Designer Feature

Designer Feature: Grayson by Leah McGlone

The Winter 2018 Knitty is live, and in it is a stunning wrap, Grayson, by our dear friend Leah McGlone! Leah was an intern for us waaaay back in 2012, and after graduating from Philadelphia University where she studied textiles, she worked for us as an all around designer/marketer/copy-writer/general do-er. She is now a program manager at Witty Gritty, a Philadelphia-based marketing company, and has recently begun designing knits again!

I have been really into exploring knit/purl textures lately, and Greyson is such a beautiful example of this simple-yet-effective patterning method. The end result is my idea of a perfect scarf, as the ample size is just right for wrapping and staying cosy, and the stitch pattern is unique enough to keep you interested as you knit but not so over the top to make for an impractical accessory.

Greyson is designed using two Kelbourne Woolens yarns, Scout and Andorra. The Scout version is designed for ample length, while the Andorra version is a little shorter and wider – it all depends on what you’re looking for in a scarf!

SPECIFICATIONS
Version A
Yarn:
 Kelbourne Woolens Andorra, Kelly Green, 4 skeins.
Gauge: 28 sts/32 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch, after blocking.
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm).
Size: 65” (165 cm) length, 14” (35.5 cm) width.

Version B
Yarn:
 Kelbourne Woolens Scout, Blue Heather, 4 skeins.
Gauge: 24 sts/28 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch, after blocking.
Needles: US 6 (4 mm).
Size: 81” (205.74 cm) length, 12’ (30.5 cm) width.

Check out the free pattern on Ravelry here!

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