GeoDeco by Corrado Lark

GeoDeco

Knitting
November 2019
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Light Fingering
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch stripes
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1290 - 1305 yards (1180 - 1193 m)
one size
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GeoDeco
By Corrado Lark

The Needs

Yarn:

  • Color A: One skein (100g/440yd) of Wooly Yak (20% yak/70%SW merino/10% nylon) Youghiogheny Yarns in the “Coal Dust” colorway. A tonal yarn with high contrast from Colors B and C.
  • Color B: One skein (100g/440yd) of Wooly Yak (20% yak/70%SW merino/10% nylon) Youghiogheny Yarns in the “Warm Honey” colorway. A tonal yarn contrasting from Color A and plays well with Color C.
  • Color C: One skein (100g/440yd) of Wooly Yak (20% yak/70%SW merino/10% nylon) Youghiogheny Yarns in the “Feeling Koi” colorway. A speckled yarn contrasting from Color A and plays well with Color B. Needles:
  • US 6 (4mm) 40” circular needle. Notions:
  • A clip on stitch marker to mark RS and a darning needle. Gauge:
  • 16 stitches and 20 rows per 4” of garter stitch with light fingering-fingering weight held double) Finished Dimensions:
  • 94” length, 3 ¼” width at smallest, 13“ at its widest.

Stitches/Techniques Used:

Knit, purl, knit through the back loop, doubling yarn, stripes, marled fade, casting on/binding off. Beginner friendly!

Backstory:

The journey some knits take still amazes me. Keri and I met pretty early on in my early days as a designer; she’s the dyer behind Yough Yarns. I remember picking up a skein of her neon green tweed at Stitches United a couple years ago to knit a hat designed by my friend Doug (@knittinbro).

As much as I love my brights, when it came time to do our design, I knew I wanted to go with something more classic. I took color inspiration from the pokemon “Geodude”, and structural inspiration from Art Deco to come up with this scarf.

Or is it a shawl? I still haven’t really decided and think we need a new, more inclusive title. I’m not saying I have the answer to that yet, and a “sharf” definitely doesn’t sound appealing….But this is all besides the point. (A scawl?)

And the point being: I’ve been using casting on instead of increasing in my construction lately. It gives a much looser gauge where you do this, but allows for all kinds of trapezoid-shaped knits that wear really easily.

This is the first of many designs I’ve either planned or already knit using this technique. It’s simple, effective, and opens the door to all sorts of shapes and creations.