For the love of the hypotenuse! In a geometry lesson gone wild, our Triangular Triangles Wrap arranges a slew of right triangles inside a one big triangle. The effect is like a murmuration of starlings or a school of minnows, flashes and flickers in perfect harmony.

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Knits and purls do it again! Their right-side wrong-side versions of each other accomplish amazing feats, including this one, a complex puzzle of shapes. To make the Triangular Triangles Wrap, you can follow along with our written or charted instructions… A choice for your kind of brain!

Triangular Triangles Wrap | Purl Soho

And for vivid stitch definition, plus beauty and warmth, we used our brand new Wigeon. One hundred percent fine Falkland merino, Wigeon is as hardy as its birthplace but soft and cozy enough for the less rugged among us. A classic sportweight, it comes in fifteen solid colors, from soft Gray Mist and punchy Bright Iris to this rich Yellow Curry. Pre-wound in big, squishy balls, you’ll need just four for your Triangular Triangles Wrap!

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Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.

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Materials

Triangular Triangles Wrap | Purl Soho
  • 4 balls of Purl Soho’s Wigeon, 100% fine Falkland merino. Each ball is 359 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 1160 total yards required. We used Yellow Curry.
  • US 5 (3.75mm), 47-inch circular needles
  • Stitch markers (optional)

Gauge

24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Size

Finished Length Of Hypotenuse: Approximately 65 inches

Finished Length Of Long Leg (Cast-On Edge): 54½ inches 

Finished Length Of Short Leg: 36 inches

Note

CONSTRUCTION

The overall shape of this wrap is a right triangle. You will cast on for its long leg, then decrease 1 stitch every row along the left selvage (i.e. the short leg) until you reach the opposite point. Every 30 rows you will work the 30-stitch repeat one less time until 58 stitches remain, then work a non-repeating pattern to the end.

Pattern

Cast on 328 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

BEGIN

Set-Up Row 1 (wrong side): K1, p1, knit to last 2 stitches, p1, k1.

Set-Up Row 2 (right side): K2, p1, knit to last 3 stitches, p1, k2.

Set-Up Row 3: K1, p1, k1, purl to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1.

Work Triangle Pattern either from Written Instructions or Charts, both below.

TRIANGLE PATTERN: WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Feel free to place markers at the end of each repeat. If you do, slip markers as you come to them and eliminate them as you work fewer and fewer repeats.

Row 1 (right side): K2, p1, k1, p3, *p14, k13, p3, repeat from * to last 21 stitches, p14, k2, knit 2 together (k2tog), p1, k2. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 2 (wrong side): K1, p1, k1, purl 2 together (p2tog), p2, k13, *k3, p14, k13, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, k3, [p1, k1] 2 times. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 3: K2, p1, k1, p3, *p12, k15, p3, repeat from * to last 19 stitches, p12, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 4: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k11, *k3, p16, k11, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, k3, [p1, k1] 2 times. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 5: K2, p1, k1, p3, *p10, k17, p3, repeat from * to last 17 stitches, p10, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 6: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k9, *k3, p18, k9, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, k3, [p1, k1] 2 times. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 7: K2, p1, k1, p3, *p8, k4, p13, k2, p3, repeat from * to last 15 stitches, p8, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 8: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k7, *k3, p2, k12, p6, k7, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, k3, [p1, k1] 2 times. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 9: K2, p1, k1, p3, *p6, k8, p11, k2, p3, repeat from * to last 13 stitches, p6, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 10: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k5, *k3, p2, k10, p10, k5, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, k3, [p1, k1] 2 times. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 11: K2, p1, k1, p3, *p4, k12, p9, k2, p3, repeat from * to last 11 stitches, p4, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 12: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k3, *k3, p2, k8, p14, k3, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, k3, [p1, k1] 2 times. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 13: K2, p1, k1, p3, *p2, k16, p7, k2, p3, repeat from * to last 9 stitches, p2, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 14: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k1, *k3, p2, k6, p18, k1, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, k3, [p1, k1] 2 times. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 15: K2, p1, k1, p3, *k3, p1, k16, p5, k2, p3, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 16: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p1, *p1, k2, p2, k4, p16, k2, p3, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, p1, k2, [p1, k1] 2 times. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 17: K2, p1, k1, p1, k2, *k3, p3, k16, p3, k2, p1, k2, repeat from * to last 5 stitches, k2tog, p1, k2. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 18: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p4, k2, p16, k4, p3, *p5, k2, p16, k4, p3, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, p4, k1, p1, k1. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 19: K2, p1, k4, *k3, p5, k16, p1, k5, repeat from * to last 33 stitches, k3, p5, k16, p1, k3, k2tog, p1, k2. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 20: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p18, k6, p3, *p21, k6, p3, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, p4, k1, p1, k1. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 21: K2, p1, k4, *k3, p7, k20, repeat from * to last 31 stitches, k3, p7, k16, k2tog, p1, k2. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 22: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p14, k8, p3, *k9, p10, k8, p3, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, p4, k1, p1, k1. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 23: K2, p1, k4, *k3, p9, k9, p8, k1, repeat from * to last 29 stitches, k3, p9, k12, k2tog, p1, k2. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 24: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p10, k10, p3, *p2, k7, p8, k10, p3, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, p4, k1, p1, k1. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 25: K2, p1, k4, *k3, p11, k7, p6, k3, repeat from * to last 27 stitches, k3, p11, k8, k2tog, p1, k2. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 26: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p6, k12, p3, *p4, k5, p6, k12, p3, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, p4, k1, p1, k1. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 27: K2, p1, k4, *k3, p13, k5, p4, k5, repeat from * to last 25 stitches, k3, p13, k4, k2tog, p1, k2. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 28: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p19, *p6, k3, p21, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, p4, k1, p1, k1. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 29: K2, p1, k4, *k21, p2, k7, repeat from * to last 23 stitches, k18, k2tog, p1, k2. [1 stitch decreased]

Row 30: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p17, *p8, k1, p21, repeat from * to last 7 stitches, p4, k1, p1, k1. [1 stitch decreased]

Repeat Rows 1-30 eight more times. [58 stitches remain]

DECREASE TO POINT

Row 1 (right side): K2, p1, k1, p17, k13, p17, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [57 stitches remain]

Row 2 (wrong side): K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k16, p14, k16, [p1, k1] 2 times. [56 stitches remain]

Row 3: K2, p1, k1, p15, k15, p15, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [55 stitches remain]

Row 4: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k14, p16, k14, [p1, k1] 2 times. [54 stitches remain]

Row 5: K2, p1, k1, p13, k17, p13, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [53 stitches remain]

Row 6: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k12, p18, k12, [p1, k1] 2 times. [52 stitches remain]

Row 7: K2, p1, k1, p11, k4, p13, k2, p11, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [51 stitches remain]

Row 8: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k10, p2, k12, p6, k10, [p1, k1] 2 times. [50 stitches remain]

Row 9: K2, p1, k1, p9, k8, p11, k2, p9, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [49 stitches remain]

Row 10: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k8, p2, k10, p10, k8, [p1, k1] 2 times. [48 stitches remain]

Row 11: K2, p1, k1, p7, k12, p9, k2, p7, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [47 stitches remain]

Row 12: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k6, p2, k8, p14, k6, [p1, k1] 2 times. [46 stitches remain]

Row 13: K2, p1, k1, p5, k16, p7, k2, p5, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [45 stitches remain]

Row 14: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k4, p2, k6, p18, k4, [p1, k1] 2 times. [44 stitches remain]

Row 15: K2, p1, k1, p3, k3, p1, k16, p5, k2, p3, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [43 stitches remain]

Row 16: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k2, p2, k4, p16, k2, p4, k2, [p1, k1] 2 times. [42 stitches remain]

Row 17: K2, p1, k1, p1, k5, p3, k16, p3, k2, p1, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [41 stitches remain]

Row 18: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p4, k2, p16, k4, p7, k1, p1, k1. [40 stitches remain]

Row 19: K2, p1, k7, p5, k16, p1, k3, k2tog, p1, k2. [39 stitches remain]

Row 20: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p18, k6, p7, k1, p1, k1. [38 stitches remain]

Row 21: K2, p1, k7, p7, k16, k2tog, p1, k2. [37 stitches remain]

Row 22: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p14, k8, p7, k1, p1, k1. [36 stitches remain]

Row 23: K2, p1, k7, p9, k12, k2tog, p1, k2. [35 stitches remain]

Row 24: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p10, k10, p7, k1, p1, k1. [34 stitches remain]

Row 25: K2, p1, k7, p11, k8, k2tog, p1, k2. [33 stitches remain]

Row 26: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p6, k12, p7, k1, p1, k1. [32 stitches remain]

Row 27: K2, p1, k7, p13, k4, k2tog, p1, k2. [31 stitches remain]

Row 28: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p23, k1, p1, k1. [30 stitches remain]

Row 29: K2, p1, k22, k2tog, p1, k2. [29 stitches remain]

Row 30: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p21, k1, p1, k1. [28 stitches remain]

Row 31: K2, p1, k1, p17, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [27 stitches remain]

Row 32: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k16, [p1, k1] 2 times. [26 stitches remain]

Row 33: K2, p1, k1, p15, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [25 stitches remain]

Row 34: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k14, [p1, k1] 2 times. [24 stitches remain]

Row 35: K2, p1, k1, p13, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [23 stitches remain]

Row 36: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k12, [p1, k1] 2 times. [22 stitches remain]

Row 37: K2, p1, k1, p11, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [21 stitches remain]

Row 38: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k10, [p1, k1] 2 times. [20 stitches remain]

Row 39: K2, p1, k1, p9, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [19 stitches remain]

Row 40: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k8, [p1, k1] 2 times. [18 stitches remain]

Row 41: K2, p1, k1, p7, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [17 stitches remain]

Row 42: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k6, [p1, k1] 2 times. [16 stitches remain]

Row 43: K2, p1, k1, p5, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [15 stitches remain]

Row 44: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k4, [p1, k1] 2 times. [14 stitches remain]

Row 45: K2, p1, k1, p3, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [13 stitches remain]

Row 46: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k2, [p1, k1] 2 times. [12 stitches remain]

Row 47: K2, p1, k1, p1, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [11 stitches remain]

Row 48: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, p3, k1, p1, k1. [10 stitches remain]

Row 49: K2, p1, k2, k2tog, p1, k2. [9 stitches remain]

Row 50: K1, p1, k1, p2tog, [p1, k1] 2 times. [8 stitches remain]

Row 51: K2, p1, k2tog, p1, k2. [7 stitches remain]

Row 52: K1, [p2tog] 2 times, p1, k1. [5 stitches remain]

Row 53: K1, knit 3 together, k1. [3 stitches remain]

Go on to Finishing section below.

TRIANGLE PATTERN: CHART

NOTE: Feel free to place markers at the end of each repeat. If you do, slip markers as you come to them and eliminate them as you work fewer and fewer repeats. And if you’re new to knitting charts, unravel the mysteries with our Reading A Chart tutorial!

Start in the bottom right corner of Chart 1 (see below). Work right-side (odd numbered) rows from right to left and wrong-side (even numbered) rows from left to right.

Work Rows 1-30 of Chart 1, working the 30-stitch repeat nine times.

Repeat Rows 1-30 eight more times, each time working the 30-stitch repeat one less time. [58 stitches remain]

Continue to Chart 2 and work Rows 1-53. [3 stitches remain]

Go on to Finishing section below.

Key

Triangular Triangles Wrap | Purl Soho

Chart 1

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Chart 2

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(Want to see it bigger? Click here to view the charts as a PDF!)

FINISHING

Cut yarn and pull tail through remaining stitches.

Weave in the ends and wet block.

Triangular Triangles Wrap | Purl Soho
Triangular Triangles Wrap | Purl Soho