Roundup those stitches with Country Western MKAL! Inspired by the chic side of rustic cowgirl living, work with your herd by mixing and matching your two favorite DK weight yarns. In this design, mixing textures is a plus! Once your yarn is in hand wait until September 7th to cast on. Then corral your stitches into a rounded off triangle shaped FO, designed for effortless trail riding wearing.
The tech edited and test knit easy level pattern is fully written with a schematic. Recommended skills: cast on, bind off, knit, purl, increase, & decrease.
64”/ 162.5cm across by 21”/ 53.5cm long. Optional tassels add an additional 6”/ 15cm each.
400yds/ 366m DK weight eco yarn (MC)
400yds/ 366m DK weight eco yarn (CC)
Designer sample in 2 skeins Pima Cotton (MC) & 2 skeins Linen Tanguis (CC) from socially responsible Americo Original. Single skein info Pima Cotton: 100% cotton; 273yds/ 250m per 100g/ 3.5oz. Single skein info Linen Tanguis: 50% linen / 50% cotton; 218yds/ 199m per 100g/ 3.5oz.
Tester sample: animal-fiber Kenzie (angora) & Cascade (wool).
US 6/ 4mm circular needles
2 stitch markers
22 sts and 34 rows over 4”/ 10cm. Note: exact gauge is not critical to this design. Gauge variations may impact final size and yardage requirements.
Country Western is a fun experiment in mixing of different textures and fibers of the same weight. In the sample, smooth is contrasted with coarse, cotton with a cotton / linen blend, to highlight the textures of ranching out West.