Off The Hook - A Pattern By Xandy Peters
This listing is for a digital copy of the Off The Hook pattern by Xandy Peters.
About The Pattern, In The Designer's Words
The whole idea behind this shawl is that it has the look of a granny square or crocheted shawl, but you don’t have to learn how to crochet to make it.
Is it Really Knit?
Yes, no hooks were used to make this project. For those of us who love the look of a classic granny square but prefer to knit, this is the way to go. Using a combination of slipped stitches, increases, and decreases, an effect similar to the look of crochet can be achieved, no hook required.
For some video tutorials on the basic elements of this technique, check out this youtube playlist.
Experiment with color effects by using different types of yarn. Solids show the stitches nicely, but a variegated or speckle yarn can give you a more complex look.
Finished Size: 76 x 20” (92 x 24”) / 193 x 51 (233 x 60) cm triangle.
Yarn: MollyGirl Yarn Rock Star DK, 260 yards (238m) per 100g.
1 x 100g skein, shown in Teenage Dream.
3 (5) x 50g skeins, shown in Pour Some Sugar on Me, Lollypop, and Alive for the First Time.
Needles: Size 7 (4mm) 60” circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 22 sts x 8 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in lattice pattern.
Other Materials: Tapestry needle, pins, blocking surface, steamer.
Xandy Peters is a knitting designer and teacher, best known as the innovator of the stacked stitch technique and for the Fox Paws pattern. Starting out as a footwear and product designer, Xandy turned to knitting as a way to explore textiles and surfaces without using factory production and has since made a career out of publishing new patterns and teaching workshops. Xandy has been published in magazines such as Vogue Knitting, Twist Collective, Knitscene, Knitty, and Pom Pom Quarterly, has a Bluprint class teaching the stacked stitch technique and continues to self publish patterns monthly. Xandy also blogs about design, crafting, and baking on soimakestuff.com and posts craft videos on YouTube. Visit Xandy's website for more information and inspiring knits!