Breaking Plaid by Carissa Browning

Breaking Plaid

Knitting
February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Chart C (included in pattern)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
600 yards (549 m)
One size, easily adjustable
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This bandana-style cowl combines double knitting and double-stranded (“marled”) garter stitch to create a reversible plaid/gingham fabric.

Both written instructions and charts are included in the pattern, plus modification notes for a loop cowl (non-bandana style), a triangular shawl, a scarf, a washcloth, or a blanket. See last photos for examples of modification ideas.

SIZE
One size, easily adjusted

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference: 25 inches
Height at front: 21 inches
Height at back: 6 inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
19 sts/32 rows = 4 inches in Circular Chart (included in pattern)
NOTE: Each pair of double-knitted stitches counts as a single stitch.

MATERIALS
Fingering weight yarn, 300 yards each in 2 contrasting solids or semi-solids
(It may be best to avoid “sticky” yarns, like single-ply)
Red sample:
Yarn Carnival High Wire 3-Ply 100% merino; 490yds/448m per 100g skein; Damnation! (A)
Kraemer Yarns Sterling Silk & Silver 63% merino, 20% silk, 15% nylon, 2% metallic; 420yds/384m per 100g skein; Tuxedo (B)
Yellow sample:
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight 100% merino; 405yds/370m per 146g skein; 24 Karat (A) & Lauma (B)

US #6/4mm circular needle, 24 inches
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker
Removeable stitch marker (optional)

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