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Grand Lake

Knitting
July 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
400 - 600 yards (366 - 549 m)
Small, Large, with modular pattern for scaling up or down
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This pattern was originally created for the 4th shipment of A Verb for Keeping Warm’s Pro-Verbial Club 2010-11.

Although the stitch inspirations for Grand Lake come from fish scales and seashells, the end result reminded me strongly of architecture, specifically old movie theater architecture with its arches and flourishes and decorative motifs. Near Lake Merritt in Oakland, there is a 1920s movie palace called the Grand Lake. Kept open as a labor of love by its proprietors, the Grand Lake Theater is an Oakland landmark and a little piece of Americana with its beautifully cluttered mishmash of architectural styles. Wear your Grand Lake to a movie night and experience a little of the glamour of the old time movie palaces.

SIZE
Small: 52 inches wide, 21 inches in length
Large: 64 inches wide, 23 inches in length

MATERIALS

  • Small: 1 skein A Verb for Keeping Warm Floating 70% Alpaca, 20% Cashmere, 10% Silk; 400 yds per 100g skein
  • Large: 1 skein A Verb for Keeping Warm High Twist 70% Merino, 30% Silk; 660 yds per 100gm skein
  • Optional: 40 yards same weight yarn in contrast color for edging. Shown in Rocky Mountain Dyeworks Mistaya Lace.
  • Small: U.S. size 6 (4 mm) 24” or longer circular needle
  • Large U.S. size 5 (3.75 mm) 24” or longer circular needle
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch marker(s) (optional)

GAUGE
Small: 20 sts/29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st on size 6 needles
Large: 21 sts/34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st on size 5 needles

Tech edited by Lauren Cross.