Open for Business

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Open for Business Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details





Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Double-knit
  • Follow color charts

Pattern Description:

"This was a concept I had a while ago, after discovering the wonder of two-pattern double-knitting. There were some logistical issues to work out, though, before I could finally complete the design. It was important to me that the work be of a high resolution in other words, smaller yarn. I scrounged around for good letter charts before I finally just decided to make my own from scratch. I also needed to figure out how to get the sign to stay flat rather than flopping around as fabric is usually wont to do. I toyed with stretching it on a frame, but decided instead on the more elegant solution documented here. You are of course welcome to mount it however you like." - Alasdair Post-Quinn


23 sts/29 rows = 4" in double-stockinette fabric after blocking.


  • 1 US2/2.75mm 20" circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle
  • 2 wire coat hangers
  • Wire cutter

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Harrisville Designs New England Shetland


46, 36

About Designer

About Designer

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