FO 2010 | Shetland Triangle one and two
July 14, 2010
I recently completed my second Shetland Triangle, so felt it was about time to blog about both. What can be said about this pattern that hasn’t been said already? Ravelry boasts a total of 3169 projects, and counting, and I already know I’ll be making at least one more. Let’s get on to the details!
Shetland Triangle One
I had initially purchased 3 skeins of Socks that Rock heavyweight in Grawk (one of those awesome Raven colorways) for a February Lady Sweater for myself. Since that time, many moons ago, my plans for the yarn changed. I destashed one skein and then in a fit of unable-to-get-rid-of-you-cause-you-are-so-pretty, I cast on for the Shetland Triangle with the other two.
Socks that Rock heavyweight is more of a sport-weight yarn, so I knit this up on US 7 / 4.5mm needles. Heeding the advice from a fellow knitter, I made sure to leave enough yarn for the edging, since the cast off takes up a fair amount of yarn. From start to finish, this took 11 days and I got 13 repeats done before the edge chart.
I wet blocked but not aggressively enough. After a couple of hours off the pins, being completely dry, it started to pucker up again. Do you think it has to do with the yarn or does it need a more vigorous blocking? Any tips are greatly appreciated!
I made no modifications and absolutely adore this knitted triangle. Once it was finished, it became my go-to neck warmer during the end of the long winter in Philadelphia and it has become my throw-in-my-bag scarf this summer in case air conditioning is particularly frosty in some establishments.
Sadly, I haven’t gotten a good FO picture of it yet, but I blame that on the shoddy blocking. There is nothing but love for this little knit!
US 7 – 4.5 mm
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Heavyweight (1.8 skeins = 630.0 yards)
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Shetland Triangle Two
I’ve been quite enamored with the Swan’s Island Fingering that Rosie’s Yarn Cellar has been stocking for a little while now. I dream of one day knitting a cardigan from this lightweight yarn, but know that will never happen due to the expense and also in preservation of my sanity. Instead, I purchased one skein of this whopping put-up (580yds | 530meters) in the Indigo colorway, with plans of making a gift Shetland Triangle.
I knit this one on US 5 / 3.75mm but probably should have used one size bigger. The fabric is lovely, not too dense and not too loose, but I was hoping to get a larger shawl out of this. More of a scarf-size, I’m still pleased with the outcome. I think I got 14 or 15 repeats before the edging, but truthfully I forgot to write down the number before gifting it.
Gifted to one of my oldest and dearest friends, Laura, for her June birthday, it was received happily. My mom wants one too, since this is the perfect blue and the perfect pattern for what my mom invisions for herself in terms of a classy, yet casual, shawl to throw on when the temperatures dip. I need Rosie’s to get 2 more skeins of this Indigo, and then I’m going to town on a third, but this time with over 1000yds of amazing yarn.
US 5 | 3.5mm
Swan’s Island Certified Organic Fingering Merino (1 skein = 580 yds)
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