Double Knit Party Chain by Keeia Hicks

Double Knit Party Chain

Knitting
December 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
820 - 850 yards (750 - 777 m)
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Pattern Notes
This charming, two color, double knit party chain will make your holidays a little merrier. Festoon a mantle, trim a tree or dress up a doorway. Add as few or as many links as you wish. In double knitting there isn’t really a right or wrong side, so we’ll call the side facing you the right side.

An understanding of double knitting is required.

The directions for knitting are in the form of charts.

Each square represents the knit (right side) stitch of each pair. The purl (wrong side) stitches aren’t on the pattern. Work the purl stitches in the opposite color to the knit stitches.
All links are knit in the round, so the right side will always be facing you. Each new link is knit through the last link so there is no seaming or joining after the fact. To join the new link to the last: cast on the correct number of stitches, pass the needle through the previously knitted link. Ensure the stitches aren’t twisted, join the round and begin knitting the first row of the new chart.
Remember to keep an eye on your tension and keep it firm.

Finished Measurements
Measurements are for one link, folded flat.
5in (12.7cm) long 1.75in (4.45cm) high Makes 24 links
designed by Keeia Hicks for FlorrieMarie

Suggested Yarn
Cascade 220 Sport Weight (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 164yards (150m/50g) per skein
Color A - Cascade 220 Sport ‘Christmas Red’ Color B - Cascade 220 Sport ‘Natural’
For project: approximately 2.5 skeins of each color - 820yd (740m, 250g) total

Needle
1 pair US3 (3.25mm) circular , or set of double pointed needles to obtain gauge.
Recommended - Hiya Hiya US3 9” (23cm) circular needle.

Notions
Darning needle for finishing

Gauge
23 stitches per 4 inches
33 rows per 4 inches in stockinette stitch.