Crosstie by Bonnie Dean

Crosstie

Knitting
July 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Crosstie pattern (chart and written)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
590 - 740 yards (539 - 677 m)
41, 45, 48, 51, 55 inches
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My texture and cable cashmere blend capelet starts with a sideways body in an easy-to-memorize cable pattern with intermittent welting. It is next joined into a cylinder by grafting (supported by a written instructions and videotutorial with technique by TKGA Master Knitter and technical editor Sharon Levering). Picked up stitches at either cylinder edge become the top and bottom welted trim. The bottom edge is stretchy, accomplished by Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy BO (written instructions and tutorial link). The top trim sports decreases to allow the capelet to comfortably sit on the shoulders.

To measure for size, wrap a tape around body and arms with arms at sides at the level of the bust.

Don’t need a capelet? Crosstie in the smallest size doubles as a cowl, lovely with a pin, don’t you agree? Thanks Sue for styling!

Materials: Phydeaux DOWN DK (80% sw merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 230 yds/210 m; 3.5 oz/100 g) - 3, 3, 3, 4, 4 skeins

Sample as shown is Chief Left Hand Knits Mile High MCN - 3 skeins Shades of Spruce

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Gauge is unblocked and relaxed. Blocking does not significantly change the circumference of the body.

Tutorial: Sharon Levering’s Graft A Cast On Edge to Live Stitches:
Bonnie Dean’s You Tube Channel