Don't Wait Up by Sarah Scully

Don't Wait Up

Knitting
October 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in pattern sequence
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1200 - 1250 yards (1097 - 1143 m)
One size - 78 inches (198 cm) long and 26 inches (66 cm) wide
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Inspired by the rich colors of 1960’s tapestry fabrics, this versatile garment can be worn as a scarf, shawl, cape, or poncho. The simple stitch repeat combines with long color shifts in the yarn to create a complex visual effect in an easy knit.

Thin toggle buttons and an open fabric allow for folding and fastening to create various shapes and styles.

Yarn Choices
Option A (shown): Green Mountain Spinnery Ragg-Time in 3 colors and Mewesic in 2 colors. Sample shown in GMS Ragg-Time Thelonius, Coltrane, and Waller, with Mewesic Green Eyed Lady and Purple Haze.

Option B: Green Mountain Spinnery Ragg-Time in 4 colors, such as Joplin, Waller, Bessie, Dizzy.

Choose woolen-spun DK weight yarns that have a long color repeat, and colors that contrast so that the stripes are visible.

Tools
1 stitch marker.
Tapestry needle.
Blocking wires and pins.
8 - 12 toggle buttons.
Embroidery floss or thread for sewing buttons.

Techniques to Explore
German Twisted Cast-On, Sequence knitting; Yarnover Bind Off.

Learn more about this design: Sarah discusses the design process on our YouTube channel.