Bricks by Yumiko Alexander


October 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in pop-up patt after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
874 yards (799 m)
About 14½" (37 cm) wide and 61½" (156 cm) circumference.
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The color number for this sample is #2092

I was designing a sweater with self-striping yarn several years ago and became interested in how the color flows differently depending on the stitch pattern. This cowl is worked in two textured stitch patterns, and the textures show much more clearly than when using a solid color yarn. The pop-up stitch pattern is especially interesting to work with self-striping yarn because one color stays on top to make each pop-up. Pop-ups are created by working short sections with extra rows.

Smooth waste yarn for provisional cast-on; tapestry needle.

20 sts and 36 rows of main patt = 4” (10 cm) wide and 5½“ (14 cm) long after blocking.
20 sts and 20 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pop-up patt after blocking.