Country Western by Lindsay Lewchuk

Country Western

October 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
780 - 800 yards (713 - 732 m)
64”/ 162.5cm across by 21”/ 53.5cm long. Optional tassels add an additional 6”/ 15cm each.
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Roundup those stitches with Country Western! Inspired by the chic side of rustic cowgirl living, work with your herd by mixing and matching your two favorite DK weight yarns. In this design, mixing textures is a plus! Country Western corrals your stitches into a rounded off triangle shaped shawl, designed for effortless trail riding wearing.

The tech edited and test knit easy level pattern is fully written with a schematic. Recommended skills: cast on, bind off, knit, purl, increase, & decrease.

Finished Measurements:
64”/ 162.5cm across by 21”/ 53.5cm long. Optional tassels add an additional 6”/ 15cm each.

400yds/ 366m DK weight eco yarn (MC)
400yds/ 366m DK weight eco yarn (CC)
      Designer sample in 2 skeins Pima Cotton (MC)  eins Linen Tanguis (CC) from socially responsible Americo Original.
      Single skein info Pima Cotton: 100% cotton; 273yds/ 250m per 100g/ 3.5oz.
      Single skein info Linen Tanguis: 50% linen / 50% cotton; 218yds/ 199m per 100g/ 3.5oz.
      Tester sample: animal-fiber Kenzie (angora) & Cascade (wool).
US 6/ 4mm circular needles
Yarn needle
2 stitch markers

Blocked Gauge:
22 sts and 34 rows over 4”/ 10cm. Note: exact gauge is not critical to this design. Gauge variations may impact final size and yardage requirements.

Special Notes:
Country Western is a fun experiment in mixing of different textures and fibers of the same weight. In the sample, smooth is contrasted with coarse, cotton with a cotton / linen blend, to highlight the textures of ranching out West.

The MKALs over, but if you’re knitting along after the fact with the compiled MKAL version, here are the original details.

About the M/KAL
It’s a Hoedown Showdown! Cowgirl Chic (KAL) is going head to head in an Old West showdown against the Country Western MKAL design! What side will you choose? Or will you double down for extra entries into the prize drawings? The Hoedown Showdown runs in the Knit Eco Chic group here September 7 - October 19, 2017! Stop by early for refreshments and pre-showdown chat.

Country Western MKAL Release Dates
Cast On Dontcha Know - Clue 1: September 7
Point Rider Heads Out Strong - Clue 2: September 14
Flank Riders Hold Those Stitches Together - Clue 3: September 21
Trail Riders Keep You Moving - Clue 4: September 28
Cow Boss Checks In - Clue 5: October 5
Cowgirls Wrangle Those Remnants – Knitting Catch Up week: October 12
Mosey on over to the Hoedown Showdown - post your FOs: October 19
Buckaroo Puddles Awards the Prizes: October 20