Underlying Structures by Lavish Craft

Underlying Structures

February 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinnette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
375 - 400 yards (343 - 366 m)
one size - 56.5 x 7” (142.5 x 18 cm)
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Underlying Structures Cowl

Revamped and updated as of 4/12/18.

Dynamic Movement & Deep Texture!

Unique cables and slipped stitches combine
to form wavy helix-like motifs cupped around ‘peekaboo’ pockets of Reverse Stockinette.

Charted and Written Pattern.

US English knitting terms & abbreviations - glossary & metrics provided.

Intermediate Skill Level: Complex Cabling & Slip Stitches.

Must be able to ‘read’ work to identify WS ‘work as appear’ sts. Only RS of work shown on charts and written out.

Worked flat from a provisional CO.

Join with Kitchener Grafting or 3 Needle BO.

For optimal results project needs blocking.

~ Materials ~

400 yards (365 m) DK weight yarn
@ approx 246 (225 m) per 100 g

~ Sample used 375 yards (340 m) 1.5 balls Berocco Fiora in Marietta

US 5 (3.75 mm) Needles

Cable Needle ~ you will need one, the cables are very tight

Row Counter

Stitch Markers (4) ~ Optional

Tapestry Needle

Scrap Yarn & Crochet Hook ~ for Prov CO

Blocking Surface, Wires &/or T-pins

~ Measurements ~

 56.5 x 7” (142.5 x 18 cm)

~ Gauge ~

Gauge not critical but will affect size and yarn requirements.

For needle selection:
19 sts x 34 r = 4” (10 cm) square
Firmly Blocked Stockinette

88 r in pattern (1 rep) = 11.25” (28.5 cm)

The final image is the WS

Additional Chattiness

~ A wonderfully helpful tip for a cable needle replacement can be seen in Shanel’s Project. She bent an aluminum DPN - the crossings tend to get very tight and the singlet wants to slip off even a jogged CN.

~ Because I have seen it mentioned in a few project notes, I will address the first project-yarn-row of the prov CO being knit and equaling a WS row.

This is ok, it WILL NOT make a row of purl bumps on the RS of your work! As long as there is only ONE row made in project yarn before starting the RS chart, you can k them, p them, rib them, ktbl them, or any combo thereof and once you remove the scrap yarn they will simply be loops on the needle. They only ‘become’ sts when the removed row of scrap yarn is replaced with your grafting sts - I promise…

Don’t believe me? I’m not offended. And honestly? Good for you! - Always seek confirmation of iffy sounding claims. I didn’t believe it the first time I came across it either so I fully encourage you to try it out for yourself with just a few sts CO and removed.