Swingy Accessories - free .pdf pattern download
Make your knitting SWING with a short-row knitting technique imported from Europe. Perfected by Heidrun Liegmann and popularized by Brigitte Elliott in the United States, Swing-Knitting™ is like knitting music. Using one color at a time to keep beat with a “melody,” you’ll knit defined areas called “stanzas.” This kind of knitting is simultaneously exciting and relaxing--it just swings! Once you master the technique, you can easily add the swing knitting effect to any project. Instructions are included for knitters who are familiar with using the short-row formula, or melody, and for knitters who are not. Simple, concise steps are written to enable any knitter to follow the pattern with ease.
Scarf: 60” long (not including fringe) and 8” wide
Cowl: 40” around and 8” wide
Featured Yarn: Zitron Zeitlos Multi and Zeitlos Solid (100% extrafine merino superwash with rose oil); 262 yds / 100g. One hank each of two colors. Scarf shown: Multi #003 (MC) Solid #130 (CC); Cowl
shown: Multi #004 (MC) Solid #140 (CC).
Two (2) 5 mm (approx US 8) / 16” circular needles 5 mm (US H) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Additional Notions: 12 locking ring stitch markers, 6 each in a dark color (D) and a light color (L) or safety pins (see notes); tapestry needle.
GAUGE: 15 sts + 25 rows = 4” in Garter Stitch