Graphic Hound­stooth

Vi­brant col­ors are key to this eye-catch­ing, easy-to-knit neck­er­chief.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Vanessa Ewing for Ply­mouth Yarn Co.

Gauge

18 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Hound­stooth pat (blocked). To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tion

Slip marker (sm): Slip marker from LH to RH nee­dle.

Pat­tern Stitch

Hound­stooth (mul­ti­ple of 3 sts) Note: The fol­low­ing pat st is given for swatch­ing pur­poses and has just 1 rep; work at least 5 reps for swatch. Fol­low di­rec­tions within neck­er­chief in­struc­tions for ac­tual pat st. Row 1 (RS): With B, k1, *sl 1, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1, k1. Row 2: With B, purl. Row 3: With A, *sl 1, k2; rep from * to end. Row 4: With A, purl.

Rep Rows 1–4 for pat.

Spe­cial Tech­nique

Pi­cot Bind-Off: Bind off 4 sts, *slip st on RH nee­dle back to LH nee­dle, then turn and cable cast-on 2 sts; bind off 6 sts; rep from * to last 3 sts, slip st on RH nee­dle back to LH nee­dle, then turn and cast on 2 sts; bind off 5 sts; cut yarn and fas­ten off last st.

Pat­tern Notes

Neck­er­chief is worked from the cen­ter top down, be­gin­ning with a garter tab.

A cir­cu­lar nee­dle is used to ac­com­mo­date large num­ber of stitches; do not join.

Carry the non-work­ing yarn loosely up the side of the work.

Neck­er­chief

Garter Tab With A, cast on 3 sts.

Knit 10 rows; do not turn af­ter last row.

Ro­tate work 90 de­grees clock­wise, then pick up and knit 5 sts along side edge; knit 3 sts from cast-on edge—11 sts. Body Set-up row (WS): K2, p4, pm, p3, k2. Note: A chart is pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work Hound­stooth pat from a chart.

Change to B and beg Hound­stooth pat: Row 1: With B, k2, yo, k1, sl 1, k1, yo, sm; k1, yo, k1, sl 1, k1, yo, k2—4 sts inc; 15 sts. Row 2 and all WS rows: Con­tin­u­ing with same color, k2, purl to last 2 sts, k2. Row 3: With A, k2, yo, k1, sl 1, k2, sl 1, yo, sm; k1, yo, sl 1, k2, sl 1, k1, yo, k2— 4 sts inc; 19 sts. Row 5: With B, k2, yo, *sl 1, k2; rep from * to 1 st be­fore marker, k1, yo, sm; k1, yo, k1; **k2, sl 1; rep from ** to last 2 sts, yo, k2—4 sts inc; 23 sts. Row 7: With A, k2, yo, *sl 1, k2; rep from * to marker, yo, sm; k1, yo, **k2, sl 1; rep from ** to last 2 sts, yo, k2—4 sts inc; 27 sts. Row 9: With B, k2, yo, *k2, sl 1; rep from * to 2 sts be­fore marker, k2, yo, sm; k1, yo, k2, **sl 1, k2; rep from ** to last 2 sts, yo, k2—4 sts inc; 31 sts. Row 11: With A, k2, yo, *k2, sl 1; rep from * to 1 st be­fore marker, k1, yo, sm; k1, yo, k1, **sl 1, k2; rep from ** to last 2 sts, yo, k2—4 sts inc; 35 sts. Row 13: With B, k2, yo, k1, *sl 1, k2; rep from * to 2 sts be­fore marker, sl 1, k1, yo, sm; k1, yo, k1, sl 1, **k2, sl 1; rep from ** to last 3 sts, k1, yo, k2—4 sts inc; 39 sts. Row 15: With A, k2, yo, k1, *sl 1, k2; rep from * to 1 st be­fore marker, k1, yo, sm; k1, yo, k1, **k2, sl 1; rep from ** to last 3 sts, k1, yo, k2—4 sts inc; 43 sts. Row 16: K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2. Rep [Rows 5–16] 5 times—163 sts. Cut B. Us­ing C in place of B, work Rows 5–16, then Rows 5–8—195 sts. Edg­ing Row 1 (RS): With C, k2, yo, knit to marker, yo, sm; k1, yo, knit to last 2 sts, yo, k2—199 sts. Row 2: Knit to 1 st be­fore marker, p1, sm; knit to end. Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2—203 sts. Rows 5 and 6: With A, rep Rows 1 and 2—207 sts.

Cut A. Rows 7–12: With C, rep [Rows 1 and 2] 3 times—219 sts.

Bind off us­ing Pi­cot Bind-Off.

Fin­ish­ing

Wet-block to fin­ished mea­sure­ments. Weave in all ends.

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