Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dandelion Air

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Materials Needed
Size 6 circular needles, at least 21 inches
One skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light or other fingering weight yarn of your choice, about 400 yards.
Model was knit in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Candlewick
Stitch markers (optional)
Yarn needle

Skills Needed
Knit (k)
Purl (p)
Yarn over (yo)
Knit front & back (kfb)
I-cord bind off

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

Cast on 3 stitches on size 6 needle

Set Up
Row 1 (RS): kfb all (6 stitches)
Row 2 (WS): p all (6 stitches)
Row 3 (RS): k1, kfb, k1, kfb, kfb, k1 (9 stitches)
Row 4 (WS): k3, p6, k3
Row 5 (RS): k3, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k3  **Note: the pink stitch is the center stitch, you may want to use stitch markers to keep track of it**
Row 6 (WS): k all

Pattern Repeat
Body Row 1 (RS): k3, yo, k to center stitch, yo, k1, yo, knit to last 3 stitches, yo, k3
Body Row 2 (WS): k3, p to last three stitches, k3

Every sixth row, knit a body ridge row:

Body ridge row (WS): k to center stitch, p1, k all

It can be tedious to count your rows like this, so it might be easier to keep an eye on the ridged edges of the wrong-side rows.  There will be two rows with ridged edges between each body ridge row.

Repeat body rows 1 & 2 (keeping track of the ridge rows) until your 20th body ridge row.

Purl edge:
Row 1 (RS): Purl all stitches
Row 2 (WS): Knit all stitches

Repeat edge rows 5 times (or as long as you like) ending on row 2

Binding off

Bind off using a 3 stitch I-Cord bind off.
Cast on three stitches, k2, k2togtbl.  Slide these three stitches back onto the left hand needle, then *k2, k2togtbl*.  Repeat until the end of the row.

This is a great tutorial for the i-cord bind off.

Block as you like; I pinned mine into points a bit.



  1. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your pattern!

  2. I've just begun your lovely shawl pattern today. Just a note: in the Set Up, Row 4 should read...K3, P3, K3...not P6, right? Thanks for making this pattern available.