Double Dutch by Katya Frankel
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Double Dutch

Knitting
September 2016
Ginger Twist, Sheepish Sock
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
766 yards (700 m)
One size
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Double Dutch is worked from the top down as a crescent. It starts gently, easing you into the swing of increases that set the pace; after the centre part is completed, the contrasting colour is joined in for the mosaic portion, and finally the shawl is finished with a band of garter stitch, allowing you to catch your breath after a little bit of a challenge.

The mosaic stitch pattern is charted only.

  • Difficulty Intermediate – knit, purl, mosaic knitting, simple decreases and increases, and finishing
  • Finished Measurements Depth 13 ¼ in / 34 cm The inside edge 70 in / 178 cm The outer edge 97 in / 246 cm
  • Yarn Ginger Twist, BFL Rock Sock (100% superwash British Blue Faced Leicester wool, 100g / 421 yds / 385 m) in Little Cat Feet (main colour); 1 skein. Ginger Twist, Sheepish Sock (80% super wash British Blue Faced Leicester wool, 20% nylon, 100g / 399 yds / 365 m) in Je Suis Prest (contrasting colour); 1 skein Substitute with approximately 399 yds / 365 m of 4ply weight yarn in each colour
  • Gauge 22 sts and 44 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in Garter stitch worked using 3.75 mm (US 5) needles, measured after light blocking. Adjust needle if necessary to get the correct gauge. The mosaic portion measures 3 ¼ in / 8 cm wide after blocking
  • Needles and Notions Size 3.75 mm (US 5) long circular needle. Adjust needle size if necessary to get the correct gauge. Stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking pins and/or wires