As we’re getting married in a public nature preserve, we need to follow strict “carry in/carry out” rules when it comes to decorations for the ceremony. Leave nothing behind but footprints and beautiful memories!
This is a pattern for a simple triangle with a little textural interest. Once I’ve collected enough, they’ll be knit together with a simple I-cord. Then, we can just run in and drape them from a few branches moments before the ceremony!
For One Triangle:
Worsted weight yarn
Sz. 9 (5.5mm) needles
Gauge – 4 to 4.5 (will be heavily blocked)
Cast on 3 stitches (I prefer long-tail, but whatever)
Row 1: k3
Row 2: k1, m1p, k1, m1p, k
Row 3: k1, (p1, k1) 2x
Row 4: k1, p1, m1k, k1, m1k, p1, k1
Row 5: k1, (p1, k1) 3x
Row 6: k1, p1, k1, m1k, k1, m1k, k1, p1, k1
Row 7: k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1
Row 8: (k1, p1, k1) 3x
Row 9: k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1
Row 10: k1, p1, k1, m1k, k to last 3 sts, m1k, k1, p1, k1
Row 11: k1, p1, k1, p to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1
Row 12: k1, p1, k2, (p1, k1) to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1
Row 13: k1, p1, k1, p to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1
Row 14: k1, p1, k1, m1k, k to last 3 sts, m1k, k1, p1, k1
Row 15: k1, p1, k1, p to last 3 sts, k1, p1, k1
Repeat rows 12 through 15 until you have a total of 25 sts (including borders)
K 3 rows in seed stitch, then bind off loosely.
Block so that the top edge is 8″ wide, and the point is 10″ down from the center of top edge.
M1k – pick up the bar between the stitch you just worked and the next stitch on the left needle, knit into this “stitch”
M1p – same as above, but knit into the bar you picked up
Seed stitch: k1, (p1, k1) to end of row
Edited to add:
To my wonderful HPKCHC knitters who want to help me with this massive undertaking, you don’t *have* to follow this pattern! All I ask is that you follow three simple guidelines:
- Yarn should be wool if possible, or a nice-feeling wool blend. These will be sewn together into a blanket after the wedding!
- Colors should be either natural or autumnal. Solid, semi-solid, or striped banners are totally fine, just stick to the orange/brown/red/whatever scheme plz 🙂
- Banners should be able to block to 8″ by 10″