Am reposting this as Alison Lee of the MK Guild pointed out a typo - 5 plus 2 is 7, not 9. And I call myself an engineer! Sigh!
Yarn: Noro Kureyon - wind yarn from centre of ball until it weighs 25g to make a new ball - it's not possible to machine knit from both ends of a ball without some major tangles! I use this "centre ball" as the second yarn - the main yarn does the pattern 5 times, and the contrast yarn 5 times.
Tension: T6 on the chunky machine
E-wrap CO 43 sts (or multiple of 8 plus 3 for larger width)
Row 1: With MY, K 3 rows. Set CARR to hold.
Row 4: Short-row as follows, remembering to wrap at start of each row:K12, K8, K7, K6, K5, K4, [K20, K8, K7, K6, K5, K4] until 9 sts left in work at RHS, K to end. Cancel hold.
Row 5: K 2 rows
Row 7: With CY, K 3 rows. Set CARR to hold.
Row 10: Short row as follows, remembering to wrap at start of each row:K5, K5, K4, K4, K19, K8, K7, K6, K5, K4, [K20, K8, K7, K6, K5, K4] until 16 sts left in work at RHS, K to end, K5, K5, K4, K4. Cancel hold.
Row 11: K 2 rows
Rep rows 1-12 for pattern.
Transfer tool cast off.
- If you would prefer to use the colour changer with this design then reverse all lefts and rights - that way, the colour changes can be done on the left. It will make no difference at all to the pattern.
- You don't have to use Noro - any yarn and any machine will suit, as long as you adjust the tension to suit the yarn.
Click on these to get a bigger picture.
On the first diagram, where the number of stitches is is brackets, this means just knit to the end, you shouldn't need to count them.
On the second diagram, - means to knit, w means manual wrap, and a blank space means this needle is in holding position.
Click here for an automatic wrapping version
The hand-knitted version, from Knitty Fall '06, was designed by Laura Aylor.