Yarns and such
Mixed weight sport and chunky weight yarns and anything in between. Choose a natural fiber that has stretch and memory. Wool and wool blends are best. Cottons, silks, feel really lovely against the skin and drape in a lovely way, but don’t work so well when mixed with other yarns.
Choose a yarn that you might normally choose for a scarf. Buy 400 yards of it. Make 12 bundles of 30 yards each. Send the yarn with a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
PO Box 8352
Philadelphia, PA 19101
You’ll get a mix of yarns back, and then you can begin.
Knitting needles: 9mm (size 13 U.S.)
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Row 1: (RS) Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K1, [(K2 tog) 2 times], [(YO, K1) 4 times], [(K2 tog) 4 times], [(YO, K1) 4 times], [(K2 tog) 2 times], K1
Row 4: Knit
Layout exchange yarn in desired order. Consider weight of yarn as you arrange your order. Try to have weights flow gently into each other.
CO 26 stitches
Rows 1-4 Work in pattern
Rows 5-8 Rep rows 1-4
Rows 9-12 Rep rows 1-4
ALWAYS change yarn after a row 4. Any other time results in an uneven look and is much harder to do.
Continue pattern, changing yarns after every 8 rows until all exchange yarns are used.
If pattern is overwhelming—just knit instead!
Weave in ends. Block.