Custom Triyang includes the original Triyang pattern rewritten in a way that allows the plain (garter stitch or stockinette stitch) sections to be combined with the sections from Twou, Vire, and Liy. (Ravelry links: Triyang, Twou, Vire, Liy; blog posts: Triyang, Twou, Vire, Liy.)
The three complex patterns are all designed with the same stitch/row counts for the parts that match up, so they can easily be mixed and matched. These mockups are photoshopped examples using the different samples I knit of each separate pattern, to show approximately how it would look to combine the sections. Check out the versions made by knitters on ravelry to see lots of different actual examples!
You can combine different kinds of stitch patterns in one solid color throughout for a subtler mix-and-match look, like one single yarn with a lace section, a cabled section, and a garter stitch section. I had fun with color for my sample!
This is the custom sample I made, which starts with mixed-weight stockinette stripes for the bottom section 1 – bulky yarns (three different yarns: Patons Classic Wool Roving, Quince & Co Puffin, and Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky) striped with fingering weight (Knit Picks Palette). Instructions for this option are included in the pattern:
Then I switched to Universal Yarn Deluxe Chunky for the rest of the piece, working the middle section in the colorwork pattern from Liy, a 2-color slip-stitch pattern with big eyelet holes:
I used the Vire pattern for the top section, for big, squishy, bulky cables:
This shawl, in bulky weight, is HUGE, like wearing a blanket, so cozy! Like the other collection patterns (besides the original Triyang pattern), the length is determined by the weight/gauge, if you’re using any of the Twou/Vire/Liy pattern sections for the top or bottom parts. But, if you’re just mixing and matching garter stitch, stockinette, and/or a middle section from any of the patterns, then you can make any size with any weight.
This is a tiny mini-sample, made with stockinette for the bottom section, the Vire cabled middle section, and garter stitch for the top section:
So that concludes the Triyang collection! The whole collection is modular, made with increases, decreases, and short rows, no picked up stitches, minimal yarn breaking (none at all if you’re using one single color throughout), designed so that the sections all fit together cleanly and lay flat even when different kinds of stitch patterns are mixed and matched. It’s definitely recommended that you use yarns that will block out, helping everything to smooth out, but as long as you work it all as written there shouldn’t be any major bunching up, pulling in, etc, between the different sections.