Author:
Elisabeth Desamour

Elisabeth is the owner, designer, and maker behind Desamour Designs. As a crochet designer, her goal is to spread the joy of creating to all crocheters through unique patterns and accessible patterns. In her spare time, you will find her on the couch with her two cats, Amy and River, binge-watching episodes of Doctor Who with her yarn and tea.

Meet the Gemini Triangle Scarf Crochet Pattern

Maker
1/6/2020

Hello everyone! I’m so excited to be sharing my first ever shawl pattern with you but before we jump into the pattern, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Elisabeth the designer and blogger behind @desamourdesigns.  I grew up in Haiti where I had the most amazing childhood and learned to crochet. This past December, I celebrated my 9th anniversary of service in the U.S Navy and love every minute of it.

I applied to be a guest blogger on THN life on a whim. When I received the invitation email I was both excited and frightened. Excited because of this amazing opportunity to share my pattern with you all and scared out of my mind because I was deep into my third deployment and things were getting tougher by the day to manage. Being a designer, maker and small business owner serving in the military means you have to be flexible, organized and extremely mindful of your workload. With schedules constantly changing and yarn shipping to the middle east being nightmare, it meant that the little free time I had was to be spent on a pattern wisely.

So before I sent the email to request to pass this amazing opportunity, I regrouped and thought to myself “ you’ve managed 8 months of running a business while managing your career and deployment,  why give up now on such a great opportunity?” I sat down and drew a pattern that could both be quick and stylish.

As faith or luck would have it, Shobha from @serendipitouswool  reach out to me about a collaboration about the same time frame. It just seemed that the stars were aligning in my favor. She and I discussed the yarn, color and arranged for my skeins' long journey to me.

Since I’m limited on time, I focused on writing a rough draft of the pattern while awaiting the yarn. A tip for makers or designers who are service members or have a tremendously busy schedule, writing the pattern ahead of time is key to success. It saves time and while you work the pattern, you can always make changes.

I guess we can call it a perk, but being deployed for a year means you get to go home or anywhere in the world you like for a few days to reset. This time around I got to take a trip to Europe where I spent sometimes with my family traveling between Belgium and France. Although I was still ambivalent about the name, this is when the Gemini Triangle Scarf came to be.  I am a Gemini and the scarf not only shows the complexity and simplicity of who I am, it also shows the contrast between Bahrain, the country in which I started the scarf and Belgium the one in which I finished it. The sharp edges of the textured side represent the ups and downs, sudden turns of my life and personality (if we’re being honest here). I could go on and on as to why the name is perfect for it but simply put the simplicity of the Tunisian simple stitch next to the intricacy of the honeycomb stitch are me, my life choices and experiences put together with yarn and a crochet hook.

Notes

The Gemini Triangle Scarf pattern and photographs are the property of Desamour Designs and are for personal, non-commercial use only. You may not alter, share, or sell this pattern in any way. However, you are more than welcome to sell the finished product. Please credit Desamour Designs by including a link to the pattern listing if you are selling the finished piece online. This pattern was created in collaboration with Shobba from @serendipitouswool. Gemini Triangle Scarf yarns are available in her shop in Avenoir (As pictured) and other colorways using the code DESAMOURDESINGS until January 13th to receive 15% OFF your total order!

Size (after blocking)

Depth of 23 inches and a wingspan of 43 inches

This pattern was created in collaboration with Shobba from @serendipitouswool. Gemini Triangle Scarf kits are available in her shop in Avenoir (As pictured) and other colorways.

Materials

5.5mm| US I-9  Tunisian Crochet Hook with cable.

Darning needles

I used 500 yards (456m| 200g) Agni XL in Avenoir by Serendipitouswool. The yarn is 100% superwash merino.

Stitch Abbreviations and terms

Tss – Tunisian simple stitch

Tss inc  – Tunisian simple stitch increase

Tss dec  – Tunisian simple stitch decrease

Tps – Tunisian purl stitch

FwP – Forward pass

RetP – Standard return pass (Return pass)

Selvedge Stitch – Edge stitch (Last stitch on fwp)

Tss2tog – Tunisian simple stitch 2 together

Ch – Chain

Yo – Yarn over

St – Stitches

Rep – Repeat

Sl st – Slip stitch

Stitch Tutorial

Tunisian Simple Stitch (Tss)- insert hook from right to left behind single vertical thread. yarn over hook, draw loop through and leave on hook, unless otherwise stated, the hook is always inserted in this way.

Tunisian Simple Stitch Increase (Tss Inc)- Repeat as directed for tss up to selvedge stitch (do no work edge stitch). Insert hook in space between previously worked lbar and edge, yo and draw loop through and leave on hook. Insert hook into edge, yo hook, draw a loop and leave on hook.

Tunisian Simple Stitch decrease (Tss dec)- Repeat as directed for tss until last tss and selvedge stitch. Insert hook from right to left behind last single vertical thread and into selvedge stitch, draw loop through both (edge and bar)  and leave on hook.

Tunisian Purl Stitch (Tps)- on forward half of row, bring yarn to front, insert hook in next vertical bar, bring yarn to back under hook, wrap around hook from back to front, draw yarn through st (purl made)

Standard Return Pass-  yo, draw through 1 loop, (this ch forms the edge st).  Yo, and draw through 2 loops. Repeat step 2 until 1 loop remains on hook. Do not turn. The loop left on the hook is the 1st st of the next row

Instructions

Ch3

Row 1 FwP: Tss in each st. (3 loops)

RetP: Work off all loops as in standard return pass instructions.

Row 2 FwP: Tss in first st, tss inc (4 loops)

RetP: Work off all loops as in standard return pass instructions.

Row 3  FwP: Tss in first 2 st, tss inc (5 loops)

RetP: Work off all loops as in standard return pass instructions.

Row 4  FwP: Tss in each st up to edge, tss inc (6 loops)

RetP: Work off all loops as in standard return pass instructions.

Row 4-96: Repeat row 4  while increasing by one stitch each row.

Row 97 FwP: *Tps in first st, tss in next st* rep until you have one stitch left before the edge. Tss dec.

RetP: Work off all loops as in standard return pass instructions.

Row 98 Fwp: *Tss in first st, tps in next st* rep until you have one stitch left before the edge. Tss dec.

RetP: Work off all loops as in standard return pass instructions.

Row 99- 126: Repeat rows 97-98.

Row 127  FwP:  *Tps in first st, tss in next st* rep until you have one stitch left before the edge. Tss dec.

RetP: Work off all loops as in standard return up to last stitch. Tss dec.

Row 128  FwP:  *Tss in first st, tps in next st* rep until you have one stitch left before the edge. Tss dec.

RetP: Work off all loops as in standard return up to last stitch. Tss dec.

Row 129-152: Repeat rows 127-128.

Row 153: Sl st across. Fasten off.

I’m so excited to see your finished Gemini Triangle Scarf!!! After your little happy dance and blocking, SHOW-OFF YOUR WORK ON INSTAGRAM using #geminitrianglescarf!

I hope you enjoy the pattern. For more patterns, visit @desamourdesigns or my blog - links in the sidebar. And don’t forget to stop by and say hello on Instagram – I can’t wait to get to know you and see how your beautiful Gemini Triangle Scarf works up!

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