The most beautiful part of the autumn is here and I have even had the pleasure of seeing some leaves in their new splendid colours. Autumn has always been my knitting season above all others and this year is no exception. I am currently doing the last knitting for my exhibition, that will open October 2, and in two weeks I’m leaving home for a week of building and hanging of all the knitted objects. I will also translate many of my pattern so you Swedish knitters out there can look forward to patterns in your native language. Apart from actually visiting the exhibition, that is.

For the rest of you it is time to accessorize. Today I will publish a pattern for a men’s hat, the Pentacle Cap, which shows a discreetly cabled pentacle on top of a ribbed hat. This might be the one for those of you not brave enough to carry the full pentagram on the top of your head.

Colder days mean colder floors so the feet will have get warm too, and they will through the Little Luxuries pattern, giving three different variations of a mohair and wool blended slipper, including bows and beads. I was taking the pictures this week, together with my excellent photographer Patrik Petroff (who has taken all the pattern pictures with me in them) so it won’t be a long wait for that pattern now. For those of you who aren’t frilly enough for that sort of embellishment the Sneaker Slipper is also coming up with its recognisable three stripes decoration which brings outdoors sport to indoors floors.

A scarf pattern is also coming up, after all what is autumn without scarves? This one will use those pretty art yarns, that you so often bring home without knowing what to do with them. Having done that myself so many times I had to design something for them. I’m using Napoli for my scarf but you could easily use Noro Silk Garden or any other of those beautiful, but expensive, colour variegated yarns. So start going through those bins of left over skeins and I’ll promise you there will be a pattern for them before the end of September.

I must off course design a shawl pattern for autumn, as well, so when a knitting friend of mine recently celebrated her birthday I took the chance of designing something for her as  gift. I had wanted to make a sea shawl for a long time and her love of the sea matched my shawl idea perfectly. It is knitted in domino knitting, or modular knitting, as you might call it, and has a sea shell/waves of the sea motif that uses the colour variations of a blue-grey-white yarn that will bring out thoughts of a stormy sea with foamy waves in various shades of blue and grey. I’m waiting for the sample – I will not knit this one myself – but once that is done it will be published.

As usual I have also taken part in a challenge in Project Yarnway on Ravelry. The theme for August was “back to school” which made me think of hauling around a laptop and that I needed to have a knitted cover for mine. So here is my laptop cover with i-cord edgings; the i-case. It is felted and the pattern will include instructions for both felting and keeping it to the correct size.

There you have seven patterns to look forward too, and above that there will be a pattern of mine in the upcoming Winter issue of Twist Collective Magazine. It was one of those secret submissions I have been working on this summer and I hope you’ll like it once it is published. It is very much in line what I usually design but that is all I can tell you for now. The rest is still a secret…

In case you think I cannot count: the seventh pattern will be a surprise!

Happy accessorizing!

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The Carry on, cover up is a shawl, scarf and shrug, all in one piece of knitting. The sides of the shawl can be buttoned together where ever one wishes, trough paired buttons that can be removed when used a shawl. It is the perfect travel garment that will give you a warming scarf, shawl or a light cover up in the form of a shrug, when only packing a few items for a quick get-away.

The pattern is easy and even though there are increases (actually just skipped over decreases) and decreases to keep track of, it will be a walk in the park to knit. The extended pattern instructions include both written instructions, charts and a working order listing complete with row and stitch counts for all three sizes. A perfect easy knitting project for travelling both during and after knitting.

Sizing

Size: XS/S (M/L, XL/XXL)
End width: 29 (29, 29) cm, 11.25 (11.25, 11.25) inches
Middle width: 32 (35, 38) cm, 12.5 (13.75, 15) inches
Length: 150 (155, 160) cm, 59 (61, 63) inches
The shawl will stretch slightly lengthwise when worn as a shrug.

About the yarn

Marks & Kattens Fame trend is a colour variegated yarn with long colour reports. Look at both ends of your skeins before you start knitting so that you can decide which ends that match the best to make sure that the join in of the new skein will follow the colour changes.

Main Yarn:  Marks och Kattens Fame trend, 2 skeins (total: 200 g, ca 840 m)
Additional yarn:   Garnstudio Drops Alpaca, 1 skein (or other alpaca yarn, ca10 g/35 m is used for the pattern)
Colours:   Multicoloured yarn with long colour reports (Marks & Kattens Fame trend)
Purple or other matching colour (Garnstudio Drops Alpaca, edge yarn)
Other materials:   32 buttons with hanks, size 13 mm/0.5”
Needle:   4 mm/US 6 or size required to achieve stated gauge (main yarn).
3.5 mm/US 4 or size required to achieve stated gauge (additional yarn).
Tension/Gauge: 24 st = 10 cm/4” in stockinette using main yarn (needle 4 mm/US 6).
24 st= 10 cm/4” in pattern B using main yarn (needle 4 mm/US 6).
22 st = 10 cm/4” in garter stitch using additional yarn (needle 3.5 mm /US 4).

Technique

Difficulty: Easy
Stitches used: knit, purl, yarn over, decreasing, double decreasing

Getting it!

The pattern for the Carry on, over up is available as a pdf-file for $5 at my Etsyshop or through  Ravelry (available without an account). It has instructions for both cabled and ribbed edge in three sizes. The pattern has written instructions a well as a chart for the cables.

Ravelry – pattern listing with option to buy and download
Etsy – buy trough my store

We are half way through august all ready and autumn is just around the corner with its colour changes, crispy clear days and the return of wool knitting. I really love knitting in the autumn, and when ever I have in years past slipped away from the web of knitting it is always the coming of autumn that has brought me back again. This year I am working on patterns with lots of colours that will pick up both leaves and sky and join them together in this best of knitting seasons. I promise you that there will be wool and bright colours in patterns to come.

But before that we still have the last days of summer knitting and, as promised, I am now publishing my travel shawl the Carry on, Cover up shawl, scarf and shrug all-in-one in time for the last days of summer and the first needs of scarves and shrugs. It is an easy knit so it is also a perfect travel knitting for these last vacation days. The pattern was my entry in the Project Yarnway challenge for the month of June and I seem to be doing well because I won with that pattern, my second win in a row!

Speaking of Project Yarnway, I can give you a sneak peek at an upcoming pattern, that was last month’s entry for me: the Little Luxuries slippers. They are meant to both cover the need for slippers when the floors starts to get cold as well as add a little bit of luxury when curling up in the colder months to come. They are also a perfect last minute gift since the pattern will have individual sizes, so no need to try them on the unknowing gift receiver, and they are a really quick knit. I timed my last pair to four hours, from cast on to the tying of the bow, so when in need you can always knit a pair of slippers this winter.

Apart from that I have the great pleasure to tell you that in a month and a half there will be an exhibition of my knitted design at Tändsticksmusseet (the Match Museum) in Jönköping, Sweden, where I grew up. It will open on October 2, and last until the end of the year. So apart from the pattern workings I am now knitting day and night to get all the special pieces ready for the exhibition. If you are close by I hope you will come and see my things! Look for updates on times and links to the museums web page ahead.

Until next time I wish you all very wooly autumn.

In an hour or so June is over and if you’re following my pattern publishing you might think by now that I have taken an early summer vacation from knitting and designing. Believe me when I’m saying that you couldn’t be farther from the truth. I have done very little but planned, swatched, designed and knitted this month. The only thing I haven’t been able to fit in is doing the final pattern editing for publication. But that will change very soon and here’s a heads up on what to expect in the near future.

I am currently taking part in a design competition on Ravelry, called Project Yarnway. It is based on the Project Runway format and has monthly challenges on different themes. The theme for May was Learning Curve and for that we needed to learn a technique that we hadn’t mastered before and design an object that would be appropriate for someone new to the technique. With a lifetime of knitting and crocheting behind me I had a hard time finding anything that I hadn’t done many times before but eventually settled for double knitting which I had never tried. I designed a jewel bag to use while travelling and used the particular properties of the technique to create a padded bag with two pockets. To my great happiness I won the professional category with it! So now I have decided to publish the pattern together with other knitted travel cases in the same technique.

This month challenge was Escape to Nowhere. For that we had to create a design for a fabulous getaway. I made a versatile shawl, thin enough to double as a scarf, and with the extra option of buttoning up the edges to create a long sleeved shrug. At least one shawl is always in my bag (and another one is probably on me) when I travel so this was the perfect object for me.

A line of yarn overs at each edge creates the buttonholes. This, together with the loose pairs of buttons makes for a very flexible choice in the buttoning up of the shawl. It is knitted in a colour variegated yarn that brings out the waves in the pattern.

I had all ready planned to publish the pattern so when a girl in my knitting group asked for it I decided to move it up in the queue. Since it is a shrug as well as a shawl it will be written in three sizes and as soon as I have worked out the numbers it will be published.

June is also a popular month for weddings and this year my family joined in the tradition. My stepsister got married and I took that as a great excuse to design and knit a wedding shawl appropriate both for the bride, who might need a bit more cover up in the church, as well as for bridesmaids and guests.

I made it in a soft white colour laced through with a golden thread which added a bit of sparkle. The white kid mohair yarn makes it perfect for a bride but I can also easily imagine it in a colour matching the colour of the dress one is wearing since the colour choices in kidsilk yarns is almost endless.

More pictures as well as the pattern itself will be here soon!

Last but not least I have also, after a request, started working through a design I made last winter. At the time I was obsessed with slippers since every where I went the floors seemed too cold to wear nothing but socks. I wasn’t the only one in the family that was suffering and to be able to help the male parts of the family I designed a Sneaker Slipper that took its look from the famous design with the side stripes.

A friend spotted them on Ravelry and asked me to publish the pattern. It takes some counting, since I want them to have individual sizes rather than just stretch like a sock, but I will eventually get around to that as well.

I have since the long winter months discovered that slippers are a great summer wear when the windows are open and there’s a breeze on the floor boards that chills your feet even in warmer weather. And before we know it autumn knitting will be here so what better to do than to gear up with a couple of balls of yarn and a slipper pattern so that your feet will be warm in the colder months to come?

Apart from all this I have also sent in submissions to pattern publishing – of which I can’t tell you anything until it’s published but count on some nice winter patterns to come! – and there’s another deadline for that coming up in the midst of July so bear with me if I’m a bit slow in producing the actual patterns right now. I promise to make it up to you with plenty of knitting to do once the fall season is in sight.

Until then, happy summer knitting!

This shawl is made for the Arthurian queen Guinevere. According to legend she is the May Queen and where she walks white flowers will grow to mark her steps. The shawl shows her greenery with an all over leaf pattern while the fringes includes her white flowers.

Sizing
Size: 48 x 150 cm + fringes

The size is measured over 6 pattern repeats in Big Verona. Knit a swatch if you’re using a different yarn and calculate your size from that.

About the yarn
The main yarn in the shawl is Järbo garn Big Verona. It’s a colour varied yarn that comes to the stores twice a year and always in new colours. The shawl calls for one skein of Big Verona so it is easy to knit up in whatever colour strikes your fancy from the current colour range. If you’re having trouble finding a suitable varied green try and knit it in a solid colour or change yarn all together.

The fringes are worked in Svarta fåret Raggsocksgarn and Twilleys of Stamford Freedom Gorgeous D.K. but they can easily be worked in any yarn with a suitable colour and weight.

Main Yarn:     Järbo garn Big Verona, 1 skein (total: 200 g, ca 500 m)
Additional yarn:   Svarta fåret Raggsocksgarn, 1 skein (total amount used ca 12 g, 20 m)
Twilleys of Stamford Freedom Gorgeous D.K., 1 skein (50 g, ca 12 m)
Colours:    Multicoloured green with long colour reports (Järbo Garn Big Verona)
Mixed green (Svarta fåret Raggsocksgarn, fringe yarn)
Off white (Twilleys of Stamford Freedom Gorgeous D.K., fringe yarn)

Needle:     5 mm/US 8
Other tools:    3 mm crochet hook
Tension/Gauge: 12 st in pattern (one pattern repeat) = 7,5 cm after blocking.

Technique
Difficulty: Easy
Stitches used: knit, purl, yarn over, decreasing, short rows, crocheted cast-on
Other craft: simple crocheting

Abbreviations
st(s)                 stitch(es)
k                      knit
p                      purl
yo                   yarn over
k2tog              knit 2 together
skpo               slip, knit, pass slipped stitch over – one stitch decreased
sk2po             slip, knit2tog, passed slipped stitch over – two stitches decreased knitwise
sl                     slip one stitch
tbl                   through back loop

Crochet abbreviations (English)
ch            chain stitch
dc            double crochet
tr             treble crochet
sl st         slip stitch

Observe that the pattern uses the English crochet abbreviations and that they are different from the American. You can find a conversion chart here.

The shawl pattern

The shawl is one size with the pattern written for 6 pattern repeats with 12 stitches each + 7 stitches for the edges. Number of repeats are indicated after the repetitions. For a different size knit a swatch, block and measure and calculate number of repetitions and change accordingly.

The pattern uses a crocheted cast on which looks very similar to a cast off. This could be substituted for another type of cast on if preferred.

General  reminders
All rows begins with slip one. This is included in the pattern.
All wrong side rows are purled except for the first and the last stitch.

Cast on
Cast on 79 st with Big Verona using crochet cast on.
Knit one row. Continue in pattern (row 1)

Rows
Row 1: sl1, k2tog, yo, [k1, yo, k3, skpo, k1, k2tog, k3, yo] 6 times, k1, yo, k2tog tbl, k1.
Row 2: sl1, p77, k1
Row 3: sl1, k2tog, yo, [k2, yo, k2, skpo, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k1] 6 times, k1, yo, k2tog tbl, k1.
Row 4: sl1, p77, k1
Row 5: sl1, k2tog, yo, [k1, yo, skpo, yo, k1, skpo, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, yo] 6 times, k1, yo, k2tog tbl, k1.
Row 6: sl1, p77, k1
Row 7: sl1, k2tog, yo, [k1, yo, skpo, k1, yo, skpo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo] 6 times, k1, yo, k2tog tbl, k1.
Row 8: sl1, p77, k1
Row 9: sl1, k2tog, yo, [k1, yo, skpo, k2, yo, sk2po, yo, k2, k2tog, yo] 6 times, k1, yo, k2tog tbl, k1.
Row 10:     sl1, p77, k1
Row 11: sl1, k2tog, yo, [k1, k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, skpo] 6 times, k1, yo, k2tog tbl, k1.
Row 12: sl1, p77, k1
Row 13: sl1, k2tog, yo, [k1, k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, skpo] 6 times, k1, yo, k2tog tbl, k1.
Row 14: sl1, p77, k1
Row 15: sl1, k2tog, yo, [k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, skpo] 6 times, k1, yo, k2tog tbl, k1.
Row 16: sl1, p77, k1
Row 17: sl1, k2tog, yo, [k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k1 yo, skpo, yo, k1, skpo] 6 times, k1, yo, k2tog tbl, k1.
Row 18: sl1, p77, k1
Row 19: sl1, k2tog, yo, [k1, k2tog, yo, k1 k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skpo, k1, yo, skpo] 6 times, k1, yo, k2tog tbl, k1.
Row 20: sl1, p77, k1
Row 21: sl1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skpo, k2, yo, [sk2po, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skpo, k2, yo] 5 times, skpo, yo, k2tog tbl, k1.
Row 22: sl1, p77, k1
Row 23: sl1, k2tog, yo, [k1, yo, k3, skpo, k1, k2tog, k3, yo] 6 times, k1, yo, k2tog tbl, k1.
Row 24: sl1, p77, k1

Make a total of 11 repetitions of  row 1-24. End with row 23.
Cast off  in knitting.

Making up

Steam gently while stretching the shawl to correct size. If you are using a yarn with natural fibers block instead of steaming.

Make twisted fringes by adding a double length of green yarn (Svarta fåret Raggsocksgarn) to the edge of the shawl. Twist the individual strands of yarn in the yarn twist direction. Let go of the ends so that the added rotations twists the two strands together. Secure with a knot at the end. Make a total of 13 fringes per side (two per pattern repeat plus one).

Crocheted flowers

Special abbreviation
ch-ar       chain 1 around the fringe strand by putting the yarn under the strand and the needle loop over the strand.
tr-ar        treble crochet around the fringe strand by putting the yarn under the strand and the needle loop over the strand.

Use the end knot or make a knot on the fringe where you want the flower.
Use off white yarn (Twilleys of Stamford Freedom Gorgeous D.K).
All trebles are done into the first circle.

Flower at the end of a fringe strand
Round 1:       ch1, ch-ar, ch2, ch-ar, ch1, sl st into first ch to make a circle.
Round 2        ch 2 (=tr1), ch5, tr1, tr-ar, ch5, tr2, ch5, tr2, ch5, tr2, ch5, tr1, sl st into second chained st to close.

Flower at the middle of a fringe strand
Round 1:       ch1, ch-ar, ch2, ch-ar, ch1, sl st into first ch to make a circle.
Round 2        ch 2 (=tr1), ch5, tr1, tr-ar, ch5, tr2, ch5, tr2, ch2, ch-ar, ch2, tr2, ch5, tr1, sl st into second chained st to close.

Fasten threads and trim off excess yarn from fringe strands. Press flowers gently.

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The contents of this pattern and its knitted design are subject to copyright. Even though it’s offered for free please respect the copyright and use this pattern only for your personal non-commercial use. Do not publish it without the designers consent, distribute or sell electronic or paper copies of this pattern, or commercially sell any items produced using the directions in this pattern. © CarolineCreations 2010

Some yarns, especially those with mixed colours over long stretches, look so good in the skeins but it’s not easy to capture that beauty into the knitted object. Duo has long stretches of one colour before changing to the next one and I wanted that to show. So I came up with this domino knitted shawl where each square will be different from the next one depending on where in the yarn I am while starting the square.

The Morrighan is the Celtic goddess of death and war and she can be seen as a crow or raven flying over the battlefield. She is also a goddess of passion and are often depicted in black and red. Her time of the year is the beginning of November when the earth gets to rest for the winter. This is a large shawl for snuggling up in during that time.

About the yarn
Järbo Garn Duo is a multicoloured yarn with reds varying from cherry black to strawberry pink. The colour reports are very long so it will take many squares before the same colour returns. If you can’t find a yarn with this colour pattern I suggest that you try and do it in different solid colour reds or with a thinner yarn and two strands of different colour reds held together for greater variation.

Main Yarn:     Järbo Garn Duo, 3 skeins (total: 200 g, ca 1000 m)
Järbo Garn Vinga, 2 skeins (total: 200 g, ca 382 m)
Additional yarn:    Ribbon yarn, ca 200 m, for the fringe
Cotton bouclé yarn, ca 200 m, for the fringe
Colours:    Multicoloured red with long colour reports (Järbo Garn Duo)
Black (Järbo Garn Vinga, fringe yarn)

Needle:     6 mm/US 10 (preferably a short circular needle)
Other tools:    5,5 mm crochet hook
Smaller crochet hook (for adding fringes)
Tension/Gauge: 14 st = 10 cm

Technique
Difficulty: Easy
Stitches used: knit, purl, decreasing, purled decreasing, one stranded cast on, picking up stitches,
Other craft: basic crocheting

Abbreviations
st(s)  – stitch(es)
k  – knit
p  – purl
k2tog  – knit 2 together
p2tog  – Purl 2 together
skp  – slip, knit, pass slipped stitch over – one stitch decreased
sp2p  – slip, purl2tog, passed slipped stitch over – two stitches decreased purlwise
sl    slip one stitch

Special abbreviations
p-sl1p-s   –  purl 1, slip 1 purlwise, put both stitches back on the left needle, slip the second stitch over the purled stitch and put the purled stitch back on the right needle.

Shawl

The shawl is made up of individually knitted squares started at the tip of the shawl and worked upwards towards the shoulders. The squares after the first one is made by casting on stitches for the edge and picking up stitches from the previous square. Triangles form the line at the top edge. A short circular needle will probably be the most comfortable to use for the squares and triangles.

The placement of the squares should be varied according to the coming colour on the skein so that very similar colours do not end up at the same place. Compare the skein to the squares and make a square where it contrasts to the surrounding squares. Make 78 squares and 13 triangles for a really large shawl or stop earlier for a smaller size.

General reminders
The first row after casting on/picking up stitches is always purled from the wrong side. The first st on every row is always knit (unless slipped for decreases).

Squares

Casting on for squares
First square: With Järbo Garn Vinga (black), cast on 39 st with one stranded cast on technique.
Squares at left edge: With Järbo Garn Vinga (black), cast on 20 sts with one stranded cast on technique. Continue at the right edge of the square from the previous row of squares and pick up 19 st (= 39 st)
Squares at right edge: With Järbo Garn Vinga (black), pick up 19 st at the left side of the in the previous row of squares and continue by casting on 20 st with one stranded cast on technique (= 39 st).
Squares in the middle: With Järbo Garn Vinga (black), pick up 19 st from left side of the square from the previous row, pick up 1 st from the top of the square between the ones from previous row, pick up 19 st from the right side of the square from the previous row.

Rows for squares
Row 1:     p 18, sp2p, p 18 (= 37 st)
Row 2:     change to Järbo Garn Duo (red), k 16, skp, k 1, k2tog, k 16 (= 35 st)
Row 3:     p all st (= 35 st)
Row 4:     k 15, skp, k 1, k2tog, k 15 (= 33 st)
Row 5:     p 14, p2tog, p 1, p-sl1p-s, p 14 (= 31 st)
Row 6:     k 13, skp, k 1, k2tog, k 13 (= 29 st)
Row 7:     p all st (= 29 st)
Row 8:     k 12, skp, k 1, k2tog, k 12 (= 27 st)
Row 9:     p 11, p2tog, p 1, p-sl1p-s, p 11 (= 25 st)
Row 10:     k 10, skp, k 1, k2tog, k 10 (= 23 st)
Row 11:     p all st (= 23 st)
Row 12:     k 9, skp, k 1, k2tog, k 9 (= 21 st)
Row 13:     p 8, p2tog, p 1, p-sl1p-s, p 8 (= 19 st)
Row 14:     k 7, skp, k 1, k2tog, k 7 (= 17 st)
Row 15:     p all st (= 17 st)
Row 16:     k 6, skp, k 1, k2tog, k 6 (= 15 st)
Row 17:     p 5, p2tog, p 1, p-sl1p-s, p 5 (= 13 st)
Row 18:     k 4, skp, k 1, k2tog, k 4 (= 11 st)
Row 19:     p all st (= 11 st)
Row 20:     k 3, skp, k 1, k2tog, k 3 (= 9 st)
Row 21:     p 2, p2tog, p 1, p-sl1p-s, p 2 (= 7 st)
Row 22:    k 1, skp, k 1, k2tog, k 1 (= 5 st)
Row 23:    p all st (= 5 st)
Row 24:    skp, k 1, k2tog (=3 st)
Row 25:    sp2p (= 1 st), break of yarn and pull the end through the last stitch.

Triangles

Casting on for triangles
Triangle at right edge: With Järbo Garn Vinga (black), cast on 20 sts with one stranded cast on technique. Continue at the right edge of the square from the previous row of squares and pick up 19 st (= 39 st)
Triangle at left edge: With Järbo Garn Vinga (black), pick up 1 st from the top of the square between the ones from previous row, 19 st at the left side of the in the previous row of squares and continue by casting on 20 st with one stranded cast on technique (= 40 st).
Triangles in the middle: With Järbo Garn Vinga (black), pick up 1 st from the top of the square between the ones from previous row, pick up 19 st from left side of the square from the previous row, pick up 1 st from the top of the square between the ones from previous rows, pick up 19 st from the right side of the square from the previous row (= 40 st).

Observe that there is one picked up stitch between the triangles which makes the total number of stitches 40 for the middle and left side triangles. These stitches are not knit but will be left for the top edge. 2 stitches are left on the needle at the first turn on these triangles.

Rows for triangles
The triangles are made by doing short rows on the middle of the squares. Each row is 1 st shorter than previous row at each end before the turn. Leave the unknit stitches on the needles and transfer all of the stitches to a strand of yarn or knit picks cable when finished.

Row 1:    sl, p 17, sp2p, p 17, turn
Row 2:     change to Järbo Garn Duo (red), sl, k 14, skp, k 1, k2tog, k 14, turn
Row 3:     sl, p 29, turn
Row 4:     sl, k 11, skp, k 1, k2tog, k 11, turn
Row 5:     sl, p 9, p2tog, p 1, p-sl1p-s, p 9, turn
Row 6:     sl, k 7, skp, k 1, k2tog, k 7, turn
Row 7:     sl, p 15, turn
Row 8:     sl, k 4, skp, k 1, k2tog, k 4, turn
Row 9:     sl, p 2, p2tog, p 1, p-sl1p-s, p 2, turn
Row 10:     sl, skp, k 1, k2tog, turn
Row 11:     sl, p 3, turn
Row 12:    sl, k 1.
Transfer all stitches to one of the needles and then put them on a strand of yarn or cable needle until all triangles are finished.


Finishing

Edge
Put all the saved stitches from the triangles on a long circular needle. There’s 23 st/triangle + 1 st between the triangles (= 311 st for 13 triangles). Using Järbo Garn Vinga (black), start at the Wright side.
Row 1:    k all st
Row 2:    p all st
Row 3:    k, *p1 k1* to end.
Row 4:    k all p st, p all k st (moss stitch). Continue with moss stitch for two more rows. Cast of in moss stitch.

Making up
Fasten all threads from the squares and triangles. Block or press lightly (follow directions for the yarn).
Start at the top corner and do one row of crochet around the tip up to the other top corner.
Cut double lengths of fringes (fringe length ca 15 cm) from ribbon yarn and cotton bouclé yarn (or other yarn of choice). Add the fringe to the crocheted edge.
The fringe could also be made up from different sorts of black waste yarn. Maker sure that you mix them so that the various sorts get spread fairly evenly over the entire fringe.

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