Triangle Angle Shawl
May 2001 -- This pattern was designed especially for Good
Fibrations, as a shawl to be made with their Colorado-raised mohair yarns
(this small herd of goats live about 15 miles from my home).
DESCRIPTION: This a reversible triangular shawl knitted sideways
in back-and-forth garter stitch lace from one front point, widening to a
point in the middle of the back and then narrowing to the other front
point. It has a simple, diagonally slanting lace stitch pattern as the
body of the shawl with a faggot stitch strip and a pointed lace outer
edging with the same diagonally slanting lace pattern as the body of the
shawl is about 76 inches wide (right front tip to left front tip) and 31
inches deep (center of long edge to center back point) when the shawl is
blocked. Unblocked itís about 56 inches wide and 26 inches deep. It can
easily be made larger or smaller ó see the design variations section at
the end of the pattern.
SKILL REQUIRED: Intermediate-advanced.
- YARN: About 500
yards of Good Fibrations Mohair (five 100-yard skeins) or other double
knitting weight yarn (thicker than sport-weight, but thinner than
worsted weight) such as wool, alpaca, silk, etc. Yarn should be of a
single color or subtle variegations or shadings.
- YARN & PATTERN KITS ARE AVAILABLE: If
you would like to buy a kit or find out more about Good Fibrations'
mohair and mohair blend yarns, contact Marcia Kummerle at
firstname.lastname@example.org . She can provide kits in natural colors or your choice of
hand-dyed solid or rainbow-dyed colors.
- NEEDLES: Size 9 (or size to achieve
gauge) straight or circular needles.
- Stitch markers (plastic or metal rings are best)
to mark different pattern sections
- Darning needle for weaving in ends
- Long, ball-head, rustproof straight pins for
- Electric fan for drying shawl (optional)
GAUGE: Gauge is
very difficult to accurately measure on loosely knit lace, so please make a
gauge swatch in basic garter stitch. On the unstretched garter stitch
swatch, my gauge is 14 stitches per 4 inches.
of shawl (right front corner)
end of shawl (left front corner)
center back point of shawl
How to Buy Pattern
The model wearing the shawl is Suzy Belt,
formerly of Echo
Mountain Alpacas in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, now of Suzy's Yarn Shop
in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Notice that she is
wearing a hat which she felted of her herd's alpaca fiber, and the hat
band is braided from hand spun yarn of several natural alpaca
colors. If you are interested in a custom felt hat, contact Suzy