Reeds by Yumiko Alexander


January 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in st st
US 7 - 4.5 mm
908 - 1362 yards (830 - 1245 m)
smaller and larger
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I started to make a poncho with a vertical Dropped Cable stitch pattern. I seamed it, then I tried it on… and I was surprised that it was an uncomfortable fit. The vertical cables were right next to my arm and did not have any stretch! So I put it into a time-out.
A month later, I unseamed the shoulder, and it was back to the simple rectangle. I put it on my shoulders, and I love to wear it as a shawl!
Surprising things happen during the design process. Sometimes (maybe most of the time), the first idea does not turn out to be what I was looking for. Thinking and thinking… then another idea comes out, and it works well

Skill Level
Advanced Beginner – Intermediate

Finished Size
18 1/2” x 54” (22” x 68”) Shown here 18 1/2” x 54”

4 (6) skeins DanDoh Yarn “Silk +” (76% silk, 24% cotton, 227 yards/50g), caramel
US 7 (4.5 mm) 24” or longer circular knitting needles, or size to obtain gauge
Stitch markers,
Darning needle

20 sts x 28 rows = 4” in St St (blocked)