Our Half + Half Triangles Wrap embraces the wearer in a play of shape and color, like a gorgeous faceted gem!
A clever construction where short rows create two connected triangles, this knit transforms a simple garter stitch square into a double layered triangle. Fold the square along the color divide and choose which side will be front and center for the day!
We’re pretty excited about all the color possibilities, having just added 16 brand new colors to our collection of Linen Quill. A fingering weight yarn softly spun from fine highland wool, alpaca, and linen, Linen Quill now comes in almost fifty incredible colors!
We used classic Kiln Red with fresh-from-the-mill Poppy Red for an earth and fire incandescent glow. Scroll down for tons more combo ideas, each pulling from a different slice of the rainbow!
Our Half + Half Triangles Wrap pattern has instructions for two sizes: big and bigger (we went with bigger!). Either way, it’s wonderfully easy knitting, totally beautiful color fun, and exactly what we want to wear!
Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.
- Color A: 2 (3) skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill, 50% fine highland wool, 35% alpaca and 15% linen. Each skein is 439 yards; approximately 791 (1,087) yards required. We used Kiln Red.
- Color B: 2 (3) skeins of Linen Quill. Each skein is 439 yards; approximately 845 (1,160) yards required. We used Red Poppy.
- US 3 straight or circular needles
- A stitch marker
We suggest 15 color combos, pictured above and listed below from left to right. Pick your favorite or create your own!
- Color A: Kiln Red; Color B: Red Poppy
- Color A: Bright Flamingo; Color B: Chestnut Red
- Color A: Honey Pink; Color B: Peachy Pink
- Color A: Pink Pop; Color B: Rhubarb Pink
- Color A: Super Orange; Color B: Sweet Potato
- Color A: Calendula Orange; Color B: Butterscotch Orange
- Color A: Peach Stone; Color B: Dark Iris
- Color A: Crocus Bud; Color B: Purple Smoke
- Color A: Dandelion Yellow; Color B: Mustard Seed
- Color A: Cobalt Blue; Color B: Dark Denim
- Color A: True Turquoise; Color B: High Tide
- Color A: Eggshell Blue; Color B: Green Turquoise
- Color A: Salt + Pepper; Color B: Kettle Black
- Color A: Fresh Pickle; Color B: Juniper Green
- Color A: Wheat Flour; Color B: Oatmeal Gray
24 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
Unblocked Dimensions: 27½ (37¾) inches wide x 32 (44) inches long; approximately 42 (58) inches along the fold
Finished Dimensions: 31¾ (43) inches wide x 31¾ (43) inches long; approximately 45 (61) inches along the fold
Sample: We knit up the bigger 43 x 43 size here.
WRP-T (Wrap And Turn)
Keeping yarn in back, slip next stitch purlwise from left needle to right needle. Bring yarn to front. Return slipped stitch to left needle. Turn work so wrong side is facing you.
To see this technique in action, visit our Short Row Tutorial and follow along with the wrap and turn on the knit side section (at 0:30 seconds), except do not bring the yarn to the back before you turn.
Knit With Wrap
Keeping yarn in back, pick up the wrap with the right needle from front to back and then insert the needle into the stitch knitwise. Knit the stitch and wrap together.
This step is described at minute 3:29 of our Short Row Tutorial.
You will knit this piece lengthwise.
Due to its construction, the unblocked dimensions are fixed to a set ratio. The length of the scarf can be altered by casting on any number of stitches, and the width dimensions will always be approximately 90% of the length. If wet blocking, the piece should block out to an approximate square.
With Color A, cast on (190) 260 stitches.
Row 1 (right side): Knit to end of row.
Row 2 (wrong side): Knit to last 3 stitches, place marker (pm), k1, wrap and turn (wrp-t, see Notes).
Row 3: Knit to end of row.
Row 4: Knit to marker, remove marker, wrp-t.
Row 5: K1, pm, knit to end of row.
Repeat Rows 4 and 5 until you have wrapped every stitch except the last two, ending with Row 5.
Next Row (wrong side): K1, remove marker, wrp-t.
Next Row (right side): K1.
Next Row: K1, *knit next stitch with its wrap (see Notes), repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Cut Color A.
Row 1 (right side): With Color B, knit to end of row.
Row 2 (wrong side): Knit to end of row.
Row 3 (right side): K1, wrp-t.
Row 4 (wrong side): K1.
Row 5 (right side): K1, knit next stitch with its wrap, place marker, wrp- t.
Row 6 (wrong side): Slip marker, knit to end of row.
Row 7 (right side): Knit to marker, remove marker, knit next stitch with its wrap, place marker, wrp-t.
Repeat Rows 6 and 7 until you have completed a wrap and turn on the second to last stitch.
Repeat Row 6.
Next Row (right side): Knit to last marker, remove marker, knit next stitch with its wrap, k1.
With the wrong side facing you, bind off knitwise.
Weave in the ends and block!