Designed for the Quince and Co. collection 'Scarves Etc. 2013', Mainline is all about texture and shape. A simple textured edge to avoid curl, and a raised main stitch; the crescent shaped will hug you around the neck and shoulders.
It is knitted lengthwise from the bottom up, which does mean a bit of a mammoth cast-on, but if you use markers you can place them each repeat as you cast on, which helps you keep track and not have to count lots of stitches.
Once established, the main pattern is easy to follow from reading your knitting on both right and wrong side and the knitting speeds along. By the time you reach the first set of decreases you’re over half way through your project.
The pattern contains both written and charted instructions.
The sample was knit in Quince & Co. Chickadee. A substitute yarn is shown below.