gridlock by Lori Versaci

gridlock

Knitting
January 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
800 yards (732 m)
one size
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Many of you know that I have never been adept at stranded colorwork! So, a few year years ago, I took a class from Mary Jane Mucklestone, who taught me how to hold my yarn and “pick” with my left and “throw” with my right. So I decided that I needed to conquer my fear and develop a pattern to practice on. GRIDLOCK emerged! First as a graphic Cowl and then as hat to go with it.

I think, after knitting 3 sets, I am at least a competent stranded colorwork knitter!

COWL
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference 25 ¼”/64cm
Height 13 ½”/34.5cm

NEEDLES
US size 4 and 5 (3.5 and 3.75mm) 16”/40cm circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge and 1 size smaller.

HAT
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS CIRCUMFERENCE 18 ¼ “/46.5cm
HEIGHT 10 ¼/26cm
NEEDLES
US sizes 3, 4 and 5 (3.25, 3.5 and 3.75mm) 16”/40cm circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge and 2 sizes smaller.
US size 5 (3.25mm) dpns or size needed to obtain gauge

YARN
4 skeins (4 colors) Woolfolk TYND 100% Ultimate Merino® wool; 223 yds/ 50gm per skein or
Approx 800 yds/732m fingering weight yarn split between 4 colors; ⅔ for Cowl and ⅓ for Hat.

GAUGE
28 sts and 32 rnds = 4”/10cm in Gridlock Pattern on largest needle, blocked.
Take time to check gauge.