Mad for Plaid by Alexandra Davidoff

Mad for Plaid

June 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in over stockinette stitch pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
480 - 500 yards (439 - 457 m)
one size fits all
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This pattern is available for free.

my Vlog about this design is here

I love accessories. I love designing them, making them and wearing them. So, for this Fall I wanted to create something cozy, something in plaid, something textured. Voila! Mad for Plaid!

A red and black plaid pattern was my #1 choice - it’s trendy, visually striking and could work for anybody with a wardrobe where the color black is predominate. Of course, you can substitute those two colors with YOUR favorites, or make a bunch of cowls in different color combinations to suit your every mood!

For the texture, I added pompoms. Those little fuzz balls make any garment or accessory fun and I have been pretty obsessed with them lately. For this design I made total of 26 pompoms, half in red, half in black, and attached them evenly on the edges. This way you have an interesting, fun and textured edging on your neckwear.

Have fun with this pattern and I hope my new design will find its way to your Fall wardrobe. Happy knitting!