Bold diagonal lines and colors that sizzle--what's not to love? Runnel is a dynamic scarf or cowl design that uses alternating rows of color to build intersecting blocks of pinstripes. For the scarf, the knitting begins at the solid-colored center section with a provisional cast-on. Work progresses downward in garter stitch, changing color pairings to create broad bands of stripes. Stitches are picked up along the knitted edge for the final block that runs in the opposite direction. Once that is complete, the provisional stitches are removed and the second half of the scarf is knit to match. An i-cord edging is worked around the perimeter. The cowl is begun with a triangle. Half of the stitches are put on hold. Once the rest of the cowl is complete, the final row of stitches is grafted to those on hold to complete the circle. Runnel can be hand washed and dried flat. Brooklyn Tweed has assigned this Elise Young design a skill level rating of 3 out of 5 (intermediate).
Runnel was designed for Brooklyn Tweed's Loft or Peerie. Both are fingering weight wools. They are knit in this project at 6 stitches per inch in garter stitch, after blocking.
For this project you will also need:
- For the scarf-- Loft or Peerie: 4 skeins main color; 1 skein each 3 accent colors
For the cowl-- Loft or Peerie: 3 skeins main color; 1 skein each 3 accent colors
- single point needles in US size 5 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)
If you adjusted the size above to get gauge, adjust the needles below correspondingly.
- double point needles in US size 4
- locking stitch markers
- crochet hook in US size F and waste yarn for provisional cast-on
- spare needle in US size 3 or 4 for applied i-cord
- small amount of sock yarn in a similar color for seaming (optional)
- tapestry needle
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