I’ve been programming (in a sense) my latest design using Binary Stitches©. The original order of stitches was not what I ended up with. I manipulated the rows as if they were lines of code, trying to achieve a particular visual effect.
Paper cut-outs were used to help me decide which direction I wanted to knit.
Was I going to knit in the round, flat with a seam or use a provisional cast on? I decided to knit Versatility flat with a seam.
Versatility With Binary Stitches©
Materials: Malabrigo Rasta Kettle Dyed Merino Wool, approx. 90 yds, col. 416 Indiecita. Option 1 (qty 1) and Options 2-4 (qty 2).
US Size 15 needle
Gauge: 2 sts = 1″
Measurements: Option 1: 12″ wide x 20″ long (after light blocking)
Options 2-4: 12″ wide x 40″ long (after light blocking)
Multiple of 6 + 2
Edge Stitches: (RS) Wyif, slip the first and last stitch purlwise. (WS) Knit tbl of the first stitch and knit the last stitch.
Row 1: K1, P1, K2, P1, K1, continue across the row.
Row 2: Knit stitches as they appear
Row 3: K3, P3, continue across the row.
Row 4: Knit stitches as they appear.
Repeat these 4 rows.
Using Size 15 needle, CO 26 sts. Knit to desired length*. BO loosely and seam using desired method.
Option 1 is knit to a length of 20 inches, which gently hugs the neck.
Options 2-4 are knit to a length of 40 inches, which offers a variety of ways to wear Versatility.
Pattern © by Mary Lou Fall
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