Grayson : Knitty.com - Winter 2018

Grayson

Grayson, a free knitting pattern from Knitty.com. Free knitting pattern for a DETAILS HERE.

INTRODUCTION

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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.

spacer model: Emily Carris

spacer photos: Leah McGlone

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SIZE

A[B]

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

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

MATERIALS

Yarn
Version A (short, shown in green)
spacer 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)
spacer 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]
Version A
spacer US #5/3.75 mm needles for working flat

Version B:
spacer US #6/4 mm needles for working flat

Notions
spacer stitch markers
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GAUGE

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

PATTERN NOTES

[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]

CHARTS

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DIRECTIONS


CO 102[78] sts.

Border
Row 1 [RS]: K3, p2, (k3, p3) 4[3] times, k3, p2, (k3, p3) 10[7] times, k3, p2, k3.
Row 2 [WS]: P3, k2, (p3, k3) 10[7] times, p3, k2, (p3, k3) 4[3] times, k3, p2, k3.

Work Rows 1-2 15[17] times, or until piece measures 3.75[5.5] inches/ 9.5[14] cm ending with a WS row.

First Half of Body
Next Row [RS]: K3, work Chart A 11[8] times, work Chart B 5[4] times, k3.
Next Row [WS]: P3, work Chart B 5[4] times, work Chart A 11[8] times, p3.

Work as set until you have completed 32[35] full repeats of the charts, 6 rows of a 33rd[36th] repeat.

Second Half of Body
Next Row [RS]: K3, work Chart C 5[4] times, work Chart D 11[8] times, k3.
Next Row [WS]: P3, work Chart D 11[8] times, work Chart C 5[4] times, p3.

Work as set until you have completed 6[8] full repeats of the charts, 4 rows of 7th[9th] repeat.

Border
Repeat first Border.

Bind off in ribbing pattern.

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FINISHING

Block and weave in ends.

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

designername 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.

Follow along on her knitting (and other making adventures) on Instagram, check out her WIPs on Ravelry and view her whole portfolio on her website.

Pattern & images © 2018 Leah McGlone.