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Sheltie Triangle

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Sheltie Triangle
Sheltie Triangle
Sheltie Triangle
Sheltie Triangle
Sheltie Triangle
Sheltie Triangle

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increase/decrease\

Pattern Description:

This simple, everyday triangle in three sizes (doll, petite, tall) is distinguished by the fluid drama of its wavy hem, worked in a random mix of natural colors, determined by the knitter. The hem lace is a variation of the feather and fan motif, seen in traditional Scottish hap shawls. This design is a tribute to those timeless beauties, now worked in a modern one-piece construction. Because the hap was a workaday garment, this version is named for the Shetland sheepdog, which also sports a coat of dramatic shading in brown, gray, and white.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.


21 sts and 42 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch (unblocked)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 9(22, 31) inches long at center back and 23(56, 75) inches wide across top edge


  • approximately 30(250, 400) yards MC; 25(150, 275) yards CC; 25(75, 125) yards AC
  • size 6US (4.0 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge

Suggested yarn:

400 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Bare Naked Wools Breakfast Blend


Bakery Rye

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