June 17, 2011

Yarn: Rowan Wool Cotton, DK weight 50% Cotton/50% Wool, in Gypsy and Moonstone

Needles: 4 mm / 6 US

Gauge: 4.25 stitches and 5.5 rows per inch

Stitch Pattern: Elongated-Stitch Waves

Source: BW1, p. 81.

Comments: This is an odd one... the elongated stitches are made by double-wrapping the knits and purls, but then dropping off one of the wraps when you come to knit or purl it again.  I think it would be really hard to use this in a garment - first off, I think the needle should be smaller than normal for the yarn, to keep the regular stitches nice and tight, and then you'd have to make sure it was blocked evenly both horizontally and vertically - there seems to be a lot of play in the stretched stitches.  Also, don't make my mistake - remember to carry the contrast yarn up the side all the way along so the selvage doesn't get stretched tight like mine did! :)

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