The tech edited and test knit piece is fully written with the brioche charted. Skills – brioche in the round, brioche flat, cabling, and double knitting.
15.5”/ 39cm (unstretched) around by 5”/ 13cm tall in back and 11.5”/ 29cm long in front
2 skeins Five Wise Owls fingering weight yarn, in colors Sea Glass and The Wizard
Single skein info: Hand dyed 100% organic cotton; 437yds/ 400m per 100g/ 3.53oz
Sample weight 48g
US 3/ 3.25mm circular needles
5 stitch markers, with one unique to mark start of rnd
22 sts and 26 rnds over 4”/ 10cm in Brioche stitch unstretched with US 3/ 3.25mm needles
16 sts and 26 rnds over 4”/ 10cm in Brioche stitch stretched with US 3/ 3.25mm needles
Note: exact gauge is not critical to this design. Gauge variations may impact final size and yardage requirements.
- Customize It: Aspen Trails is designed to fit like a turtleneck relying on the stretch of brioche to slip on and off over your head. To increase or decrease the circumference, add or subtract 4 sts - 2 before the first marker and 2 after the 4th marker. Customizing the size in the back of the turtleneck will prevent any extra calculations in the Bandanna section. Turtleneck increases or decreases approximately 1”/ 2.5cm in diameter when stretched with each 4 st change.
- Track It: the bandanna brings brioche and double knitting together to create a completely reversible design.
- Stripe It: the double knitting section features a double stripe that aligns with the brioche. For a solid bandanna, continue to work the double knitting as established over the 6 sts between the color change markers rather than switching up the MCs & CCs.
- Navigate It: construction diagram page 3, charted directions and pattern repeats pages 4-5, and written pattern 6-7.
- 1 Kings 5:7-12