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Duck Potatoes

Lagerman Knits
Love of Knitting, Summer 2012
Knitting
May 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
325 - 375 yards (297 - 343 m)
Child, Adult
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The Everglades is the only ecosystem of its kind in the world. With the support of many early conservationists, scientists, and other advocates, Everglades National Park was established in 1947 to conserve the natural landscape and prevent further degradation of its land, plants, and animals. Although the captivation of the Everglades has mostly stemmed from its unique ecosystem, an alluring human story of the Everglades is deeply interwoven with its endless marshes, dense mangroves, towering palms, alligator holes, and tropical fauna. Various groups and people navigated through and wrestled with the watery landscape to make it home, and even to exploit its natural wonder at times. (NPS)

What are Duck Potatoes? They are the little broad-leafed plants shown above. I first came across them when researching Everglades National Park.

The cuffed and uncuffed versions of the Duck Potatoes are knit from cuff to toe. The leaf bow and picot hem gives them a distinct fun look. I hope you enjoy knitting them as much I did designing!

Must knit now,

Phyll