Thursday, August 29, 2013

Zebra Chevron

I've begun a new project, even though I have whole box of projects I need to work on. It doesn't require me purchasing any yarn, and it has been fermenting in my imagination for a while.
Maybe I should have warned you to wear sunglasses for this...
The swatch you see above, searing your eyeballs, is of a mosaic stitch called Zebra Chevron. I saw this stitch while leafing through A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker, and it occurred to me that it just might be possible to make a tam in this stitch whereby the decreases are hidden in the chevron pattern. So, now we will see if that is doable.

Of course, I have spent the better part of the day wishing I had done the math before casting on. Instead, I knit a band in the desired gauge and size and then tried to figure out how many stitches I should be working in the round to make the Zebra Chevron pattern work out. Much muttered swearing and ripping of yarn and scribbling of long division later, I think I have it. And I think I'm buying a calculator.

The actual hat will be in the same brand and size yarn as the swatch, but the Lego blue is being replaced by a heathered gray which will hopefully temper the violent pink.


arianna said...

Gorgeous! And I am sooo excited to see you posting regularly again, hurray!! :)

Praxis said...

Thanks! I'm pretty excited, too.