Lineate by Elizabeth Doherty


November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette (stranded)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
180 - 246 yards (165 - 225 m)
x-small, small, medium, large, x-large, at a wide range of gauges
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Who needs a ruler and compass to make geometric constructions! Enjoy stranded two-color knitting in its simplest form, and challenge yourself to try out unexpected color combinations. Lineate is a fun exploration of parallel and perpendicular lines—and there might even be a hidden bit of Fibonacci in those stripes!

The narrow ribbing at the bottom edge is perfect for a fun pop of color, and the transitions in the stripe patterns will keep you going. Add a pompom, or just let the concentric circles of the crown decreases have the last word.

x-small, small, medium, large, x-large

Finished measurements
16½ (18½, 20¼, 22¼, 24)“ [42 (47, 51.5, 56.5, 61) cm]
circumference at band, approximately 9¼” [23.5 cm] tall.

Since this design does not have a true ribbed band,
for the best fit, choose a size that is slightly smaller than the wearer’s head.

Shown in size Medium.

Oxford by The Plucky Knitter,
75% Merino, 25% cashmere; 430 yd [393 m] per 115g skein,
or fingering-weight yarn in three colors:

Band: 11 yds [10 m], approx 3g, in Mull it Over
Main color: 138 yds [126 m], approx 37g, in Gumshoe
Contrast color: 97 yds [89m], approx 26g, in Registry

Use circular needles or dpns, according to your preference for working small circumferences in the round.

• US 3 [3.25 mm] needles (gauge needle)
• US 1 [2.25 mm] needles, or needles two sizes smaller than gauge needle

26 sts x 40 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in stockinette, after washing and blocking. Suggested needle: US 3 [3.25 mm].