Choose your favorite 3 colors of fingering weight yarn for this side-to-side knit! I designed this pattern in collaboration with Lauren from agirlandherwool. Use 2 colors of yarn for alternating stripes of garter and stockinette stitch, and add Color 3 for garter stitch short row sections wedged between the stripes—the SIDE HUSTLE counterpoint to the regular stripes, if you will. Use temporary closures to change the style into a poncho or double loop cowl.
Looking for a slightly heavier weight option? Check out Side Hustle Wrap (DK)!
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agirlandherwool Sock, 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon, 463 yd / 423 m per 100 g, or similar fingering weight yarn in 3 colors. www.agirlandherwool.com
C1: Neutral – 384 yd / 351 m (83 g) 454 yd / 415 m (98 g)
C2: Bright – 380 yd / 347 m (82 g) 445 yd / 407 m (96 g)
C3: Dark – 278 yd / 254 m (60 g) 338 yd / 309 m (73 g)
Yarn estimate includes 10% buffer.
Garter stitch stripes use C1.
Borders and stockinette background of stripes use C2.
All short row sections (aka the SIDE HUSTLES) use C3.
Top edge: 54.5” / 138 cm [65.5” / 166.5 cm]
Bottom edge: 58” / 147 cm [69.1” / 175.5 cm]
Width: 18” / 46 cm for both sizes
GAUGE & NEEDLES
20 stitches & 40 rows = 4” / 10 cm in garter stitch, blocked
Gauge is not critical but will impact finished size and yarn requirements.
US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, min. length 24” / 60 cm or size needed to get gauge.
Sample shown in large size modeled with with Shawl Sandwiches from Twin Mountain Handcrafts and yarn from agirlandherwool:
C1: Neutral – 412 yd / 377 m (89 g)
C2: Bright – 403 yd / 368 m (87 g)
C3: Dark – 306 yd / 279 m (66 g)
Icord cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, German short rows, integrated icord edging, icord bind off.
This reversible design is a written pattern and includes a schematic.
EXPLORE ON INSTAGRAM
Tech editing: Bronwyn Hahn
Yarn support: agirlandherwool www.agirlandherwool.com
Test knitting: Cathy A., Tammy B., Lynn C., Rebecca F., Tiffany N., Nathalie P., Leslie R., & Kristen W.
From Cathy A.
I love Shana’s pattern designs. I have knit at least eight different patterns (some multiple times). The patterns have unique construction and are easy to follow. Shana responds to any questions in a very timely manor. She is always very positive and wants to make sure you are comfortable knitting her designs.
Cathy has knit and test knit many Shanalines Designs patterns including Seeking Balance, Moduloncho, Recalibrate, Semantics, and Side Hustle Wrap (Light).
From Lynn C.
I have made a couple of Shana’s designs and love them. Her patterns are clear, knit up perfectly and are unique. I always learn something new and enjoy both the process and the final product. I look forward to knitting more of her designs.
Lynn has knit Moduloncho and Coin Flip Hat, and was a test knitter for Side Hustle Wrap (Light).