Forever 21 by Patty Nance

Forever 21

July 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
450 - 460 yards (411 - 421 m)
One size
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Show off the color shifts of your favorite sock yarn where self-striping becomes self-stacking—an intriguing exploration into the endless possibilities of variegated yarns. Oh, and the design name? Strips of 21 stitches create the color stacking, but I promise you won’t be knitting forever.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Required Skills: Basic knits and purls, provisional cast on, grafting in kitchener stitch
One Size
Finished Measurements: 11.5”/29cm width, 39”/100cm circumference after blocking and grafting
Gauge: 26 sts and 36 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch. Gauge is not critical in this pattern, but a different gauge will affect yardage and size of finished garment. It may be necessary to unravel gauge swatch and re-use the yarn. Take time to check gauge.
Yarn: Sock weight self-striping yarn; 460 yards. Model shown in Universal Yarn Angora Lace (50% superwash fine merino, 30% nylon, 20% angora; 462yds/100g): color #111 Calm (blues), 1 ball; color #107 Spice Tree, 1 ball
Needles: US 5/3.75mm straight needles, or size needed to obtain gauge; 20” or longer circular needle one size smaller than project needle; 4 dpns (double-pointed needles) to use as stitch holders
Scrap yarn for provisional cast on
Yarn needle
Crochet hook F/3.75mm

Notes: Project is worked in strips that are linked together side-by-side. Live stitches are picked up and worked in stockinette until the yarn almost runs out. The ends are grafted together to form an infinity loop.