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Ruschia was originally available as part of the ‘A Year of Techniques’ collection and is now available to purchase as a single pattern.

Featuring cushy garter stitch and a simple and effective slipped stitch pattern, Ruschia is all you want in a comfort slouch. Worked sideways the pattern is easily adjusted for different sizes and/or yarn gauges.

The pattern is both fully charted and written, and also includes illustrated tutorials for the relevant techniques.


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130 [161, 195] yd/119 [147, 179] m
33yd/30m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in Garter St.
Aran weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Pair 4.5mm/UK7/US7 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
4.5mm crochet hook
Approx. 2yd/2m waste yarn
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Fyberspates Scrumptious Aran [180yd/165m per 100g; 55% Merino, 45% Silk]

Shown in size 21in/56cm, on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

18 sts x 24 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over St.St.
18 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over Garter St.

To fit sizes: 19 [21, 23] in/ 48.25 [53.25, 58.5] cm
Finished sizes: 15.75 [18, 20.25] in/ 40 [45.75, 51.5] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, slipped stitches, short rows, provisional cast-on, kitchener stitch

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on, Short Rows & Kitchener Stitch (Garter St.)

Originally published September 2017; revised & republished April 2019.

PDF file size: 3.9MB, image res. 300DPI

Product code: WW364KRuschia

Technical editors: Clare Devine; book version edited by Jen Arnall-Culliford