So, last post I told you all about the In Triplicate collection, generally; now here’s one of my patterns from it – Transversal is a big rectangle, which can be made wide as a wrap (like my sample), or narrow as a scarf if you prefer.
Like all the In Triplicate patterns, this is designed in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Gaea Sport yarn, which is DK weight – colors Ochroid and Mica. It’s made on size US 5 needles for a pretty dense gauge, making a nice squishy, warm piece. My sample is about 16 inches wide, 48 inches long, nice for wrapping around the neck and shoulders…
Could definitely be worn with a shawl pin if you like…
Or it can be folded in half for a double-thickness extra squishy scarf.
Here’s a closeup of the stitch patterns. It features a nice looking curled slip-stitch edging, and a textured 2-color lace pattern panel running diagonally over a garter stitch striped base, starting at one corner, and then up along the edge once it hits the other side. Once the panel is straight along the side, you can just keep on working until your yarn just about runs out, maximizing your yardage to make your piece as long as possible.
Here it is flat, my large size sample. The pattern is written for small/medium/large, which are all the same length (for yardage estimation purposes – in reality, you can make any size any length) – the small size is half the width of the large (so about 8 inches) and the medium is between them (12 inches). The panel width changes to be more narrow for the smaller sizes, proportionately.
You know how I love pattern flexibility, so I have to tell you, while this is written for this particular yarn, in this one gauge, it can totally be made in any weight, any gauge. It’s just a big rectangle, after all, the most versatile of knitted things. The pattern includes notes on how to make any size, with any weight (basically: cast on any number of stitches, and adjust panel stitches accordingly, but there are some more details in the pattern).
The whole pattern is written and charted. It’s a pretty easy-to-remember repeat pattern – if you pay attention to what you’re doing for the first few repeats, you should be able to knit most of the piece without needing to look at the pattern.
I would LOVE to see this knit up in different kinds of colors – I am super happy with how it looks in these two kind of similar-tone colorways, but I imagine it looking awesome in really contrasting colors!
While this project is definitely on the large end of the scale of things I knit (780 yards total for this large size piece), the pattern is definitely on the short end of the scale of patterns I create – 5 pages total, including the cover page. That’s so short for me! The pattern written+charted and abbreviations takes up 3 pages, so that’s just 1 short page of notes (and photos), so short! So yeah, simpler than most of my designs for sure, since the construction is just a flat rectangle.
That’s Transversal! Can’t think of any more to say about it. I really love the finished item, and will definitely be wearing it this winter. Soft, squishy yarn, grellow garter stitch stripes, and a cool looking textured stitch pattern, can’t go wrong with that!