Large-scale Herringbone Pullover by Teva Durham

Large-scale Herringbone Pullover

Knitting
January 2005
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in st st
US 10 - 6.0 mm
840 - 1120 yards (768 - 1024 m)
S-L, to fit busts 36-44"
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When I started loop-d-loop, I looked for ways to place the familiar in an unfamiliar context. I hit upon the theme of making a traditional textile pattern (such as argyle or houndstooth) extremely out of scale and, often, asymmetrical. Not only do these blown-p patterns provide interesting interconnecting shapes, but the giant areas make colorwork less fussy. I tried herringbone in several ways, imitating woven threads, brick-laying schemes, and the typical staggering of dark and light. I like to think of the V-like shapes as referencing the distinctive, rippled V pattern of stockinette stitch. -- description from Loop-d-Loop, pgs. 140 (pattern on pg. 166)