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I’ve knit a few samples these past few weeks. One with our new colourway Corrosion and the other with a Quintet set. So here they are for your knitting pleasure.

Quint

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This took one Quintet kit, 5 x 30 gm skeins. It is an easy pattern, exact amounts are not crucial. A kitchen scale would be handy since it is based on knitting at mostly 10 gm per section per ball.  Blocked size: 58″ wide and 29″ deep

Materials:

1 Quintet set (I used 3 ply sock but any base will do)

4 mm needles. I am a loose knitter so you could always go up to 4.5 mm if you are a tight knitter.

Kitchen scale

Gauge:  unblocked gauge 16 stitches x 32 rows, blocked gauge 18 stitches by 22 rows – I just pinned it to a clothesline and let it dry hanging rather than pinning out.

Pattern:

Cast on 3 stitches with colour A.

Set up row: slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front (s1pwyf), knit to end. Repeat for one more row.

  1. s1pwyf, knit front & back (kfb), knit to end.
  2. s1pwyf, knit to end.

Repeat these two rows until you have used 20 gm of yarn.

*Note: when switching colours, you will be slipping the first stitch of the previous colour then bringing the next colour up to your needle from the front, not the back, to kfb in the next stitch.

Add colour B, knit rows 1 and 2. Change to colour A, knit rows 1 and 2. Continue alternating until you have used 10 gm of colour B and almost all of colour A so that you don’t run out of colour A until you have completed row 2. Knit 10 gms of rows 1 and 2 with colour B.

Add colour C, knit rows 1 and 2. Change to colour B, knit rows 1 and 2. Continue alternating until you have used 10 gm of colour C and almost all of colour B so that you don’t run out of colour B until you have completed row 2. Knit 10 gms of rows 1 and 2 with colour C.

Add colour D, knit rows 1 and 2. Change to colour C, knit rows 1 and 2. Continue alternating until you have used 10 gm of colour D and almost all of colour C so that you don’t run out of colour C until you have completed row 2. Knit 10 gms of rows 1 and 2 with colour D.

Add colour E, knit rows 1 and 2. Change to colour D, knit rows 1 and 2. Continue alternating until you have used 10 gm of colour E and almost all of colour D so that you don’t run out of colour D until you have completed row 2. Knit approximately 18 gms of rows 1 and 2 with colour E (or more – just make sure you have enough to bind off).

Bind off using your preferred stretchy bind-off. I used Jenny’s Surprising bind-off, but the standard lace bind off is fine too. (Knit the first two stitches, slip them back onto left-hand needle, knit 2 together through the back loop [k2tbl], one stitch on right-hand needle, *knit next stitch, slip them back onto left-hand needle, k2tbl*, repeat until all stitches are bound off.)

Number of garter ridges:

  • 55 garter ridges (so 110 rows) in A, 11 garter ridges each when alternating A+B.
  • 10 garter ridges in B and 7 ridges each B+C.
  • 7 ridges in C, 6 each C+D.
  • 6 ridges in D, 5 D+E.
  • 9 ridges in E. This is a rough guide since numbers could be different for you depending on your gauge.

Corrosion Cowl

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Materials:

1 skein of sock yarn (Riverside studio MCN Twist in Corrosion) and two mini skeins (15 gm x 2 of Copper & Zinc)

3.75 mm needle (3.5 or 4 will do, the size might change a bit).

Gauge: 19 stitches x 39 rows after light blocking. Final size: 23″ long (46″ round) and 8.5″ wide.

Pattern:

Cast on 224 stitches with main colour (MC). Join in the round, place marker for beginning of round.

Knit 1 through the back loop (k1tbl), purl 1 for 5 rounds.

Knit 2 rounds. Join contrast colour (CC) for Broken seed stitch:

  1. CC: k1, p1 to end of round.
  2. MC: Knit to end of round
  3. CC: p1, k1 to end of round.
  4. MC: knit to end of round.

Repeat these 4 round once more (8 rounds total)

Knit 4 rounds with MC.

*K1tbl, P1* for 5 rounds.

Knit 2 rows.

Knit 2 repeats of Broken seed stitch (8 rounds total).

Knit 6 rounds in MC.

Knit one set of Broken seed stitch (4 rows)

Knit 5 rounds in MC.

Knit 2 repeats of Broken seed stitch (8 rounds total).

*K1tbl, P1* for 5 rounds.

Knit 5 rounds in MC.

Knit 2 repeats of Broken seed stitch (8 rounds total).

*K1tbl, P1* for 5 rounds.

Loosely bind off.

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Frankie would look better in the Corrosion Cowl but he took off on me after this picture. He is an unreliable model!