Slingshot by Lindsay Lewchuk


November 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Brioche
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
40 - 55 yards (37 - 50 m)
cowl - 26”/ 66cm around by 7”/ 18cm tall; scarf - 3.5”/ 9cm wide by 72”/ 183cm long
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Bring the fun back to learning new techniques! Designed to practice Lindsay’s Invisible Short Rows for 2 color brioche knitting, after binding off Slingshot sling the ends around to transform your stitches into a funky n’ fabulous cowl for any season! Gather your favorite yarn scraps for this upcycle design. Whether wild and wacky or soothing and sublime, a minimum of two highly contrasting colors creates your Slingshot.

The tech edited and test knit pattern is fully written and charted with 3 how-to videos and a photo tutorial. Slingshot includes directions for both the cowl and a skinny scarf.

Finished Measurements:
26”/ 66cm around by 7”/ 18cm tall

35-50g/ 1.23-1.76oz of leftover fingering weight yarn
Sample shows 35g/ 1.23oz from two 6 skein gradient sets The Unique Sheep Green Sheep Cotton Bamboo Fingering, 51% organic cotton/ 49% bamboo, shown in colors “Sunset Road” and “Spring Grass”
Individual Skein Info: 110yds/ 100.5m per 25g/ 0.88oz
US 3/ 3.25mm DPNs or circular needle
US 5/ 3.75mm DPNs or circular needle
Yarn needle
1 locking stitch marker (to mark rs)

20 sts and 26 rows over 4”/ 10cm in Brioche stockinette stitch with smaller needles. Note: exact
gauge is not critical to this design. Gauge variations may impact final size and yardage requirements.

Special Notes:
• Join It: if working with a mini gradient set or random coloured leftovers, switch colours at any Row 1 or Row 16 for a flawless transition. Sample shows following MC through ordered gradient set, skeins 1-6 and CC through reordered gradient set skein 1, 5, 3, 6, 2, 4 with skeins changing after every 2 ½ pattern repeats.
• Scarf It: prefer a scarf to a cowl? To create a skinny scarf 3.5”/ 9cm wide, work pattern Cast On &
Body until piece is 72”/ 183cm or desired length. Then jump to Bind Off & then Finishing.
• Yarn It: Lindsay’s Invisible Short Rows for 2 Color Brioche Knitting works with any weight of yarn. If substituting your favorite weight for the fingering weight, heavier weight yarns will create a wider cowl or scarf and lighter weights will create a skinnier cowl or scarf. Pick your favorite weight and happy knitting!
• Navigate It: pattern page 3, written directions page 4, charted directions page 5, and Cowl It
photo tutorial page 6.
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