Random Plaids by Sara Delaney

Random Plaids

March 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
5.0 mm (H)
6.0 mm (J)
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
Sport version 28” around x 7” deep, Worsted version 32” around x 10.5” deep
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No Intarsia! No stranding! No Bobbins! Just stripes!

I wanted an easy way to knit plaid while not having to worry about intarsia or lots of little bobbins of yarn so I thought, why not add the vertical element in the purl ravines of ribbing! That way your crochet slip stitches lay even with the surface of the knit stitches keeping the illusion of a single knitted piece.

Finished Size:
Sport version 28” around x 7” deep
gauge 5 sts/8 rows = 1” in stockinette
Blue Sky Alpacas Sport
MC - 2 skeins color medium grey
CC - 1 skein color capri
Stitch markers
24” Circular needle US size 6/4.00mm
Crochet Hook H/8/5.00mm
Eight ½ inch buttons

Worsted version 32” around x 10.5” deep
gauge 4.5 sts/6 rows = 1” in stockinette
MC1 - Valley Yarns Northampton 1 skein, light grey
MC2 - Cascade 220 1 skein, #8401 - Silver Grey
CC - Cascade Eco + 1 skein, #6893 (discontinued)
Stitch markers
24” Circular needle US size 9/5.5mm
Crochet Hook K/6.5mm
Three 1 ¾ inch buttons

Here’s a quick video tutorial on the crocheted vertical stripes. It’s easier than you think!

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