Garbanzo by Elizabeth Smith


October 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in stitch pattern
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
400 yards (366 m)
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Garbanzo is a wide scarf/wrap that features an interesting textured stitch pattern that is fun to knit while still being easy to create. Using heavy worsted/aran-weight yarn on a larger-than-usual needle creates a more airy stitch pattern that opens up beautifully after blocking.

Stone Wool Cormo Worsted is the perfect yarn for this project, with its lofty, springy feel, beautiful stitch definition and the ideal amount of ‘bloom’ after blocking.

Pattern also includes step-by-step instructions for working the Elizabeth Zimmermann sewn bind-off (although this is optional if you prefer a regular bind-off), as well as a link to a “tips” page where I explain with pictures my recommended way to memorize the stitch pattern.

Pattern Information:

Finished Size: Approx 8”/20 cm x 82”/208 cm (after blocking)

Gauge: Approx 4 sts = 1”/2.5 cm in stitch pattern after blocking (row gauge not critical)

Yarn: Heavy worsted/aran-weight yarn, shown in Cormo Worsted by Stone Wool (100% Cormo; 100g = 200 yds), approx 400 yds, 2 skeins; Tobacco 02

Needles & Other Supplies:
• 10.5/6.5 mm 24”/60 cm circular needle or straight needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
• 2 stitch markers
• Tapestry needle