Je Ne Sais Quoi by Lindsay Lewchuk

Je Ne Sais Quoi

June 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
225 - 300 yards (206 - 274 m)
Outside curve: 51”/ 129.5cm Inside curve: 34”/ 86.5 cm Width (in heart shape): 25”/ 63.5cm Knitted depth (widest): 8”/ 20.5cm
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That sense. That feeling! Je Ne Sais Quoi is an English pattern uniting the French idiom with a part shawl, part scarf, part cowl, in a “I just don’t know what” fashionista design packing in a ton of attitude! Dare down the hottest summer days donned in your carefree hand knit, Je Ne Sais Quoi, with mindset to match. Add beads for a tres chic look or go without for a casual fashion flare.

The easy (not beginner) level tech edited / test knit pattern is fully written. Recommended skills - picot cast on, short rows, decrease, bind off. BOWT demo here. Note: pattern includes both the full pattern as well as a compiled version from the mystery knit-a-long in June 2018. The compiled version also includes the Find Your Yarn-I-tude game.

Picking the best yarn: approximately 300 yards per 100 grams of your favorite sport weight yarn, given the summer appeal and light weight nature. The design works up in 77% main color and 23% contrasting color. Not into stripes? It would also look smashing in a single-skein gradient, semi-solid, tonal, or single color too!

Designer sample knit in 270yds/ 240m per 90g/ 3.17oz sport weight eco yarn: 210yds/ 192m per 70g/ 2.47oz Logwood (MC) and 60yds/ 55m per 20g/ 0.71oz Myrobalan & Iron (CC) Vegan Yarn Capella 100% organic cotton, Fair Trade, hand dyed yarn with 136 glass Japanese Seed beads.

Single skein info on the sample yarn: 300yds/ 274m per 100g/ 3.53oz.

Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows over 4”/ 10cm in Stockinette Stitch. Note: exact gauge is not critical to this design. Gauge variations may impact final size and yardage requirements.