The other was learning how to say "Parallelogram"! It's one of those words that just seems to have too many R's and L's in it – a bit like the word game we used to try to say really fast:
"Red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellow lorry…”
Today I am featuring Horizontal Parallelogram Check from Chapter 7 of the book and a lovely cowl that Anna designed using this stitch, the Cloud Cowl.
In Horizontal Parallelogram Check, the shapes are formed from purl stitches standing out from the knit background. The knit stitches form into their own parallelograms which look like they have been stamped into the background, so that the pattern seems in constant motion.
The pattern is most unusual and catches the light in an interesting way. It is truly reversible except that the shapes lean to the right on one side and to the left on the other.
The Horizontal Parallelogram Check pattern looks so different when worked in this yarn. If it had been worked with a tightly‐twisted yarn on small needles, the pattern would have shown strong details and intersecting lines. However, in the Cloud Cowl, the pattern swirls into interesting shapes as you wrap it around your neck.
If you would like to read more about the Cloud Cowl pattern, then please click here to be taken to Anna’s Ravelry store. To read more about the Reversible Knitting Stitches E-book, please click here. The book is available for immediate download from the site.
Until tomorrow – Happy Reversible Knitting!
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