Gusto by Laura Nelkin


September 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in st st in the round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
322 yards (294 m)
36 inches around x 10 inches deep
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This pattern is available for free.

Elongated stitches are FUN, gradient yarns and magic balls are FUN, therefore knitting Gusto is FUN! I’ve had a little addiction to both elongated stitches and gradient yarns and have been waiting to combine the two into something special. Gusto is not a challenging knit, but the stitches change throughout the pattern… so between that and the color shifts you will not be bored by this knitting project!

Gusto’s stitches were developed for projects in my new book, Knockout Knits. I elongate stitches by wrapping the yarn more than once around the needle and then manipulate them on the next row or round to create different textures. You end up with a lacy fabric that is created by these elongations instead of with increases and decreases. Knockout Knits teaches lots of tips and tricks for working with elongated stitches in new and unusual ways.

You can choose to knit Gusto with or without beads! Beads are only used on the cast on and bind off to give a little extra something something to your Gusto. My Freia Gusto has beads; the magic ball version does not!

Knit it with Gusto!