Welcome to week two of the 2014 Geek-A-Long, a mystery blanket knit-along! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out the Geek-A-Long FAQ page. Then, meet me back here when you’re ready. For the old pros, let’s talk about the Legend of Zelda.
Zelda was one of my very first video games. After breaking my knee in a sports accident, I was stuck in bed for over 2 weeks. Jac dragged a TV into my room and set me up with an N64 for some sweet Ocarina of Time action. And I never looked back.
Later, once I started selling my yarn prowess on Etsy**, I received a custom order for infant costumes designed to look like Link and Midna. The proud father was kind enough to share this pic of his twins wearing them along with permission to publish it. It was one of my all time favorite things I’ve been paid to make.
So this week we honor The Legend of Zelda with a super-boss triforce design. I had a little trouble fitting it in the space provided on the square. The “wings” got a bit clipped, but I wound up loving the stylized effect it had. What do you think?
The Legend of Zelda Triforce
© Megan-Anne of Lattes & Llamas, 2014
Needles: Size US6
Yarn: Cascade 220 in two sharply contrasting colors. Half a ball of each is plenty for each square.
Gauge: 10 sts over 13 rows = 2″ x 2″ square. Final square is 45 sts by 57 rows.
Download PDF of triforce color chart.
Cast on 45 sts for each side of knitting (with two strands held together CO 45, for a total of 90 sts on needle).
Work 12 rows of double sided knitting (knit the facing sts and purl the back sts across). You may choose to work the opposite color for the first stitch of each row (I do this), which will keep the edges closed. Alternately, you may choose to knit them without doing this and seam the sides when putting the blanket together. There is no “right” way to do this. It is really just what you are more comfortable with.
Follow color chart over next 30 rows in double sided knitting.
Work 15 rows of double sided knitting. BO.
Don’t forget to post links to your finished squares so we can all ooh and ah together. And of course, hop on over to Child’s Play and show them your love*!
I feel fantastic.
*”Love” in this instance means money.
**EDIT (1/23/2014): We no longer have an etsy store, but you can find our new patterns in our Ravelry store.