The Zipper is a unisex sideways knit scarf with a unique ripple pattern. Inspired by the dots and curves in Aboriginal art, the wave motif provides a great foundation for any color combo. It looks great in dark colors or brights, making it bold or subtle. This pattern inspired a lot of graphics and animations when I was exploring color combos, but I'll stay on topic and post them later.This pattern uses stacked increases and decreases for the colorwork. This means that it is
very elastic and has no strands on the wrong side. This pattern is a great intro to this colorwork technique if you have never tried it. Videos of stacked increases and decreases are available on youtube. If you have been following my articles and trying out these stitches, this is the next step because it offers a lot of fun color options , but the stitch is easy. It is the best warm up pattern if you are working up to knitting Fox Paws or a Petal Cowl.
From now until Tuesday, December 2, if you purchase this pattern, you can get Fox Paws or a Petal Cowl pattern for half price. So if you weren’t feeling ready to tackle complex colorwork yet, this is the perfect way to get to know the new stitches.
Finished Size: 8.5” (22cm) wide and 64” (162cm) long rectangle.
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Maxima, 218 yards/100g (199m/100g) per skein.
Main Color: 2290 Dark Chocolate, 75g, 164 yards (150m)
Color A: 2122 Mahogany,100g, 218 yards (199m)
Color B: 2680 Sea Urchin, 50g, 109 yards (100m)
Needles: Size 10 (6mm) 60”circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 16 sts x 32 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in garter stitch.
Other Materials: Sewing needle, steamer, blocking surface, pins
Here's a coloring page that you can use to plan your colors as well. Print it out and have some fun.