Thank you all TTC Knitalongers! It was so nice to see faces filled with such knit-enthusiasm last Saturday. What a great way to launch our summer yarn sale! Thank you too, to the fine folks who organize the knitalong and brought the joy to all those faces, as well as raising some funds for Sistering. It’s Win, Win!
We had a special gift for the Knitalong groups that came through the Knit Cafe. Iwona designed a pattern to commemorate the TTC Knitalong 2014. It’s called 504 King West, after the streetcar route that passes by the Knit Cafe.
We’d now like to pass the pattern along to all commuters (and non commuters too -what the heck!).
This asymmetrical garter stitch scarf, is brought to you by the magic of Koigu Yarn. Find two 50 gram skeins that strike your fancy and mix in some delectable mini skein in a pleasing pallet and you are ready for even the worst rush-hour blues.
504 King West
A pattern designed for your commute! This asymmetrical neck wrapper is a restful knit meant for sleepy, distracted knitters who like to knit to the rhythm of the metro or the streetcar. Named after the Toronto streetcar route that rumbles by The Knit Café on Roncesvalles Ave, this pattern was originally inspired by the TTC Knitalong. This intrepid group takes over Toronto Transit for an annual knitathon. Amazing!
This garter stitch scarf is shaped with increases and decreases to form a dynamic, obtuse triangular shape. Have fun with the mixing and matching of the colours! Choose two for the body of the scarf and a cute trio of colours for the scarf edge. In our version we took advantage of Koigu Yarn’s sweet, mini skeins, which are 10 metres long each. This is the perfect amount for one stripe in this pattern.
Made with a long circular needle you won’t have to worry about poking the passenger beside you or losing a needle, just throw this project in your bag and climb aboard.
Materials: Koigu KPM 50 grams (160m/175yds) one of each A 2335, B 2354, and Koigu KPM 10m skeinettes one of each C 2403, D 1113, E 1112.
3.5 mm/#4 circular needle 80cm/32” long
Gauge: 20sts and 52 rows per 10cm/ 4 inches in garter st, or needle to obtain gauge.
Finished Dimensions: 140 cm/ 55 inches long, 27 cm/ 10 inches at widest point
Using A CO 4 sts,
Row 1 (WS): K till 2 sts remain, KFB, K1.
Row 2 (RS): YO, K till 2 sts remain, K2TOG.
Repeat both rows till 96sts on the needle, ending with WS row. Break yarn leaving 25cm tail.
At the beginning of next RS row pick up colour B, SL 1, KFB, K till 2 sts remain, K2TOG.
Continue with rows 1 and 2 till 134 sts, ending with row 2.
Bind off loosely and weave in end.
Facing RS and using colour C pick up and knit 5sts for every 4 garter ridges (about 170sts), along K2TOG edge.
Row 1 (WS): YO, K till 2 sts remain, K2TOG, break yarn leaving 25cm tail.
Row 2 (RS): using colour D, K till 2 sts remain, KFB, K1.
Row 3: same as row 1.
Row 4: using colour E, K till 2 sts remain, KFB, K1.
Bind off loosely and weave in all ends.
CO: cast on
WS: wrong side
RS: right side
KFB: knit front and back increase
YO: yarn over
K2TOG: knit two together
SL: slip the stitch purlwise