Spike by Mandy Moore


December 2005
DK / Sport ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitich using MC before blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
328 yards (300 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Description from Knitty.com:

Note: Rowanspun DK has recently been discontinued, though it is still available in many online yarn shops. Any DK-weight yarn may be used; suitable substitutes are Rowan Yorkshire Tweed DK, and Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed. Less than 328yds/300m are required.

Less than 54yds/50m of each CC yarn is used; if you only want to use one color for the squares, less than one ball of yarn is required.

If you enjoy mitered knitting but want a different look for your next mitered project, try this scarf. It uses both DK-weight and 4-ply weight yarns knit on 5mm needles, to achieve a light and lacy effect.

The knitting will look a bit crumpled and lifeless when it's finished, but it develops a wonderful drape and a wicked, pointy shape when blocked to within an inch of its life.

This quick knit is great for using up stash yarn.