We always check the weather and road conditions before heading out on an adventure. WE also pack plenty of snacks and my knitting thus the name, TripCheck.
TripCheck is a reversible triangle shawlette with an increase worked near the left edge. The shawlette is created by working sets of “yo, k3tog, yo” eyelet and rows of garter stitch. TripCheck might be considered an advance beginner pattern because knowledge of stitch and shawl construction are helpful. With an enjoyable eyelet pattern and a few rows of garter stitch, the shawlette can be completed in a few evenings, weekends, or while riding along as the passenger, making the TripCheck Shawlette the perfect gift or accessory.
Shawlette finished size: 25” depth, 60” wingspan
Gauge: 5 stitches & 5 ridges (garter stitch) = 1” Adjust needle size to create a soft fabric.
Materials: Yarn: Cotton or wool blend in fingering weight; 100grams/ 350~ 500yards
Photo: TripCheck Shawlette is knit in JazzHandz FusionFiber
100% cotton; 100grams/ 480yards color: Lava
Needles: Size US#6(4mm), 24” circular needles
Notions: hanging and ring stitch markers, tapestry needle
Abbreviations: k = knit Kfb= knit front&back k3tog= knit 3 stitches together
k2togbl=knit 2sts together through the back loop RS=right side WS=wrong side
sts=stitches yo=yarn over S=slip stitch as purl w/yarn in back EBO=elastic bind off
Directions: Cast on 5sts, WS: Knit (Notes in italic.)
Set Up Rows: Work fifteen garter ridges as follows:
RS rows 1-29 (odd rows): S1, knit to last 3sts, Kfb, k2.
WS rows 2-30 (even rows): S1, knit to end.
(The completion of the RS,WS “row/s” increases 1 stitch.) (20sts)
(I placed a beginning of row marker after 4sts, end of row marker 2sts from the left edge.)
TripCheck Eyelet Rows:
Work WS rows 2-16 (even rows): S1, knit to end.
Work the right side rows as follows:
RS row 1: S1, k3, * yo, k3tog, yo, k5; repeat from * (knit last few) to 3sts, Kfb, k2.
RS row 3: Sl, knit to last 3 sts, Kfb, k2.
RS row 5: S1, k3, * yo, k3tog, yo, k5; repeat from * (knit last few) to 3sts, Kfb, k2.
RS row 7: S1, knit to last 3sts, Kfb, k2.
RS row 9: Sl, k7, * yo, k3tog, yo, k5; repeat from * (knit last few) to 3sts, Kfb, k2.
RS row 11: S1, knit to last 3sts, Kfb, k2.
RS row 13: S1, k7, * yo, k3tog, yo, k5; repeat from * (knit last few) to 3sts, Kfb, k2.
RS row 15: S1, knit to last 3sts, Kfb, k2.
completion of rows 1-16: (28, 36, 44, 52, 60sts) (78, 86, 94, 102, 110sts) (128, 136, 144, 152, 160sts)
Repeat eyelet rows 1-16 five times. (60sts) (110sts) (160sts)
Work ten garter ridges as follows:
RS rows 1-19 (odd rows): S1, knit to last 3sts, Kfb, k2.
WS rows 2-20 (even rows): Sl, knit to end. (70sts) (120sts) (170sts)
Repeat TripCheck eyelet and garter stitch sequence until nearing end of yarn, completing a knit row, and saving 3 times the amount of yarn needed for one row to work the Elastic Bind Off.
RS: Elastic Bind Off: (Cast on, Bind Off, Cap Sease, p123 variation)
Sl, * k1, insert left needle into the front of both stitches on right needle from left to right, and k2togbl; repeat from * to end. (This will elastic bind-off one stitch.)
TripCheck, Lava: 100grams; I completed 152sts. With 10 yards of yarn available, EBO.
finished size: 24" depth, 46" wingspan
blocking: 25" depth, 60" wingspan
Finishing: Tie off. Weave in the tails. Block loosely.
Copyright 2018, Marilynn Blacketer. All rights reserved. 1/16/18
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Here are photos of the process:
|I am always excited when JazzHandz arrives!|
|I gathered supplies.|
|I worked the first TripCheck eyelet repeat and garter ridges.|
|I worked the second TripCheck eyelet repeat and garter ridges.|
|I had enough remaining yarn to work 5 repeats of the third eyelet and an elastic bind-off. In my enthusiasm, I forgot to take a photo before blocking. I blocked the TripCheck Shawlette using mats, wires and pins.|
|"Modeled" photos taken.|