Yarn: Ontheround Merino Worsted or 200 yards of any worsted weight
Neeedles: Size US10.5/6.5mm 16” circular needle
15.5 sts and 22 rnds = 10 x 10 cm/4” x 4”
Finished measurements: 7" high by 28" around
Cast on 112 stitches (I like it loose; use 100 stitches if you want it tighter. Pattern is a multiple of 4.) Join, being careful not to twist the stitches.
(Knit a round, purl a round) twice. Begin Woven Stitch pattern:
Round 1:•K2, yf, sl2, yb; rep from • to end.
Round 2: Knit.
Round 3: •Yf,sl2,yb, k2; rep from • to end.
Round 4: Knit.
Repeat these 4 rounds for pattern. Work in pattern for 7” or desired height. (Knit a round, purl a round) twice. Bind off loosely and weave in ends.
k = knit
p = purl
yf = yarn to front
yb = yarn to back
sl = slip
(Pattern Stitch “Double Woven Stitch I” adapted from the Harmony Guides Knit & Purl, edited by Erika Knight, p. 76)
I found that stranding the yarn across two stitches was a good way to show off the yarn; hand dyed yarn can be gorgeous in the skein, but sometimes it is disappointing knit up. Stranding really showed the beautiful colors as well as the thick-and-thin quality of the yarn. I love that.