My blog now features a photo tutorial on the applied crochet chain technique used to create the vertical stripes. Find it at: [http://woolly-wits.blogspot.com/2014/05/crochet-chain-applique-tutorial.html].
The Gait’s Haire Cowl & Wrap are featherweight accessories worked in a knitted plaid pattern. What makes them so lightweight is the yarn, a luxurious combination of mohair and silk spun into a lace weight, but knitted with a double strand on large size needles.
The plaid patterning is achieved through a combination of two techniques: intarsia and applied crochet. The garments are worked with two strands held together with one changing along the row to create the wide vertical bands of color. The narrow contrast stripes are created by two methods. The horizontal stripes are knitted into the garment, while the vertical stripes are added as a crochet chain after the knitting is completed.
The wrap features an optional added strap to slip the other end throu