Triangle Necklace

Knit a reversible triangle necklace as an instant gratification project or quick gift for a loved one!

MATERIALS

  • leftover yarn in two or more colors
  • knitting needles that will give you a tight fabric (eg. 2-2.5 mm needles for fingering weight yarn)
  • 2-4 jump rings
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle

Optional:

  • lobers clasp
  • flat-nosed pliers
Materials needed: Yarn, knitting needles, necklace chain, 1 or 2 lobster clasps, 4 jump rings, scissors, optional: flat-nosed pliers

ABBREVIATIONS

CO = cast on
k = knit
k2tog = knit two stitches together
kfb = knit into front and back of stitch (increase)
p = purl
R = row(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip (purlwise)
st/sts = stitch/stitches
tbl = through the back loop
WS = wrong side
wyif = with yarn in front

INSTRUCTIONS

Knit 2 triangles, one with increases on the beginning of the RS rows (triangle 1), the other with increases at the end of the RS rows (triangle 2), then seam both pieces together with an I-cord. Attach jump rings to two corners, then attach chain (with optional clasp) to the jump rings to finish your necklace!

Feel free to switch colors to create stripe patterns or color blocks, whenever you like. I recommend introducing a new color when starting a RS row only.

TRIANGLE 1

CO 3 sts.

R1 (WS): k to last st, sl1 wyif

R2 (RS): kfb, k to last st, sl1 wyif
R3 (WS): k to last st, sl1 wyif

Repeat R2-3 to desired length.

Bind-off all sts.

Two pieces of of the triangle necklace side by side

TRIANGLE 2

CO 3 sts.

R1 (WS): k to last st, sl1 wyif

R2 (RS): k to last 2 sts, kfb, sl1 wyif
R3 (WS): k to last st, sl1 wyif

Repeat R2-3 to desired length.

Bind-off all sts.

Place both triangles on top of each other, with RS facing out, then seam with an attached i-cord as follows (you can hide all yarn ends inside, no need to weave in ends!):

i-Cord Seam

Step 1

CO 3 sts, then pick up and knit 1 st from a selvedge stitch on both pieces, starting at the top left corner.

Step 2

Slide sts to the other end/tip of the needle, and work as follows: k2, k2tog tbl

Step 3

Pick up and knit another stitch from a selvedge stitch on both pieces.

Step 4

Slide sts to the other end/tip of the needle, and work as follows: k2, k2tog tbl

Repeat Steps 3-4 until you reach a corner, then work one I-cord row as follows: k3, then keep repeating Steps 3-4 to the next corner. 

Continue seaming both pieces together with the I-cord until you reach the beginning of the I-cord. Break yarn, and pull tail-end trough remaining 3 sts.

Use tail to seam the end of the i-cord to the beginning, to give the impression of an uninterrupted.

necklace with I-cord seam - side 1
necklace with I-cord seam - side 2

Open the jump rings (using your fingers or a flat-nosed plier), and thread them through the I-cord stitches on the top two corners of the knit triangle pendant.

Attach the chain directly to those jump rings as well (if not using clasps), or attach jump rings to the ends of the necklace chain as well, to connect clasps. 

necklace with jump rings attached

FINISHED!

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