Cheating at Checkers by Susan Ashcroft
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Cheating at Checkers

Knitting
December 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in slipped stitch checks
US 8 - 5.0 mm
241 - 328 yards (220 - 300 m)
single loop folded over (double thickness)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Thread for this pattern - chat, tips and pics: link

Cheating at checkers when you’re playing - that’s naughty.

Cheating at checkers when you’re knitting - that’s just clever.

There are several types of cheating going on here.

  • It looks stranded, but you only knit with one colour at a time (and slip the other) which makes it very relaxing to work

  • The bottom edge looks a bit like I-cord, but it’s done with a crochet hook and is quick and easy

  • The cowl looks shaped, but it’s not - the shape just comes from the construction.

  • And the subtle shading comes from a self-striping yarn.

The pattern could also be used to use up leftovers - as it’s double thickness you wouldn’t need to weave in all the ends.

many thanks to the testers:

vhglass
scullybunbun
skyhooked
chicachicacali
eltelaradeixchel