Garter Goodness by Stephen West

Garter Goodness

June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1380 - 1400 yards (1262 - 1280 m)
One Size, easily customizable with the top-down construction
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This large wrap begins with a small corner cast on. Yarn over increases gradually curve from the I-cord edge resulting in an expansive fabric. The sample features four colors, but feel free to experiment with additional stripes and colors from your stash. The garter stitch goodness is perfect for mindless travel knitting.

UPDATE: June 2017, I released a new variation called Garter Goodness Stripfied. You will receive both the original color blocked pattern and the striped variation with a two-color brioche border so you can knit either style. There are so many color options so dive into your yarn collection and enjoy this easy breezy project.

Finished Measurements: 52” / 132cm long from CO to BO edge, 154” / 391cm wide measured along BO edge. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Fingering weight

Yardage: Approximately 1380yds / 1262m total. Colors A, B, & C each used 375yds / 343m and Color D used 255yds / 233m.

The stripified version uses Approximately 1600yds / 1463m total. I recommend having about 300g for your main color and about 100-200g for color pop accent stripes. The brioche border requires approximately 50g of each color in fingering weight.

Shown in: Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn
Color A - Monarch
Color B - Bike Bell
Color C - Stone
Color D - Graphite

The stripified version with brioche border used Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn, Skinny Singles, Sporty Merino, Kidsilk Mohair & Walk Collection Cottage Merino.
Some of the Hedgehog Fibres colors included in the sample are Typewriter, Poppy, Daydream, Where’s My Bike?, Pesto, Harajuku, Kid You Not, Electric, Night Ride, Egg Yolk, Bounce, Sorry Not Sorry, Glacier, Juniper & Envy.

Needles: 60” US 5 / 3.75mm circular

Notions: 5 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 20 sts & 40 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch

Pattern Notes: Work with each skein of yarn until you run out. Then, grab the next color and continue knitting wherever you are in the pattern repeat. Feel free to add stripes and pops of color whenever you like.

Stephen West, the Prince of Brioche, created a new soft striping with a pastel palette for Laine Magazine.