Help!?

RickMartin's picture

I saw a shawl that I'm trying to copy - it was a simple trianglular shawl knit in stockinette (with a knit on border - which I figured out) but every eighth row was a drop stitch except the drops ran horizontally - as did the stitches. Each row increased by two stitches on each end until about halfway where it increased by four stitche per end. And as I said the stitches ended up running at 90 degrees to what they would run on say a normal scarf/shawl/sweater, etc. (On the drawing, the arrow points the direction that the points of the stitches run.) So....how do you knit that - the only way I've figured it out would cause the dropped stitches to run vertically. I've drawn a rough picture of it here - anybody know how to do this?

Comments

JesterTwin's picture

I know exactly what it is. I

I know exactly what it is. I have this pattern. I have knitted this twice before. It's called triple mohair triangle shawl.

Look on Fiddlesticksknitting.com and under the shawls section, you will see a picture.

jim

RickMartin's picture

Well it is close - however

Well it is close - however the one I saw didn't have the center increase, so I think maybe Mmario's suggestion will produce the closest to what I saw. This one looks great too though, I'll keep it in mind if the other doesn't work.

Thanks for the link/suggestion!
Rick

HuskerChub's picture

ok so I guess it's only easy

ok so I guess it's only easy if you read what the problem is! LOL! I was late and I was tired, yeah that's it, I was tired...

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Yowza, MMario! Working

Yowza, MMario! Working instructions within 24 hours. The working reminds me of the clapotis shawl that a group at my LYS is doing. I imagine it will make a great triangular shawl. I might even be inspired to try one; clapotis [if memory serves] is more of a stole. Looking forward to the finished pictures, Rick. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

MMario's picture

Essentially it is the

Essentially it is the clapotis.... but instead of increasing, staying stable for a while and then decreaeing to form the stole shape it starts at the full width and decreases to the oppisete point.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

AAAHHHH...that explains

AAAHHHH...that explains everything. Fairly simple, actually. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

MMario's picture

So - YOu turn the diragram

So - YOu turn the diragram of a trangle shawl on it's side and you have a right angle with one straight edge and one that goes from the lover corner to the top of the straight edge as the hypotonuse of the triangle.

Off the top of my head, I would say. (where T = ktbl)

cast on 153.

1)purl across until 2 sttiches left. p2tog.
2) k2tog, k2, T * (k1, T, k3, T); repeat from * across until less then 6 stitches remain, T, knit remainder.
3) as 1
4) k2tog, T * (k1, T, k3, T); repeat from * across until less then 6 stitches remain, T, knit remainder
5) as 1

6) k1, * (k1, T, k3, T); repeat from * across until less then 6 stitches remain, T, knit remainder.

7) purl across.

8) k1, drop stitch. Do a lifted increase in the bar created. T, k3, T (drop 1, lift 1, T, k3, T) until less then 6 stitches, T, knit remainder.

Repeat 1-8 three more times.
33) purl across (all odd rows until further notice)
34) k2tog, k3, T * etc
36) k2tog, k2, T * etc
38) k2tog, k1, T, *, etc
40) k2tog, T, *, etc
42) k2tog tbl, *, etc
44) T, drop stitch. Do a lifted increase in the bar created. T, k3, T (drop 1, lift 1, T, k3, T) until less then 6 stitches, T, knit remainder.

repeat 33 - 44 until 32 stiches remain.
Repeat 1-8 4 times.

, remove marker, drop next st, let it drop down several rows, pick up top bar with left needle to form a new st (make sure this st isn't twisted), k this and foll st tbl, k3, k tbl, [k1, k tbl, k3, k tbl] to last marker, k1, k tbl, kfb.

New York Built's picture

The man is a lace-making

The man is a lace-making machine! I am not worthy! I hope you will continue to use your powers for the good of mankind.

MMario's picture

As long as I never succomb

As long as I never succomb to the evil allure of.....

tea cozies!

BuduR's picture

if you do, please let me

if you do, please let me know, I need a tea cozy

MWK's Token Estrogen-American

fuzzed's picture

Doesn't Playtex make teat

Doesn't Playtex make teat cozies?

Oh wait... *squints and adjusts glasses*... Nevermind.

BuduR's picture

Bwahahahahaha MWK's Token

Bwahahahahaha
MWK's Token Estrogen-American

New York Built's picture

I'm anti antimacassars

I'm anti antimacassars myself. Can't abide those greasy suck-ups.

"Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends."
– Francis Bacon

MMario's picture

Rick - turn the diagram on

Rick - turn the diagram on it's side.

You can work it either by casting on the length of a side and decreasing the ends as appropriate, or by casting on at the corner and Increaseing as necessary to get the correct angles.

fuzzed's picture

I was thinking that too...

I was thinking that too... working it like half of the famous "Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth". Instead of doing the increases on both edges, just do them on one edge and you'll get a straight column of stitches running up one side, but then you'd get the angle on the other. When it's as wide as you want, start the decreases as per the dishcloth, but again, only on the same edge as the increases and the other edge will still maintain a straight column of stitches. All you'd have to add to that would be the clapotis style dropped stitch columns.

MMario's picture

That would work as well -

That would work as well - but requires more thought.

HuskerChub's picture

Easy peasy! These are not

Easy peasy! These are not actually dropped stitches but yarn overs! Try this right side row: *K1, yo* wrong side row: *P1, drop yo* et voila. If you want a larger (taller) "blank space" try yo, yo and drop them both, you can do any reasonable number that you want. I've used up to 5 at one time for a very lacy effect.

Not that you were asking about this but you can also make an eye/wave shaped motif by K1, yo, k1, yo, yo, k1, yo, yo, yo, k1, yo, yo, yo, yo, k1, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, k1, yo, yo, yo, yo, k1, yo, yo, yo, k1, yo, yo, k1, yo and repeating that sequence across the row and then a few rows later start the k1, yo, yo, yo centered over the k1, yo, part and repeat these 2 sections vertically for a wave kind of effect. Hard to describe but we've all seen it at one time or another.

RickMartin's picture

Yeah, I thought about doing

Yeah, I thought about doing it that way - and it would work - but the one I saw the stitches actually ran the other direction. This made it so that instead of the stitches pointing up and down they actually ran horizontally.

So any other ideas? If not I'll do the yarn overs.
Rick