Ricochet by NellKnits
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Ricochet

Knitting
January 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in see notes.
450 - 575 yards (411 - 526 m)
As big as you want it to be!
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Alternating garter ridge and stockinette stripes in an offset triangle that is addictive to work, and can be made in almost any weight yarn.
Easy to wrap once or twice, so wearable.

Shown in a variety of weights and in a lace eyelet variation:
ColorShift Yarn, 100% Merino Fingering, comes in 8 - 80 yard skeins, of which 7 were used.
Shown in Bridges ‘Olive to Tea Rose’ and ‘Leaf to Taupe’.
32” circular US5 (3.75mm) needles or size to achieve gauge.
Gauge : 22 stitches and 44 rows to 4 inches in Pattern.
Finished Dimensions, 52 repeats : Wingspan about 70 inches, depth about 15 inches after blocking.

Cephalopod Bugga!, 70% Superwash Merino wool, 20% cashmere &10% nylon,
400 yards per 4 oz. skein
Shown in Color A - Malachite Butterfly
Color B - Purple Soldier Fly
Sample used about 250 - 275 yards of each color.
Gauge : 20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches, blocked.
32” circular US7 (4.5mm) or size to achieve gauge
Finished Dimensions, 50 repeats : Wingspan about 71 inches, depth about 15 inches after blocking, but relaxed.

Unwind Yarn Touring DK, 100% Superwash Merino, 231 yards per 100g skein
Shown in Spanish Moss - color A
Gloam - color B
Gauge : 16 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches, blocked.
32” circular US8 (4mm) or size to achieve gauge.
Finished Dimensions, 30 repeats : Wingspan about 68 inches, depth about 14 inches after blocking, but relaxed.
Garter Eyelet Version

Dragonfly Fibers Damsel, 100% Superwash Merino, 335 yards per 4 oz skein
Shown in the Eyelet Version in Winter Woods - color A
That Ol’ Chestnut - color B
Sample used about 135 yards of color A and about 240 yards of color B.
Gauge : 18 stitches and 28 rows to 4 inches in Eyelet Pattern.
32” circular US6 (4mm) or size to achieve gauge.
Finished Dimensions, 30 repeats : Wingspan about 70 inches, depth about 16.5 inches after vigorous blocking and relaxation.

I loved making every one of these. The varieties of yarn were all so different, yet all quite perfect.
To Erica of Colorshift Yarn - your Bridges of color were such an inspiration to me, thank you, thank you!
To Kate - Thank You for letting me test your new Damsel. It is a winner in every way, and just begged to have eyelets, for which I’m grateful.
Dana - This was my first experience with your Touring DK, which was pure squishy delight. Your colors are just beautiful. Thank you.
And Sarah. You know how much I adore Bugga after it’s been in your hands.
Haley Parker, my darling daughter and knitter, your leftover sock yarn version has rarely left my shoulders since it came off of your needles. You are just the best in so many ways.
Also thanks to myriad testers who have helped me to make this one of my favorite pattern writing experiences.

I just love this work…