Remember last week when I said this book showed up at my door? Well it was an extra good mail day as I got TWO copies instead of one! So, it's time to tell you about my design, Duplex, in Ann Budd's new collection Scarf Style 2 AND hold a giveaway so you can knit your own!
Duplex is a cowl that can be worn around the neck or the shoulders. It is a "fauxbius" constructed of alternating garter stitch and stockinette short row row triangles separated by eyelets. A fauxbius is merely a rectangle, begun with a provisional cast on, and then worked to the desired length. Before grafting you flip your rectangle thus creating a moebius!
I did get some great shots on Caitlin when we went on a road trip to Webs right before I shipped Duplex off to Interweave... I do love me an rusty old iron bridge!
I used Dream in Color Smooshy for Duplex in grey tabby... I was sent two skeins, and only ended up using one as I made the small. Any fingering weight sock yarn will do... I think it would be really nice in something with a little cashmere too : )!
Who wants to win my extra skein of yarn and extra copy of Scarf Style 2?
Just leave a comment by the end of the day on August 25th.... do you have any ideas of a yarn you have in stash that might be good for this design?
I can't wait to start seeing more Duplex's being knit! Don't forget to leave a way for me to get in touch with you!