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Transverse Collar

Knitting
May 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Crossed Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
140 - 165 yards (128 - 151 m)
13.25"(14.25", 15.25"), not including 1" overlap.
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This elegant collar will keep your neck warm and cozy on even the windiest days. Worked sideways with short rows, it flares out over your shoulders to avoid gaps between the collar and your shirt. The slip-stitch pattern creates a woven texture, an asymmetrically slanted opening, and has the added bonus of making short rows easy - no wraps needed!

GAUGE
4” = 26 sts and 32 rows in Crossed Stitch
Note: yarn shown usually knits at 21-23 sts to 4” in Stocking Stitch.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Neck Circumference: 13.25”(14.25”, 15.25”), not including 1” overlap.
Lower Circumference: 23”(24.75”, 26.5”), not including 1” overlap.
Length: 5.5”

MATERIALS
140(150, 165) yards DK weight yarn
US 6 (4mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
yarn needle
four ⅞” buttons (buttons shown are ⅞” by ⅝” ovals)
sewing needle and thread in color similar to buttons
stitch holders or scrap yarn
yarn needle