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Emily is the owner of Twisted - a small yarn and knitting shop in Portland, OR.

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Stochastic fantastic

from Elfin Layette Set
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Stochastic fantastic
Stochastic fantastic
Stochastic fantastic
Stochastic fantastic

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Simple Lace

Pattern Description:

"Stochastic" [stuh-kas-tik] is nerdy statistics lingo for random. Knitting is normally very orderly and predictable - quite un-stochastic. But on a recent backpacking trip, it occurred to me to design a pattern that could emulate the chaotic beauty of nature. Trees in a forest, ripples on a lake, snowflakes ...

And the way to do that is not so much by designing a pattern as by not designing a pattern.
So, for this project, chance will guide your scarf gradually from plain stockinette stitch to a field of flowers. Rolling a die to determine your pattern, every single person's creation will be unique!


6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 6" wide, 54" long after blocking.

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle
  • 2 Stitch markers (optional)

Suggested yarn:

230 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Schulana Kid Seta