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Math of Love Triangles shawl

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If you’re after some serious comfort knitting, then the Math of Love Triangles shawl is the knit for you. Its generous size means you’re basically knitting yourself under a blanket as you go, and the DK-weight yarn makes that one very cosy blanket indeed.

And the pattern itself makes it a great chill-out knit. Combining wide bands of garter stitch with panels of simple texture, it’s a knitted meditation that’s perfect for a spot of knitting in front of the TV.

The simple construction, basic stitches, and easy patterns make it a shawl that’s achievable for just about any knitter. And just to make it even easier, the pattern has links to a blog with video instructions of the few stitches you need beyond your basic knit and purl. The pattern contains both written and charted instructions, as well as close-up images of each of the textured sections, so you know exactly what you’re aiming for.

After all, the only math in this shawl is in the name.

Key information
The Math of Love Triangles shawl uses a simple sideways triangle construction, with increases on just one edge. This creates a lovely wide wingspan to keep you warm on even the chilliest of days.

The shawl uses four 100g skeins of DK weight yarn to make it super-squishy and warm. The sample was knitted with three skeins of the main colour, and one of the contrast. The textured panels are achieved using combinations of basic stitches, and all have easy to memorise pattern repeats.

You can find video instructions on how to knit all the stitches you need on the Woolly Badger blog.

Suggested yarn: Any DK weight yarn with decent stitch definition and drape – three 100g skeins of the main colour, and a single 100g skein of contrast.

I used Eden Cottage Yarns Bowland DK (225m/100g) in Tide for the main colour, and Ocean by the Sea Meadow DK (200m/100g) in Papyrus for the contrast. Both yarns are 100% Bluefaced Leicester, giving the finished shawl a subtle sheen. I had around 20g left of each colour at the end of the shawl.
For hints and tips on yarn substitution, have a look at my blog.

Suggested needles (and notions): 4.50mm (US 7) long circular needle

Gauge: Gauge isn’t critical, but the sample measures 19 sts and 29 rows to 10cm (4in) square, measured over garter stitch.

Finished size: Sample measures approx. 179cm (71.5in) along the wingspan, with a cast-off edge of 110cm (44in).
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