In a forest, the understory is the hidden part you don’t see looking down from above; it grows beneath the main canopy of trees and can really only be seen from the inside. That’s the source of inspiration for Understoried’s flowing leaf and branch motifs.
But underneath that story is another, deeper one: Each of us has our own understory, made up of the people “behind the scenes” who hold us up and the stories that make us who we are. Understoried is a tribute to this often hidden, always vital part of each of us. The design began life as a thank-you for two people who supported me through a difficult season: the scarf for a friend and the wrap for my mother. It makes a wonderful gift for a special someone in your life — especially if you share the inspiration behind it with them!
Knit on the bias, both sizes of Understoried drape beautifully no matter how you wear them. Choose the single-skein version for a lightweight scarf or the large, luxurious wrap for a cozier piece. Or, use the pattern notes to create your very own custom size.
Instructions are both written and charted, so you’ll be comfortable knitting, whatever your preference might be. The pattern has been tech edited and test knit, so you can cast on with confidence!SIZES
Length: 69.5 (92)” / 176.5 (233.75) cm
Width: 7.5 (17.5)” / 19 (44.5) cm
Measurements taken after firm blocking.YARN
380 (1,120) yd / 348 (1,025) m of fingering weight yarn. Totals include a 15% buffer. Pattern includes a note about altering size as desired.
Shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (100% Merino; 395 yd / 361 m per 120 g / 4.24 oz skein), 1 (3) skein(s); shown in Curiosity (Penumbra)NEEDLES
US 4 / 3.5mm needles of choice for working flat, or size needed to obtain gauge; 24” / 60 cm or longer circular needles are recommended for Wrap to accommodate large number of stitchesNOTIONS
22 stitches and 31 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch after firm blocking.
14 stitches and 14 rows of Leaves Lace = 2.75” / 7 cm wide and 3.5” / 9 cmhigh after firm blocking.
Gauge is not crucial but will affect yardage used and final dimensions.TECHNIQUES
Yarn overs, single increases, single and double decreases. Bias shaping is built into instructions. Pattern includes links to more information about required stitches and techniques.
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