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Arc of the Hypotenuese


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Pattern is both charted and written - with US and Metric equivalents. Beginner skill level - knit, purl, slip only. Very versatile wear - fully reversible, with a unique shape. Easy and fast to knit up with only 180yds of super bulky yarn as shown! Play with gauge.. Looks great with DK on US 6 (4mm) or with superduper bulky on US 35 (19mm). This is an interesting stitch pattern of alternating -2 row /5 st 'bars of knits then purls moving zigzag fashion across a base design of K1 P1 ribbing. The movement of the bars across causes a slight scalloping at the lengthwise edges, which I have accentuated with a 'hard' or 'shaping' block finish. Pattern name comes from the look of the arced edges and the triangle look to zigzagging 'bars' reminding me of the method of using arc drawn with a compass to figure the angles for a right triangle from just the hypotenuese. SCARY GEEKY I know! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Cast on knit purl bind off GAUGE varies with yarn and needle chosen Gauge for model shown on US size 13s was aprox 2.75 sts per inch in k1 p1 rib. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS can be knit to any length - shown 5" wide 78" long SUGGESTED YARN 180 yards of Bulky weight COLORWAY purple

Recommended with this pattern

  • 170 -180 yds super bulky yarn
  • US size 13 or 15 needles
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