I’m working on the beginning triangles of a new scarf pattern. The triangles get larger and larger until you have the depth of scarf you desire. These triangles will form one of the tails which will hang down the front of the body. I don’t like to have a colour pattern on the tails of a scarf because then I am always fussing to keep the right side of the pattern showing. I decided to try different ways of working eyelets since they look good on both sides.
I put my scarf in the sink while still on the needle and hung it out with my laundry. I wanted to see how deep the scarf was going to be. The white hand-spun really bloomed. Good to know that as I go forward.
Triangle One (on the far left) has eyelets worked on the wrong side of the fabric. This is a 4 row pattern more or less based on a stockinette stitch background:
Right Side Row 1: Knit. Wrong Side Row 2: [YO, P2tog] repeat. Right Side Row 3: Knit. Wrong Side Row 4: Knit. This last row creates a ridge on the Right Side. I really like that the eyelet holes sit between 2 Right Side knit rows. I think the holes look bigger and more defined.
Why bother working the eyelets on the wrong side row? I find that the needle position for working P2tog makes more sense to me and is easier to work than the K2tog. But I get that P2tog may not be your favourite stitch.
So I made Triangle Two with the regular eyelet pattern worked on the Right Side rows with several garter rows in between.
RS Row 1: [YO, K2tog] repeat. Rows 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6: Knit. This pattern places the eyelet holes between two garter ridges.
Just to try that again I worked Triangle 3 with Eyelets worked on the Right Side, every other row. This is one you are probably quite familiar with.
RS Row 1: [YO, K2tog] repeat. WS Row 2: Knit.
One more triangle, Triangle Four, and back to the beginning with the P2tog eyelets because, well I’d had enough of the other ones. This time I added a second colour. Same 4 row pattern though.
With Main Colour, work RS Row 1: Knit. WS Row 2: [YO, P2tog] repeat.
With Contrast Colour, work RS Row 3: Knit. WS Row 4: Knit.
I have to say I loved this last one and was sorry when the triangle was finished. I’m going to have to use this again somewhere soon. Do you want another look at my laundry?
There are many ways to use eyelets. These were a couple of easy combinations. Enjoy.
Stay safe and happy knitting,
Any Gauge and Gauge-Free patterns by Deb
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