Crosshatch by Jared Flood
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Crosshatch

Knitting
August 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Brioche Stitch with Size A needle(s), after stretch-blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
880 - 1620 yards (805 - 1481 m)
13¼ (25½)" [33.5 (65) cm] wide; 76¼" [193.5 cm] long
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Errata available: brooklyntweed.com

Crosshatch is available as part of Jared Flood’s first print book, WOOLENS, available at brooklyntweed.com.

Two different yarns in contrasting colors combine to create a simple but intriguing scarf. Each pair of rows is worked alternately with Shelter and Loft in brioche stitch. Amplify the herringbone effect with a high-contrast pairing — like the sample is knit in Cast Iron and Fossil — or use closely related hues for a gentle glow. Imagine a festive Crosshatch in Long Johns and Cinnabar or a moody version blending Stormcloud and Faded Quilt. Stretch-blocking on wires opens up the fabric to further expose the stitch pattern and give the finished fabric a beautiful drape.

Yardage

Scarf (Wrap)
385 (715) yards of worsted weight wool yarn in Color 1 (C1)
495 (905) yards of fingering weight wool yarn in Color 2 (C2)

Yarn

3 (6) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
2 (4) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Scarf photographed in colors Old World (C1) & Artifact (C2) and wrap photographed in colors Cast Iron (C1) & Fossil (C2)

Gauge

13 stitches & 40 rows = 4” in Brioche Stitch with Size A needle(s), after stretch-blocking
Note that for Brioche Stitch, each elongated stitch in a column of knit stitches represents two rows; when you count these it will appear that 20 rows = 4”

Needles

Size A (for Brioche Fabric)
One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Tubular Cast On; optional)
One 32” circular needle one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

A circular needle is required in order to slide the piece back and forth while working the stitch pattern.

Note: if you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished Dimensions

Scarf (Wrap)
13¼ (25½)” 33.5 (65) cm wide; 76¼” 193.5 cm long
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after stretch-blocking

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

1x1 Tubular Cast On For Brioche (Flat knitting; odd number of stitches)
1x1 Tubular Bind Off
Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

Skill Level

3 out of 5