Fringe With Benefits by Mindy Ross
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Fringe With Benefits

Knitting
January 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
various gauge depending on yarn choice and needle size
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
480 - 700 yards (439 - 640 m)
Adjustable
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Errata:
SECTION 11-PAGE 5-Increases 1 stitch every other row, not 2.
SECTION 22-Row 5-ignore ‘PM’-

“MAKE NEW FRIENDS, BUT KEEP THE OLD
SOME ARE SILVER AND THE OTHER GOLD!“
~Author Unknown~

There’s an old Girl Scout campfire song that begins with, “Make new friends but keep the old; one is silver and the other gold.”

While designing “Fringe with Benefits”, I became reflective of friends I’ve known over the years. Each ‘fringe’ could be a ‘friend’ in your past or present, and for those you’ve yet to meet.
The stitches used are some of my favorites. I hope they become yours too, if they aren’t already.

Some may say there is no rhyme or reason for the style and design. That’s the point. It’s the way lives intertwine and mingle. When we try to establish our path, it can suddenly change direction.

So…pick up your needles and fiber; enjoy the direction these stitches may lead you through and enjoy making “FRINGE with BENEFITS”, as you create your own fabric of life.

~WEAR TO BE DIFFERENT~

  • Written ONLY Pattern
  • Gauge not important. Yarn yardage will depend on your choice of yarn with needle size.
  • Light fingering (3ply) or fingering (4ply) are the suggested yarn choices. please feel free to use whatever you’d like.
  • Divided into sections for ease of pattern reading.
  • Each RS Row has stitch count.
  • Beading is OPTIONAL.
  • Fringe is OPTIONAL.

Light fingering weight or fingering weight suggested.
Some suggested yarn & yardages are:
Prism Delicato Layers -1 skein - 630.0 yards (576.1 meters), 115 gram.
Zauberwiese 100% silk -1 skein -656.2 yards (600.0 meters), 150 gram
Wolles Yarn Creations Color Changing Yarns - 1 skein - 480.0 yards (438.9 meters), 100 grams
Shirley Brian Yarn - 1 skein = 480.0 yards (438.9 meters), 130 grams
Propanicus Moon ‘Proper’ - 1 skein 657 yards, (600.8 meters) 150 grams
Schachenmayr Select-Tahiti - 2.3 skeins 703.8 yards, (643.6 meters), 115 grams
Wollelfe~Gradient/Farbverlauf Twin- 1.4 skeins = 611.8 yards (559.4 meters), 140 grams

SUGGESTED BEADS ~ ALWAYS OPTIONAL
600-650 beads~Shorter Version
700-800 beads~Longer Version
No. 5 Miyuki Triangles
No. 6 Seed Beads

SHORT VERSION (Approx. 50” long (127 cm)-width varies 12” to 27” (30.4 to 68.5 cm)
480 - 525 yards (438.9m-480.06m)

LONG VERSION. (Approx.70” long (178 cm) width 12” to 27” (30.4 to 68.5 cm) 635 - 685 yards (580.6m-626.4m)
(Your yarn yardage will vary depending on your knitting tension and yarn choice)
700-800 beads

MISCELLANEOUS ITEM SUGGESTIONS

  • Row counter
  • Marker, highlighter tape, magnet & pattern holder for keeping place, or a good ‘ol pencil/pen to mark completed rows.
  • Tapestry needle

A special THANK YOU to the ‘knitting testers’ who always seem to make this possible. I dedicate fringes each to you, as I created them with you in mind!

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