89 Harbor by Gretha Mensen

89 Harbor

Knitting
September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in half brioche pattern, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1094 - 1203 yards (1000 - 1100 m)
Approx. 75” (190 cm) length x 17.7“ (45 cm) width.
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The lively design of 89 Harbor reflects its origin, as it took shape while i was overlooking a harbor busy with tourists, ferries, and fisher-people coming and going throughout the day. Using stitch patterns based on my ‘Rocas’ shawl, this rectangular scarf with crisp i-cord edges features graphic diagonal lines created by short rows and eyelets between easy-to-knit panels of different stitch combinations.

This construction lends itself well to the use of tonal or speckled yarns but would also be striking in a solid color.

The pattern is fully written and is also charted.


YARN
3 skeins Julie Azzelin Leizu fingering, (90% SW Merino/10% Silk, 115 gr-420yds/385m).

Sample yardage 1170yds/1070m.

Or any Fingering/Sock weight yarn: approx.-1094-1203yds (1000-1100m).


MATERIALS
Optional: Crochet hook E 3.5mm for crochet CO.
Stitch markers, tapestry needle.


GAUGE - BLOCKED 4” (10 CM)
Half brioche stitch (19 stitches x 22 rows).
Garter stitch (16 stitches x 18 rows).
Gauge is not crucial at all, but will affect final size and yardage.


ADJUSTMENTS
The pattern is easy adjustable to different sizes and yarn.


TECHNIQUES
Knit, purl, yarn over, slip stitch, decrease, half brioche (using k1below technique, a photo tutorial is provided).