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Perrine's Bridge

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a graphic striped hat worked in a simple slip-stitch pattern with a diagonal construction that always keeps it interesting to knit

  • worked flat at first and joined in the round later
  • easy slip-stitch stripe pattern over garter stitch
  • optional crochet edge
  • both completely charted and written pattern
  • 3 adult sizes, determined by gauge
  • can be worn centered or off-center for an asymmetrical tilt

You'll Need
  • approx 100 yards / 90 meters each of 2 colors worsted weight yarn, fiber content that will block well
  • size US 6, 7, or 8 needles, or sized to get a gauge of 22, 21, 20 stitches in 4"/10cm in garter stitch for sizes small (20"/51cm), medium (21"/53.5cm), large (22"/56cm); a 16" circular needle and a set of double points

Perrine’s Bridge is knit side to side with stripes and slipped stitches, increasing to the full length & then decreasing back to the end point making for an accessible construction. The contrast between marled Rockwell & fuzzy Valkill make for a dense & textured fabric with asymmetric lines spanning the width.

This big, squishy, asymmetrical triangle shawl is really more of a blanket for your neck — the stitch pattern makes it almost the thickness of two layers of knit fabric. This creates a piece that’s not just extra warm, but also kind of sculptural to wear — try styling it different ways to find your favorite look!

The background pattern has a similar feel to garter stitch, but half the lighter color stitches are slipped, making the darker color act as the main color, so that the lines really pop off the background.

The lines are made with slipped stitches running straight across the first section, then twisting to travel diagonally up to the top edge, criss-crossing each other as they go.

Pattern is entirely written and charted and a schematic and flat photo are included.

Finished Measurements: Sample shown is 70”/178cm wide; 23”/58cm deep

Size can easily be adjusted, as well as gauge/weight.

Instructions are given for using any weight and making any size by weighing your yarn and stopping based on yardage remaining.
You will get a PDF (2MB) file

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