We’ve worked up this quick and easy triangular shawl in the Freia Merino Silk Fingering (Refined) with De Rerum Natura Albertine for a silky version. Both yarns are a soft and squishy silk and Merino blend.
- Color A: 2 balls De Rerum Natura Albertine (90% organic Merinos d’Arles / 10% Silk, 220 yards per 50 gram ball)
- Color B: 1 cake Freia Yarns Merino/Silk Fingering (70% US Merino/30% Mulberry Silk, 330 yards per 75 gram cake)
- US# 8 (5.0mm) circular needle, at least 32 inches long
- 4 stitch markers
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
18 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
Approximately 70 inches at widest point and 30 inches deep
BO bind off
CO cast on
pm place marker
RS right side
sm slip marker
WS wrong side
yo yarn over
Using A, CO 2 sts.
Starting with a RS row, work 10 rows in garter st. Turn work 90 degrees clockwise; pick up and knit 5 sts along edge (1 st in each purl “bump” along the edge); turn work 90 degrees clockwise again and pick up 2 sts along original CO edge–9 sts.
Set Up Increase Pattern
Row 1 (WS): Using A, sl 1, k1, pm, k2, pm, k1, pm, k2, pm, k2.
Join B, but do not cut A.
Row 2 (RS): Using B, sl 1, k1, sm, yo, knit to m, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, knit to m, yo, sm, k2–13 sts.
Row 3 (WS): Using B, sl 1, knit to end.
Row 4: Using A, work as Row 2–17 sts.
Row 5: Using A, sl 1, knit to end.
Repeat Rows 2-5 until you’re nearly out of B (by “nearly out,” I mean you should have a few yards left) after completing a Row 3. Work Row 2 using A once more, then BO loosely on Row 3.
Weave in ends. Wet block to measurements.