Designed for busy variegated colorways, this piece is full of very short rows, turning short color segments into stripes, in chevrons, wavy lines and ovals, and perpendicular squishy garter stitch.
The short bursts of color come together to form a bent shape, made long and narrow as a scarf, or short and wide if you like; the construction is fun and modular - no seaming, no picked up stitches!
- enough fingering weight yarn for your size choice (see grid to the left), or you can use a different weight (sizing notes are included); variegated colorways with color segments around 10-15 inches / 25-38 cm work the best
-- lightweight sample used 1 skein of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight yarn (club-exclusive colorway, 405 yards / 370 meters)
-- bulky sample used 1 full skein of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Targhee Bulky yarn (Portland Plaid, 462 yards / 422 meters) with size US 9 (5.5mm) needles
- a long circular needle (32”/80cm or longer) US size 4 (3.5mm) for fingering gauge, or sized to match your yarn weight
Fingering weight: 22 stitches and 42 rows per 4 inches in garter stitch.
If you’re using a different weight, no need to measure your gauge. Unless you want to match the bulky sample exactly, which has a gauge of approx 14 stitches and 32 rows per 4 inches in garter stitch.
There are two sets of sizes - length and width. These can be mixed and matched as you like, depending on the kind of shape you want.
In the fingering weight gauge given above, sizes are as follows (with yardage estimates as listed in the spreadsheet to the left).
Shortest length = 34 inches / 86 cm
Short length = 44 inches / 112 cm
Medium length = 54 inches / 137 cm
Long length = 64 inches / 163 cm
Longest length = 74 inches / 188 cm
Narrowest width = 4.5 inches / 11.5 cm
Narrow width = 6.25 inches / 16 cm
Medium width = 7.75 inches / 20 cm
Wide width = 9 inches / 23 cm
Widest width = 10.5 inches / 27 cm
The pattern includes detailed instructions for getting the size you want with any gauge.
Pattern includes progress photos of each section and a construction diagram.
A different version of the Bent pattern was first released in September 2015 with the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin’ Sock Club, exclusive to club members for one year. The colorway used in the fingering weight sample was exclusive to the club, but there are tons of great variegated colorways that will work excellently for this pattern!!