Freedom to Choose by Terry Neal

Freedom to Choose

Knitting
September 2015
Whispers of Love-Tempe Yarn & Fiber
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
done over stitch pattern
400 yards (366 m)
Version 1- scarf & wrap Version 2-scarf only
This pattern is available for $5.00 USD
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Needle Requirement:
For some guidelines in selecting your needle size, start by choosing your yarn first and using the needle recommended on the label as your starting point. If you are a tight knitter, you will probably be okay with that. If you are a loose knitter, you might want to start by going down one millimeter size or more from what you would use to get the gauge on the yarn label. If you typically knit to gauge, you
may want to start with a needle one millimeter smaller than the label recommends for the smallest gauge. A swatch
will tell you if your gauge is too loose or too tight. If it’s too loose you will not see the definition of the p3tog. If it’s too
tight you will get frustrated trying to make the p3tog. Because there is so much variation in the yarns within each
category, (fingering, worsted, dk, etc) it is best to swatch to make sure you like the fabric.

Notes:
The original pattern was designed for a gift for a friend and I chose Gecko Yarn with the gradient color changes. When I decided to write the pattern for others, I went back to the Gecko Yarn and knew it had to be the “one” for the cover. Then I began to play with “what if?” and started making the scarf in other yarns, adding yardage to make the scarf into a wrap. That lead to Version 2, which only works well as a scarf. If you try to knit it deep enough for a shawl, it will get so long that you might be unhappy with the ends dragging on the floor.

Yarn Requirements for our samples.

Version 1 Style: Shown in 100% SW Merino 3-ply by Gecko Yarn (100% Superwash Merino, 490 yards, 100 grams, Fingering weight/#1)—1 skein
Gauge: 28 stitches (7 repeats of stitch pattern) = 5”

Version 1: Shown in Egypto Cotton by Schachenmayr (100%
Cotton, 197 yards, 50 grams, Fingering weight/#1)—4 skeins
Gauge: 40 stitches (10 repeats of stitch pattern) = 6”

Version 1: Shown in Whispers of Love Whispers of Love is Ultra Pima
by Cascade Yarns that has been donated, hand dyed by
volunteers, and sold to raise money for Knitted Knockers USA.
(knittedknockersusa.org)ima Cotton, 220 yards,
100 grams, DK weight/#3)—3 skeins
Gauge: 20 stitches (5 repeats of stitch pattern) = 4”

Version 2: Shown in Sock Yarn by Between the Colors
(80% Superwash Merino Wool/20% Nylon, 410 yards,
100 grams, Fingering weight/#1)—1 skein
Gauge: 24 stitches (2 repeats of stitch pattern) = 4”

Version 2: Shown in Moonshine by Juniper Moon Farm (40% Wool/40% Alpaca/20% Silk,
197 yards, 100 grams, Worsted weight/#4)—1 skein
Gauge: 24 stitches (2 repeats of stitch pattern) = 5”

Version 2: Shown in Felted Tweed Aran by Rowan (50% Merino
Wool/25% Alpaca/25% Viscose, 95 yards, 50 grams, Aran
weight/#4)—2 skeins.
Gauge: 24 stitches (2 repeats of stitch pattern) = 5”