Islands in the Stream by Lisa K. Ross

Islands in the Stream

May 2024
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
550 - 750 yards (503 - 686 m)
One Size (64.5" x 18.5" / 164 cm x 47 cm)
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Gradient mini-skeins pair with a semi-solid to create this bold, eye-catching accessory. ‘Islands’ are created with German short rows and only one color at a time, and I’ve linked a tutorial video demonstrating this easy-to-work technique. The ‘streams’ are nothing more than garter ridges that become wavy with the surrounding short rows. Choose a monochrome palette like these turquoise blues from Sweet Paprika, a rainbow of minis, or any colorful combination you’d like to create your very own Islands in the Stream!

One size
Wingspan: 64.5” / 164 cm
Depth: 18.5” / 47 cm at widest point

Sweet Paprika CRESCENDO (100% Superwash Merino; 435 yds / 100 g); recommended yarn includes 20% more than what was used in the sample:

MC: 1 full skein
OR 350 yds fingering weight yarn

C1-C6: 1 20 g mini-skein in EACH of 6 colors OR 68 yds / 62 m fingering weight yarn in EACH of 6 colors

Sample shown in ‘Slate’ (MC) and ‘Daydream’ mini-skeins

US 4 (3.5 mm), or as required to meet gauge; needle 1 or 2 sizes larger (optional for bind-off)

19 sts and 34 rows = 4” / 10 cm in garter stitch after blocking
(NOTE: Gauge is not crucial, but it will affect finished dimensions and yardage)

Tapestry needle, 27 stitch markers, 1 removable stitch marker
Optional for blocking: blocking mats, wires, and pins (see my recommendations)


Tech editing by Cathy Susko

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