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“Two gauges, two colors … too cool!”
Churchmouse's love affair with linen stitch continues—this time using two high-contrast colors for crisp zigs and zags, or two closer colors for tonal shading. They started with a soft fingering-weight yarn and then took it all the way to a lace-weight yarn to mimic the breezy sigh of a fine woven scarf. Aaah …
FINISHED SIZE (Both Gauges)
8 x 64”/20 x 162cm, after blocking. See pattern for information on creating a custom size.
Approx. 540 yds/494m soft fingering-weight yarns: 270 yds/247m each in 2 colors.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS (FINGERING-WEIGHT VERSION)
US 10 (6mm) needle, or size to get gauge.
US 6 (4mm) 24”/60cm circular, or 4 US sizes/2mm smaller than gauge needle.
For provisional cast-on: 2 yds/2m fine cotton waste yarn; US J/6mm crochet hook; locking marker.
GAUGE (FINGERING-WEIGHT VERSION)
28 sts = 4”/10cm, before blocking.
26 sts = 4”/10cm pattern, after blocking.
Approx. 690 yds/631m soft lace-weight yarn: 345 yds/316m each in 2 colors.
Shown in Rowan Fine Lace (437 yds/400m each): 1 skein pale fuscia Color 926, 1 skein plummy Color 927.
Custom sizes will need different yardage.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS (LACE-WEIGHT VERSION)
US 6 (4mm) needle, or size to get gauge.
US 2 (2.75mm) 24”/60cm circular or 4 US sizes/1.25mm smaller than gauge needle.
For provisional cast-on: 2 yds/2m fine cotton waste yarn; US G/4mm crochet hook; locking marker.
GAUGE (LACE-WEIGHT VERSION)
38 sts = 4”/10cm in pattern, before blocking.
36 sts = 4”/10cm in pattern, after blocking.
Custom sizes require different yardage, see pattern for information.