Variations Worsted (with Buttons) by Jessica Anderson

Variations Worsted (with Buttons)

May 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
215 - 225 yards (197 - 206 m)
48” (122.0 cm) wingspan/ 18” (45.5 cm) deep
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This is my first piece in my play on “Variations”. I found a stitch pattern that I have fallen in love with and love the way that it dances across Variegated or Speckled yarns. This is Movement 1, a Shawlette/Cowl that uses a button to hold it in place. This piece uses 1 hank of The Fiber Seed Sprout Worsted and is a fast knit. Purchasing this piece will get you a coupon code once the next piece is ready, to use on the next piece in the collection, a Triangular Shawl.

Variations: Act 1: Movement 1
This piece makes the most of a beautiful Speckled Worsted skein! The stitches breeze across the speckled, creating their own spectacular movement, with a sturdy cable to hold them in place. The shaping on this lends to a unique piece that can be worn in the front as a cowl, or in the back, making it more a shawlette, or capelet if you will. The toggle closures help it stay in place, and allow you to adjust how close you want it to fit your neck. In a pinch, wearing it in the front makes a stylish and functional nursing shawl.
This piece is a great opportunity to practice cabling without a cable needle (but you can certainly use a cable needle if you choose!).

Finished Dimensions
48” (122.0 cm) wingspan/ 18” (45.5 cm) deep
12 sts and 20 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch after washing and blocking.
The Fiber Seed Sprout Worsted, 90% Superwash merino, 10% Nylon, 225 yards (206 meters) 140 g (4.94 oz), 1 skein, Junebug
US 7 (4.5mm), 24” circular, or preferred needles for working a large number of sts flat.
4 stitch markers, tapestry needle, 2 small toggle-style buttons (if desired), cable needle (optional).
measuring tape, scissors,