Wednesday, March 30, 2011


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I love Madelinetosh perhaps -- and probably -- too much.  But merino is a fickle fiber, as soon as it hits moisture it cinches back up and loses much of its blocking.  That in mind, Divisadero is designed to look beautiful blocked and unblocked.

Materials needed:
Size 9 circular needles, 16"
One skein of tosh merino light or other fingering weight yarn of your choice. Use as little or as much yarn as you'd like, I think mine used about 200 yards.
Stitch marker
Yarn needle

Skills needed:
Knit (K)
Purl (P)
Double yarn over (YO, YO)

Blocking (optional)

This is a great website with videos on these and other stitches.


Cast on 100 stitches, join in the round -- careful not to twist stitches

Set up:
Rounds 1-3, Knit
Round 4 - Purl all stitches
Round 5 - *YO, YO, K1*  ending with K1
Round 6 - Purl all, dropping all yarn overs.
Note: This round can be kind of tricky, but Divisadero is a forgiving pattern.  If you end up dropping a stitch instead of a YO, don't worry about.  Leave extra yarn so when you're done with your project, you can go with your yarn needle and pick up the dropped stitch and sew it in place.

Repeat these six rounds once more before proceeding to pattern


Round 1-10: Knit all
Round 11: Purl all
Round 12: *YO, YO, K1* ending with K1
Round 13: Purl all, dropping all yarn-overs

Repeat from pattern round 1

Repeat these thirteen rows for as long as you like.  Mine had three repeats.


Quick and dirty fringe:

Cut off (or rip) pieces of yarn, fold in half, and make a slip knit through the holes from the yarn-overs of the set-up rounds.  My fringe is uneven and curly, but you could cut even pieces and straighten them out for a neater fringe.



blocked (with fringe!)


  1. I love this it's gorgeus!
    Knitting one up at the moment.

  2. I found this pattern through Ravelry and I just finished knitting it. It's simply beautiful! Love the blog too!

  3. Thank you for this pattern. I just finished knitting it and I love it!

    1. I'm so happy to hear it! I'd love to see it too :D