I designed Parquetry last spring for The Fiber Gallery for the Puget Sound Yarn Tour. It’s just come back to me, so I can now introduce it here.
I designed it to be a simple and easy knit. Garter stitch and simple brioche stitches combine to form the checkerboard pattern, like a parquet floor.
I used two coordinating colors Of Hazel Knits Lively DK. I think this was the first time I used their DK, and I liked it so much I used more of it for my Soldotna Crop. It’s great yarn to knit with. But you can use any heavy DK/worsted yarn for your Parquetry. Just adjust your needle size to get a fabric you like.
The pattern is now available on Ravelry, link here. And it’s 10% off through October 11, 2019, no coupon code needed.
Introducing Parquetry, a garter stitch and brioche cowl. I designed it for Fiber Gallery, a local yarn shop in Seattle, for this year’s Puget Sound LYS Tour. This yarn crawl runs from May 15-19, 2019. If you’re planning on attending the crawl, you can snag a free copy of this pattern at Fiber Gallery over the weekend! After that, it will be available for purchase from Fiber Gallery through Ravelry.
I loved designing this cowl. I chose Hazel Knits Lively DK in Paisley and Plum Glace. The yarn is bouncy and round, and works as a heavy DK or a light worsted. I took advantage of brioche rib and garter stitch sharing a similar gauge, and made the checkerboard of my dreams!
Are you new to brioche? Parquetry is a very gentle introduction, even simpler than my Petite Brioche. (Petite Brioche is still a free download, and a great way to learn brioche rib.)
Speaking of local yarn shops, you may be seeing my patterns in your LYS. I’m pleased to be working with Stitch Sprouts, a distributor here in the US. This is a new way for me to get my designs out to the world. I’ve spent a good chunk of time at the computer readying my PDF patterns for printing. If your LYS orders from Stitch Sprouts, let them know you want to see PDXKnitterati!
Back to designing and pattern writing…