Tuplet Shawl

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A unique and easy striped crescent shawl using three different shades.

In the world of music a “tuplet” is an irrational rhythm. If the music is a straight 4/4 beat, the tuplet both fits in and stands out adding notes where you don’t expect them – making square music swing. This shawl brings the tuplet to knitting. Instead of knitting back and forth like a straight 4/4 beat, this shawl mixes up the row directions making attractive colorwork stripes with no ends to weave in as you go.

The sample shawl is done in a lovely gradient using three different subtly variegated skeins, but the Tuplet shawl could also be done with solid contrasting colors in any order. Or two solids and a loud busy hand-dyed. You decide.

(pssst, there is a cheat sheet in the product description below)

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Description

the cheat sheet

Remember: all increases are on RS rows.

The stripes are ten pairs of rows that can be thought of like this.

1. dark and light travelling left (Rows 1 & 2)
2. dark coming and going (Rows 3 & 4)
3. light and dark travelling right (Rows 5 & 6)
4. light coming and going (Rows 7 & 8)
5. dark coming and going (Rows 9 & 10)
6. light and dark travelling left (Rows 11 & 12)
7. light coming and going (Rows 13 & 14)
8. dark and light travelling right (Rows 15 & 16)
9. dark coming and going (Rows 17 & 18)
10. light coming and going. (Rows 19 & 20)

Each of the three notes below portray the same information in different ways; so the one that makes sense to you is the one you should use.

NOTE 1: There are 6 row types in the twenty rows of pattern repeat.

Row type A: K2, m1l, k to marker, sm, k to next marker, sm, m1r, k to marker, m1l, sm, k to next marker, sm, knit to last 2 sts, m1r, k2. 4 sts increased.

Row type B: P2, sm, m1l, k to marker, sm, k to next marker, sm, m1r, k to marker, m1l, sm, k to next marker, sm, knit to last 2 sts, m1r, sm, p2. 4 sts increased.

Row type C: P2, m1l, knit to marker, m1r, sm, k to next marker, sm, m1r, k1, m1l, knit to 1 before marker, m1r, k1, m1l, sm, knit to marker, sm, m1l, knit to last 2 sts, m1r, p2. 8 sts increased.

Row type D: K2, m1l, knit to marker, m1r, sm, k to next marker, sm, m1r, k1, m1l, knit to 1 before marker, m1r, k1, m1l, sm, knit to marker, sm, m1l, knit to last 2 sts, m1r, k2. 8 sts increased.

Row type E: K2, purl to last two sts, k2.

Row type F: Purl.

The instructions for the 20 rows, paired, and labeled by row type from above.

Row 1 [RS]: With dark, work row type A. Do not turn; slide sts back to start of the row.
Color 3 remains hanging at the far end of the RS row, on the left.
Row 2 [RS]: With light, work row type B. Turn work.

Row 3 [WS]: With dark, purl. Turn work.
Row 4 [RS]: With dark, work row type C. Turn work.

Row 5 [WS]: With light, purl. Slide sts back to start of row.
Row 6 [WS]: With dark, work row type E. Turn work.

Row 7 [RS]: With light, work row type D. Turn work.
Row 8 [WS]: With light, work row type E. Turn work.

Row 9 [RS]: With dark, work row type D. Turn work.
Row 10 [WS]: With dark, work row type E. Turn work.

Row 11 [RS]: With light, work row type A. Slide sts back to start of row.
Row 12 [RS]: With dark, work row type B. Turn work.

Row 13 [WS]: With light, purl. Turn work.
Row 14 [RS]: With light, work row type C. Turn work.

Row 15 [WS]: With dark, purl. Slide sts back to start of row.
Row 16 [WS]: With light, work row type E. Turn work.

Row 17 [RS]: With dark, work row type D. Turn work.
Row 18 [WS]: With dark, work row type E. Turn work.

Row 19 [RS]: With light, work row type D. Turn work.
Row 20 [WS]: With light, work row type E. Turn work.

NOTE 2: A table. Color and text boldness indicate dark vs light rows.

Row Knitting Direction Row Type # Increased Row description
20 E K2, purl to last two sts, k2.
19 D 8 K2, m1l, knit to marker, m1r, sm, k to next marker, sm, m1r, k1, m1l, knit to 1 before marker, m1r, k1, m1l, sm, knit to marker, sm, m1l, knit to last 2 sts, m1r, k2.
18 E K2, purl to last two sts, k2.
17 D 8 K2, m1l, knit to marker, m1r, sm, k to next marker, sm, m1r, k1, m1l, knit to 1 before marker, m1r, k1, m1l, sm, knit to marker, sm, m1l, knit to last 2 sts, m1r, k2.
16 E K2, purl to last two sts, k2.
15 F Purl.
14 C 8 P2, m1l, knit to marker, m1r, sm, k to next marker, sm, m1r, k1, m1l, knit to 1 before marker, m1r, k1, m1l, sm, knit to marker, sm, m1l, knit to last 2 sts, m1r, p2.
13 F Purl.
12 B 4 P2, sm, m1l, k to marker, sm, k to next marker, sm, m1r, k to marker, m1l, sm, k to next marker, sm, knit to last 2 sts, m1r, sm, p2.
11 A 4 K2, m1l, k to marker, sm, k to next marker, sm, m1r, k to marker, m1l, sm, k to next marker, sm, knit to last 2 sts, m1r, k2.
10 E K2, purl to last two sts, k2.
9 D  8 K2, m1l, knit to marker, m1r, sm, k to next marker, sm, m1r, k1, m1l, knit to 1 before marker, m1r, k1, m1l, sm, knit to marker, sm, m1l, knit to last 2 sts, m1r, k2.
8 E K2, purl to last two sts, k2.
7 D 8 K2, m1l, knit to marker, m1r, sm, k to next marker, sm, m1r, k1, m1l, knit to 1 before marker, m1r, k1, m1l, sm, knit to marker, sm, m1l, knit to last 2 sts, m1r, k2.
6 E K2, purl to last two sts, k2.
5 F Purl.
4 C 8 P2, m1l, knit to marker, m1r, sm, k to next marker, sm, m1r, k1, m1l, knit to 1 before marker, m1r, k1, m1l, sm, knit to marker, sm, m1l, knit to last 2 sts, m1r, p2.
3 F Purl.
2 B 4 P2, sm, m1l, k to marker, sm, k to next marker, sm, m1r, k to marker, m1l, sm, k to next marker, sm, knit to last 2 sts, m1r, sm, p2.
1 A 4 K2, m1l, k to marker, sm, k to next marker, sm, m1r, k to marker, m1l, sm, k to next marker, sm, knit to last 2 sts, m1r, k2.

NOTE 3: This is the chart I used when knitting mine. It shows knitting direction, color, the garter stitch edging, and how many stitches are increased for each row.

Cheat Chart for Tuplet

 

I hope this helps. Don’t forget you can always get in on the discussion over in Ravelry. Now, get out there and have fun with color.

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