Overshot Collection

$8.00

This group of patterns is based on overshot weaving drafts. Overshot is a weaving technique that uses two different weft threads, traditionally wool for the pattern thread and cotton for the plain weave or “tabby”, alternating every row allowing for the pattern thread to have longer floats without losing structure. Overshot, like many old craft techniques does not have an exact historical origin. It became popular in the early 1800’s in North America for use as patterns for coverlets. 

From left to right:

Wandering Vine, also known as Cat Track, Snail Trail, Dogwood Blossom is a two color stranded sock knit  from the top down with an afterthought heel. Shown in Matholwch and Bran.

Single Chariot Wheels is worked top down with an afterthought heel in two colors, Bran and Gray.

Snow on the Cedars is knit in two colors from the top down with an afterthought heel. Shown in Gray and Natural.

Youth and Beauty is worked with a total of four colors, only using two at a time, from the top down with an afterthought heel. Shown in Natural, Gray, Bran, and Matholwch.

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Yarn

Wandering Vine

300 yds Foss Triads, Matholwch colorway, 2 ply fingering/sport weight Cormo yarn

200 yds Foss Triads, Bran colorway, 2 ply fingering/sport weight Cormo yarn

Youth and Beauty

Color A: 220 yds Foss yarn Natural colorway, 2 ply fingering/sport weight Cormo yarn

Color B: 30 yds Foss Triads, Matholwch colorway, 2 ply fingering/sport weight Cormo yarn

Color C: 120 yds Foss yarn Gray colorway, 2 ply fingering/sport weight Cormo yarn

Color D: 30 yds Foss Triads, Bran colorway, 2 ply fingering/sport weight Cormo yarn

Single Chariot Wheels

300 yds Foss Triads, Bran colorway, 2 ply fingering/sport weight Cormo yarn

200 yds Foss, Gray colorway, 2 ply fingering/sport weight Cormo yarn

Snow on the Cedars

300 yds Foss, Gray colorway, 2 ply fingering/sport weight Cormo yarn

200 yds Foss, Natural colorway, 2 ply fingering/sport weight Cormo yarn

Gauge

7 stitches x 9 rows = 1 inch

Needles

US size 3 DPN’s

Sizing

Womens Medium