Diagonal Striped Garter Stitch Loop by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
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Diagonal Striped Garter Stitch Loop

Knitting
February 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
5.5 mm (I)
262 yards (240 m)
Approx 46"/117cm around x 8"/20cm, after blocking.
This pattern is available for free.

Looking for a new slant on stripes? Then take a tilt at the Diagonal Striped Garter Stitch Loop. Two simple knitting staples—garter stitch and stripes—are mesmerizingly angled around this woolly circle. The uneven, repeating bands have the tiniest hint of candy cane and are equally enthralling on the ‘wrong’ side.

The loop lovingly cuddles your neck in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky. A wonderful, huggable yarn, it blends the softness of alpaca with the springy reliability of Peruvian Highland wool, while the chunky gauge ensures that this loop will be a quick knit. And the saturated heathered colors provide a sweeping palette for your stripes.


FINISHED SIZE
Approx. 8” deep x 46” circumference/20 x 117cm, after blocking.

YARN
1 skein each of 2 colors of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky (131 yds/120 yds each). Designate colors A and B (our sample used Color A = Color 72170 Cerulean Mix, Color B = Color 7289 Charcoal).

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 10.5 (6.5mm) needle, or size to obtain gauge.
US H/8 or I/9 (5 or 5.5mm) crochet hook and smooth waste yarn for provisional cast-on.
Spare needle gauge size or smaller. 2 locking stitch markers. Blunt darning needle to finish.

GAUGE
Approx. 13 sts = 4” in garter stitch.