Warm, light, and just the right size, Golden Gate is a perfect transition-season neck accessory. It is equally at home as a luxe fashion accessory with your favorite chambray shirt as it is keeping you just warm enough on a cool spring evening. Golden Gate has just enough texture to keep things interesting, while it’s one-skein size makes it an instant-gratification knit. Simple, subtle shaping using increasing needle sizes makes for a great fit. It would be perfect for that special skein of luxury yarn you’ve been waiting to use -- or waiting for an excuse to bring home!
Size: One Size. Finished measurements: 9” / 23 cm tall by 17” / 43 cm circumference (at top), 22” / 56 cm circumference (at bottom).
Yarn: Sweet Georgia Trinity Worsted (70% super- wash Merino wool, 20% cashmere, 10% silk, 200 yards / 182 meters per 100 grams), 1 skein. Sample shown in “Ginger.”
If substituting, choose a worsted- or aran-weight yarn with some drape, heft, and sheen to it, such as a wool-silk or wool-alpaca blend.
Needles: 16” / 40 cm circular needle or DPNs, sizes US 7 / 4.5 mm, US 8 / 5.0 mm, US 9 / 5.5 mm, and US 10 / 6.0 mm, or sizes required to obtain gauge. A long circular needle may be used for magic loop.
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers (if desired).
Gauge: 20 stitches and 28 rows per 4” / 10 cm, in diamond seed brocade pattern on US 8 / 5 mm needles, after blocking.