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Short Description: Versus by The Yarniad. Versus is about opposites. Take a light and a dark or a neon and a neutral, knit an eyeleted, stripey triangle, then join a thick, perpendicular extension that is a negative of the original pattern. Versus begins with a single stitch and is knit in one piece with two skeins of fingering weight yarn all in garter stitch, save for the rows of eyelets occasionally placed throughout. Simple increases and decreases and one strategically placed cast on form contradicting lines, and the perfect unsymmetrical triangular shape to wrap up in. Notes on modification have been included at the end of the pattern, as well as instructions for a three-color version.

Gauge: 18 sts & 36 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Garter Stitch after blocking

Finished Measurements: 64”/ 162.5 cm wingspan; 27”/ 68.5 cm height

Materials Used: 2 colors of fingering weight yarn: 420 yds/ 385 m of MC and 300 yds/ 275 m of CC

  • Two-color version shown in: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% Merino; 420 yds/ 384 m per 114g); 1 skein each of Faded Parka, green (MC), and Fluoro Rose, pink (CC)

OR, 3 colors of fingering weight yarn: 390 yds/ 357 m of MC, 290 yds/ 267 m of CC, and 115 yds/ 105 m of a 3rd color

  • Three-color version shown in: The Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering (75% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 5% Nylon; 390 yds/ 357 m per 101g); 1 skein each of Lonesome Highway/ grey (MC), Twill/ natural (CC), and Lightning Bug/ neon green (3rd color) 

Needle Size: US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, at least 24”/ 60 cm long, or size needed to obtain gauge

Pattern Includes: Detailed written instructions, photographs, schematic.

Skill Level: Adventurous beginner

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