Grayson, a free knitting pattern from Knitty.com. Free knitting pattern for a DETAILS HERE.
by Leah McGlone
Grayson is inspired by the meeting of tree tops along a ridgeline, the points of a mountain range, or the ever so important directional hiking arrow. My father's family hails from a small farming town named Grayson known for its sprawling farmlands and treacherous Appalachian mountainsides.
Towards the end of the fall and early winter season I join my family and escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head to the mountains where wifi is spotty but conversation is nothing but short.
Grayson brings my love for this mountainside town back with me to the city in the form of a large, knitwear hug perfect for battling those brisk fall days as we head into the dead of winter.
model: Emily Carris
photos: Leah McGlone
Version A (short, shown in green below)
Length: 65 inches/165 cm
Width: 14 inches/35.5 cm
Version B (long, shown in blue above)
Length: 81 inches/205.74 cm
Width: 12 inches/30.48 cm
Version A (short, shown in green)
Kelbourne Woolens Andorra [60% Merino wool, 20% Highland wool, 20% Mohair; 185 yds/169 m per 1.76 oz/50 g skein]; color: Kelly Green, #325; 4 skeins
Version B (long, shown in blue)
Kelbourne Woolens Scout [100% Wool; 274 yds/250 m per 3.52 oz/100 g skein]; color: Blue Heather; 4 skeins
Recommended needle size
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter's gauge is unique]
US #5/3.75 mm needles for working flat
US #6/4 mm needles for working flat
Version A: 28 sts/32 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch
Version B: 24 sts/28 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch
[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
CO 102 sts.
Row 1 [RS]: K3, p2, (k3, p3) 4 times, k3, p2, (k3, p3) 10 times, k3, p2, k3.
Row 2 [WS]: P3, k2, (p3, k3) 10 times, p3, k2, (p3, k3) 4 times, k3, p2, k3.
Work Rows 1-2 15 times, or until piece measures 3.75[5.5] inches/ 9.5 cm ending with a WS row.
First Half of Body
Next Row [RS]: K3, work Chart A 5 times, work Chart B 11 times, k3.
Next Row [WS]: P3, work Chart B 11 times, work Chart A 5 times, p3.
Work as set until you have completed 32 full repeats of the charts, 6 rows of a 33rd[36th] repeat.
Second Half of Body
Next Row [RS]: K3, work Chart C 5 times, work Chart D 11 times, k3.
Next Row [WS]: P3, work Chart D 11 times, work Chart C 5 times, p3.
Work as set until you have completed 6 full repeats of the charts, 4 rows of 7th[9th] repeat.
Repeat first Border.
Bind off in ribbing pattern.
Block and weave in ends.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Leah McGlone is a knitwear designer living in Philadelphia. When she's not knitting you can find her running, keeping her house plants alive, or simply having a night out on the town.
Pattern & images © 2018 Leah McGlone.