knit/lab/fair isle rapids

Free Pattern in Knitty Winter 2007

The Knitty pattern (in blue & cream, bottom of page) available here.

 

The pattern for the narrow knit-in-the-round version (in green & beige, right and below) is available to download here.

 

This design came about when I was trying different ways of shifting yarn overs in a lace sample. I was playing around with increasing and decreasing stitches and wondered how the technique would transfer to stranded knitting. The result was this wavy stripe pattern which reminded me of deltas, rapids and New Zealand’s braided rivers. The back has an interesting brocade-ish reverse pattern.

 

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