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I'm a knitwear and embroidery pattern designer and knitting teacher from Michigan who currently lives in Chicago. My patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and knit.wear ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Excelsior

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Intarsia
  • stranded
  • CO
  • BO
  • Inc and Dec

Pattern Description:

Excelsior: Put a little knit up on your walls with this argyle inspired diamond motif. Pick the three colors that will really pull your room together or go nuts! This little piece of art will make a great housewarming gift, or knit up a bunch of them and fill a whole wall with this quick and fun project.

Finished Size 5" x 7" fabric fits over the glass in a 5x7 frame.

Yarn Knit Picks Palette, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 231yds/50gs: Ash (MC), Semolina (CC1), and Oyster Heather (CC2), 1 ball each.

Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm): Straight needles. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Tapestry needle, a 5x7 frame.

Gauge 32 sts and 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st.

For more information, find this pattern here: http://www.hollaknits.com/blog/store/products/excelsior-knitting-pattern-by-allyson-dykhuizen/

And on Ravelry here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/excelsior


32 sts and 32 rows = 4" in St st


  • 3 colors fingering weight yarn
  • Size 2 needles
  • 5 x 7 frame
  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

100 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Palette


3 colors

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