m not done playing with that … I think a striped cardigan might be next, this time leaving out the purl ridges and sticking to stockinette.

Stripey triangle
Stripey triangle

Or maybe another shawl, as I have a a skein of Kauni lace …

Another shawl?

Author: kokorimbaud

Love all things vintage, especially knitting from the victorian era through to the swinging twenties.

6 thoughts on “Another stripey triangle”

  1. sooo pretty! really like this and it has an autumnal feel to it but pretty as well! love the pinky hues coming through! and the edging looks so delicate! love it!

  2. That does look really nice. Have you played with shadow knitting at all? It’s the same idea, garter stitch rows in contrasting colours but with purl stitches charted to make a picture / pattern that can only be seen at certain angles.

  3. Very pretty! I do like you chose two neutrals that work together so nicely. I sometimes think two color projects are rather busy, but your color choices are spot on! (Of course my my two color project is acid green and hot pink at present so take that with a grain of salt.)

    As a person who also had a recent case of skein blindness, I feel your pain!

    1. Thank you! It’s always so easy to be drawn in by all the lovely and vibrant colours you can get, but sometimes simple just works, doesn’t it?
      I am sure though that your green and pink will be great, too – I love my green and pink striped cardi, and the pink in that yarn is definitely of the garish variety on it’s own 😀

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