Truth or Consequences by Renate Kamm

Truth or Consequences

Knitting
April 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1750 - 2400 yards (1600 - 2195 m)
S/M/L (XL, 2XL, 3XL)
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“You must speak straight so that your words may go as sunlight into our hearts.”
-Cochise

This pattern can be found in issue three of Nomadic Knits, which is available to purchase in print through our website and at select local yarn shops, or as a digital download through Ravelry (click the e-book link above).

Fringe!!! Need we say more? Yes. Pockets!!! Unique construction paired with lots of stripes and intarsia makes this a fun and intriguing project to knit.

Inspired by the fabulous colors and scenery of the American Southwest, the Truth of Consequences Ruana incorporates dual front pockets hidden in the sideways knitted stripes, while garter rows offset the solid stockinette body from the striped sections. Balanced use of the five accent colors maximizes the color effect. The easy intarsia back focal point and slightly variated front designs keep the knitter interested. The Ruana is finished perfectly
with an added-on shawl collar. The knitted stripes result in the multi-colored fringe.

Sizes: S/M/L (XL/2XL/3XL).

Finished Measurements: 40 (50)”/ 101.5 (127)cm wide (side to side) X 25 (31)”/ 63.5 (79)cm long (top of shoulder to hem). See final photo for schematic.

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10cm in Stockinette stitch, blocked.

Needles: US 6/ 4.0mm or size to obtain gauge: 2 circulars, one of which must be at least 48”/ 120cm.

Yarn: dk weight: 1000 (1400) yards/ 914 (1280) meters MC; 150 (200) yards/ 137 (183) meters each of 5 CCs.

Notions: 2-4 stitch markers, G-6/ 4mm crochet hook, stitch holder, tapestry needle.

Sample knit in: Gherkin’s Bucket Smart Luxe MCN DK (80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 218 yards/ 100g), in Banter (MC), Maple (CC1), Fine Looking High Horse (CC2), Sea Spray (CC3), Adrift (CC4), Boudoir (CC5).

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