Do you want to learn how to knit a triangle? It’s easy! Just follow these simple steps and you’ll be well on your way to creating this fun and unique shape.
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Supplies You’ll Need
To knit a triangle, you will need a tapestry needle, scissors, and worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice. You will also need a pair of size 9 knitting needles.
Casting On & Knitting The Base
To start, you’ll need to cast on 3 stitches using the long-tail cast on method. You can use any other cast on method you’re comfortable with, but the long-tail cast on will give you a nice, neat edge.
Once you have your 3 stitches cast on, knit every row until your work measures about 10” from the cast on edge. You can make your triangle as big or small as you like – just be sure to knit until your work measures about 10” from the cast on edge before moving on to the next step.
Increasing For The Sides
To make the sides of the triangle longer, you will need to increase the number of stitches on each row. The best way to do this is by adding what are called “side stitches”. For our example, we will add one side stitch at each end of every other row. When you come to the end of a row, simply knit two stitches together (this is called a “knit 2 together” or “k2tog”). Then turn your work so that you are ready to knit the next row. To add a side stitch at the beginning of a row, use what is called a “make one” or “M1” increase. To do this, lift the horizontal strand between the last stitch you knit and the first stitch on the left needle with the tip of your right needle (as if to purl), then knit into the back of this loop. You have now increased by one stitch and created a new side stitch.
Decreasing For The Top
Decreasing For The Top: When you’ve reached the top of your knitting project, you’ll need to start decreasing rather than increasing. This will help to shape your work and make it easier to sew or seam together. To do this, simply knit two stitches together as if they were one stitch. You can do this by inserting your right needle into the first and second stitch on your left needle and then knitting them both off together. You’ll now have one stitch on your right needle where there were two before.
Knitting The Border
Start by casting on the number of stitches you need for the width of your border. For example, if you’re using a sport-weight yarn and you want your border to be about an inch wide, you would need to cast on 24 stitches.
To knit the border, simply knit every stitch for every row. You can use any type of stitch you like for the border, but a simple knit stitch will give you a nice, clean edge.
Once you’ve reached the desired length for your border, bind off all of your stitches and weave in any loose ends.
Weaving In The Ends
As you finish your knitting project, you will need to weave in the ends of your yarn to secure them. This will keep your finished project looking tidy and professional. There are a few different ways that you can weave in the ends of your yarn, but we will show you the easiest way to do it.
Blocking Your Triangle
After you have finished knitting your triangle, you will need to block it. Blocking is a process that allows the stitches to even out and the fabric to lay flat.
To block your triangle, first soak it in lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes. Then, gently squeeze out the excess water and Roll in a towel to remove more moisture. Next, pin your triangle into shape on a blocking board or towel. Finally, allow it to air dry completely before unpinning and using.
Tips & Tricks
There are many things to consider when knitting a triangle. The most important things to keep in mind are the gauge, the type of yarn, and the needle size.
The gauge is the number of stitches per inch that you knit. This is important because it will determine the size of your finished project. The type of yarn you use will also affect the gauge. If you use a thinner yarn, you will need to knit more stitches per inch.
The needle size is also important because it will affect the gauge. If you use a larger needle, you will have fewer stitches per inch.
When choosing a pattern, it is also important to consider the type of yarn you are using. If you are using a thicker yarn, you will need to choose a pattern that has more stitches per inch.
It is also important to choose a pattern that is appropriate for your skill level. If you are a beginner, it is best to choose a pattern that is relatively simple. As you become more experienced, you can choose patterns that are more complex.
Triangle Scarf Pattern
This easy triangle scarf pattern is great for beginners. It uses only basic stitches and is worked in one piece from point to point.
-US 8 / 5mm needles
-Worsted weight yarn in two colors (MC and CC)
1. Using MC, cast on 4 sts. Knit every row.
2. At the beginning of the next row, knit 2sts, then make 1 st by knitting into the front and back of the next st (M1). You will now have 5 sts. Repeat this M1 at the beginning of every RS row until you have 18sts on your needle – 9 garter ridge ridges will have been worked in total.
3. Change to CC and knit 1 row WS. You will now begin working the eyelet rows as follows: knit 2, yarn over, knit 2 together, repeat from * to last st, knit 1 st – 1 st decreased. Work 1 WS row in garter st without decreasing any sts. 4. Repeat these 2 rows until 3 sts rem, ending with a RS row – an eyelet hole will be at each point of the triangle. 5 .Change back to MC and knit 1 WS row then work a RS decrease row as follows: knit 2sts together, yarn over, repeat from * to end of row – 1 st decreased. 6 .Repeat this decreaserow until 1 st rem then cut your yarn and pull through remaining loop to secure – do not fasten off!
Triangle Shawl Pattern
This guide will show you how to knit a triangle shawl. You will need 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn, size 8 needles, and a tapestry needle.
Cast on 3 stitches.
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: knit 1, yo, knit to the end of the row
Row 4: purl
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until you have reached the desired width. To calculate the width, measure from the center of your triangle (the point where all 3 sides meet) to the outer edge.
For example, if you want your shawl to be 60 inches wide, you would need to knit until each side measures 30 inches.
After you have reached the desired width, continue with row 3 until you have 3 stitches left on your needle. Then bind off loosely. Weave in all ends and block as needed.