Dark Matter Paperweight by Dawn Finney

Dark Matter Paperweight

December 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 43 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
50 - 60 yards (46 - 55 m)
About 3.5 inches wide
This pattern is available for $2.00 USD buy it now

Dark matter is hypothetically responsible for enabling structure in the universe where there would otherwise be none - so why not use it to keeep your lab or office papers in order?!

This little dark matter paperweight also makes the perfect unobtrusive office companion as this hypothetical kind of matter either emits nor absorbs electromagnetic radiation, including light. How soothing!

The ButterflyLove Dark Matter Paperweight pdf knitting pattern gives you clear step by step instructions and handy hints along the way. It is suitable for a beginner/intermediate knitter and you can whip your astronomical sample up in just a few hours.

You can also contact me at any point if you need technical advice or have any other queries.

What you will need:

2 knitting needles (US2/2.75mm or as per tension advice)
15-20g black yarn (e.g. Sirdar Snuggly DK Black 0312)
Two black toy safety eyes – 15mm
Polyfil stuffing
1 tapestry needle for finishing
3-4 washed stones or other weights

Skills used: Casting on and off, increasing, decreasing, a little embroidery

Stitches used: Stocking stitch

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This pattern is sold on the condition that it will be used for personal use only, e.g. making gifts for family and friends, not for commercial purposes.

(c) 2015 Dawn Finney