Half + Half Triangles Wrap
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!
UPDATE: DOUBLE THE FUN WITH STRIPES!
Our Striped Half + Half Triangles Wrap uses the same clever construction as the original, but now with an engaging array of stripes to give knitters that just-one-more-row-ness that makes this project so satisfying. Cozy as ever, Linen Quill is still the star of the show, now in Striped Half + Half Triangles Wrap Bundles!
Designed by Purl Soho designer, Jake Canton. Click here to see even more of Jake’s designs!
Share your progress and connect with the community by tagging your pics with #PurlSoho, #PurlSohoBusyHands, #PurlSohoHalfAndHalfWrap, and #PurlSohoLinenQuill. We can’t wait to see what you make!
- 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/ 100 grams; approximately 791 (1,087) yards required. We used Kiln Red.
- Color B: 2 (3) skeins of Linen Quill; approximately 845 (1,160) yards required. We used Red Poppy.
- US 3 (3.25 mm) straight or circular needles
- A stitch marker
Our Half + Half Triangles Wrap Bundle includes the yarn you’ll need for a Bigger size wrap. Pick your favorite bundle or create your own combo with over 50 Linen Quill colors to choose from!
- Color A: Wheat Flour; Color B: Oatmeal Gray
- Color A: Dandelion Yellow; Color B: Mustard Seed
- Color A: Honey Pink; Color B: Peachy Pink
- Color A: Super Orange; Color B: Sweet Potato
- Color A: Crocus Bud; Color B: Purple Smoke
- Color A: Pink Pop; Color B: Rhubarb Pink
- Color A: Peach Stone; Color B: Dark Iris
- Color A: Salt + Pepper; Color B: Kettle Black
- Color A: Eggshell Blue; Color B: Green Turquoise
- Color A: True Turquoise; Color B: High Tide
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 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, then insert the needle into the wrapped stitch knitwise. Knit the stitch and wrap together. Find step-by-step photos of this technique under the Picking Up The Wrapped Stitch On The Knit Side section in 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!
261 comments on “Half + Half Triangles Wrap”
I am curious why Purl Soho (which I love) recommends the wrap and turn short row method vs the German short row method. I am new to short rows and this is why I am asking.
Do you knit one side separate, then the other, What size length of cable do you use.
I’m, finally, starting my second color and have a question. Hopefully you’ll understand what I’m asking.
I work the second triangle with the new color exactly as I did the first (using GSR, I leave two unwrapped stitches at the beginning and at the end). I did this and it looks good.
Now I start on # 2(the new yarn is on)…I knit 3 stitches, turn the work, wrap that third stitch and knit to end of row. Next row knit the three, “resolving” that third stitch, add a stitch, turn work, wrap the new stitch and knit to end of row…and so on until I’ve completed the second triangle. Perhaps I’m over thinking this but I want to make certain I’ve got this right. I wish there was a written pattern using GSRs.
Thank you for this. Just one more question, is there a way to ensure I’ll have nice 90 degree corners on my wrap where the triangles meet? I just made a mini swatch and the fabric looks good, but the corners are not quite right. Using GSRs I am leaving the first 2 and the last 2 stitches unwrapped. Any tips on this?
Thank you very much for your help.
Hi! I ha e some yarn I love but it is DK. Any idea how many yards of that I would need?
I’m fairly new to knitting and working on this wrap. I got distracted and can’t remember if I turned or not. What is the easiest way to tell?
I knitted back and I’m at my cast on point so I think I forgot to turn. Please help !
I don’t think anyone has asked how to fix a dropped W&T or a GSR stitch for this wrap. I’m surprised because it seems pretty tricky …. I’ve had to tink back a couple of rows to fix mine.
Is there a video/instruction on this?