Four colors, combined in Brioche and Garter stitch, form a Gingham or Buffalo plaid pattern.
Ginny can be knit as a large cowl that loops around the neck twice or as a classic scarf.
The cowl and scarf have the same construction: both are knit flat in two-color Brioche and Garter stitch. The cowl is created by seaming the short sides of the scarf (cast-on and bind-off edges) together after blocking.
A textural checkboard pattern is created by switching between Brioche and Garter stitch. Then, using colors, the checkerboard turns into a buffalo plaid/gingham pattern.
You can make a more traditional two-color Gingham version by using the same color for MC2, CC1, and CC2.
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4 colors of Worsted weight yarn (about 200-250 m per 100 g)
1212 m / 1324 yd / 6 skeins* in total
* no. of skeins refers to yarn used in sample
Gilliat by De Rerum Natura (100% Merino wool, 250 m / 273 yd per 100 g) in the colorways Goéland (MC1 – gray), Eucalyptus (MC2 – green), Argile (CC1 – pink) and Caramel (CC2 – brown)
16.5 sts / 36.5 rows = 10 cm / 4” in Garter stitch
Measured after blocking. Gauge has an influence on the size of your finished piece and your yardage!
Circumference (Cowl) / Length (Scarf): 154 cm / 60 ½”
Width: 38 cm / 15”
US 7 / 4.5 mm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge and optimal drape), min. 60 cm / 23” long; additionally: larger needle size for bind-off
tapestry needle, 6 stitch markers