Grow within the flow *
Fully reversible Fluxa is another member of the exciting Flux family patterns, distinguished by the undulating slip stitch waves. The gentle bell shape -achieved by increasing in the lower wave section- ensures an effortless, enveloping fit around the upper chest and back.
Its multiple styling options create a playful accessory that will look fabulous with any cool weather outfit. Combine yours with the Fluxy hat, and feel ready to conquer every outdoor adventure in chic and stylish warmth.
Double layered Fluxa is knitted as a tube, in the round. It starts with a provisional cast on, after which the upper inside is worked. The wave pattern on the outside is achieved by working German short rows. The welt, that is worked at the bottom edge, has both a decorative and a constructive function, aiding the shape of the cowl. After the welt, the lower inside of the cowl is worked. Once the inside and outside of the cowl are identical in height, the stitches of the provisional cast on are grafted together with the cowl stitches.
Finished measurements: a circumference of 57 cm / 22.5” and a height of 24 cm / 9.5”.
Fingering weight yarn with good elasticity. Wool or wool blends are ideal.
For the wave pattern, numerous short rows are worked. Therefore, it is advisable to use a marled, speckled, tweedy or variegated yarn as your MC so that possible irregulari-ties will be less noticeable.
MC approx 250 m / 275 yards, CC1 approx 125 m / 135 yards and CC2 approx 105 m / 115 yards.
Sample is shown in Retrosaria Mondim, 385 m / 421 yards per 100 gr. Colorways: MC (marled brown / natural) 400, CC1 (blue) 301 and CC2 (natural) 100.
Needle A (for the inside of the cowl)
One 60 cm / 24” circular needle, in size needed to obtain gauge listed.
Suggested needle size: 3.5 mm / US #4.
Needle B (for the outside of the cowl)
One 60 cm / 24” circular needle.
Suggested needle size: 3.75 mm / US #5.
Measured after blocking.
Stockinette stitch on Needle A: 22 sts x 34 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.
* Thimothy Leary