Triangle Motif Knitted Throw
Inspired by modern Scandinavian design, this triangle-motif throw is a stylish investment project, and a great way to hone your colourwork skills. Don’t worry about trying to achieve neat sides as the applied i-cord trim tidies up any unsightly edges!
Grab your supplies…
Rico Essentials Big 14 50g balls Light Grey (022) 50g , 14 50g balls Cream (001) and 2 50g balls Pistachio (006)
10mm circular knitting needle, 100cm long
Two 10mm double-pointed knitting needles
11 sts and 14 rows to 10cm (4in) measured over st st colour pattern using 10mm knitting needles.
This pattern uses standard knitting abbreviations!
Triangle Motif Knitting Chart
When working from the pattern chart, read from right to left on knit (odd-numbered) rows and from left to right on purl (even-numbered) rows. To switch to another colour, drop the working yarn and change to the second colour. Strand the colour not in use loosely across the wrong side of the work until it is needed again – this creates ‘floats’ on the wrong side. Avoid pulling the floats too tight as the stitches will pucker at each colour change. When floats need to span more than 5 or 6 stitches, as on 1, 4, 5 and 8 of the chart, twist the yarn not in use over the working yarn half way along the section, and continue in the current colour.
Triangle Motif Knitted Throw
Using circular needle and Light Grey, cast on 120 sts.
Begin working back and forth in rows from the colour chart as follows:
Chart row 1 (RS): *K7 in Light Grey, K1 in Cream; rep from * to end.
Chart row 2: P2 in Cream, *P5 in Light Grey, P3 in Cream; rep from * to last 6 sts, ending with P5 in Light Grey, P1 in Cream.
The last two rows set the position of the chart.
Cont in st st working from the chart until all 8 rows of the chart have been completed.
Repeat chart rows 1–8 until your work measures 132cm from cast-on edge, finishing on chart row 4 or 8.
Work the i-cord edging
Using Pistachio, cast on 4 sts onto a double-pointed needle using the single of thumb cast-on method. Wrap the working yarn around your left thumb from front to back and secure it in your palm with your other fingers. Insert the needle upwards through the strand on your thumb. Slip this loop from your thumb onto the needle, pulling the yarn to tighten it.
Slide the 4 sts to the right end of the needle and using a second double-pointed needle, work as follows:
Row 1: Pass working yarn behind sts and pulling yarn tight on the first st, K3, sl 1, yo, pick up and knit 1st from blanket edge (6 sts), pass 4th and 5th sts on right needle together over 6th stitch, as if casting off (4 sts), slide sts to the right end of needle so that working yarn is coming from the left.
Repeat last row all around the throw until you reach first picked up stitch. Cast off.
Cut off yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Using the yarn tail, sew the ends of the edging together with a basic whip stitch. Weave in any stray yarn ends.
Block the blanket
To set the stitches and smooth the edges of the blanket so it lies flat, block it with a steam iron. Lay the blanket on a flat surface with a towel underneath. Hold the iron a few centimetres above the knitting and move it slowly over a small section at a time, patting the stitches gently to encourage the process. Pay particular attention to the outside edges.
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This pattern one of 20 contemporary and colourful designs in Knitting Smitten by Jessica Biscoe £12.99, Quadrille.