04 July 2012

New pattern - Crosshatch

Happy 4th to those of you back in the States! I know today might not be the best for a new pattern release, since lots of my target audience is probably more concerned with tending the barbecue than trawling Ravelry. It's just that it's been ready to go since last night, when Chrome hiccuped and ate my mostly completed pattern page. After saying to hell with it and going to bed, I got up today and couldn't wait another 24 hours.

The pattern is the product of a collaboration with Universal Yarn/Fibra Natura. There's a little print booklet floating around LYSs right now with the original pattern, plus three others. This is an electronic, self-published re-release with an additional yarn weight and extended directions.

So... here it is!

This fully reversible infinity scarf is easy to knit and easy to wear. The addictive crossed drop stitch pattern shows off semisolid and variegated yarns beautifully. Written for two weights of yarn with a customizable finished size, it’s also all about options.
Finished Size  
About 42″/106.5cm circumference; about 8″/20.5cm tall, relaxed

Worsted weight: 16 sts and 24 rows = 4″/10cm in garter st 
Lace/fingering weight: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4″/10cm in garter st
Worsted weight: 240yd/220m light worsted weight yarn; US8/5mm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge; stitch marker; darning needle 
Lace/fingering weight: 375yd/343m heavy lace to light fingering weight yarn; US4/3.5mm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge; stitch marker; darning needle
Yarn Used
Worsted weight (blue): Fibra Natura Exquisite Bamboo: 77% Bamboo; 23% Superwash Merino; 50g and 109yd/100m per hank; colorway 40158 Niagara
Lace/fingering weight (teal): Wollmeise Lace-Garn: 100% Superwash Merino; 300g and 1740yd/1591m per skein; colorway Neptun

  • Gauge isn’t critically important in this project, except as predictor of yardage.
  • Yarn used for the lace/fingering sample is a heavy lace weight. Heavier fingering or lighter lace will yield different results.
  • Yarn used in the worsted weight sample is a light, drapey worsted. Heavier yarns will require more yardage or yield fewer repeats.
It's available as a Ravelry download (no account required) for €3,50.

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