I stumbled into this design while reworking an element in a different project, and I realized this practice piece serves a great purpose on its own! With an icord cast-on, integrated icord edging, German short rows and an icord bind-off, this DK accessory packs in a bunch of skills! SURPLUS makes a great gift knit, too, for when you’re searching for a fun and functional gift for a friend.
Sun Valley Fibers Tweed DK, 85% Merino, 15% Nylon, 230 yd / 210 m per 100 g, or similar DK weight yarn. www.sunvalleyfibers.com
110 yd / 100 m (48 g)
Yarn estimate includes 10% buffer.
Sample shown in colorway Cobblestone, 101.2 yd / 92.5 m (44 g)
34” long x 4.25” tall at center / 86 cm long x 10.8 cm tall at center
18 stitches & 36 rows = 4” / 10 cm in garter stitch, blocked
Gauge is not critical but will impact finished size and yarn requirements
US 7 / 4.5 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 or size needed to get gauge
1 locking stitch marker for cast-on and to indicate RS of work
4 stitch markers to mark short rows
Flexible tape measure
Thanks and credits also go to:
Tech editing: Bronwyn Hahn
Test knitting: Tammy B., Kathrin K., & Kim R.