Fusuma by Kirsten Johnstone

Fusuma

Knitting
August 2014
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Light Fingering
= Light Fingering ?
24 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1640 - 1750 yards (1500 - 1600 m)
One Size
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襖 FUSUMA : Japanese (Romaji) for (n) sliding screen.

Japanese sliding screens provide the design inspiration for this seamless monochromatic cowl. The double thickness construction provides rich warmth with contrasting colourwork: positive and negative, frame and shadow.
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Construction Notes
Cowl is provisionally cast-on then worked in the round in stockingette stitch. All rounds are worked from right to left. The 6-stitch wide charts are repeated 16 times on every round. Upon completion, both ends are grafted together to form a loop.

The pattern includes 2 design options with detailed instructions for either a 3 colour cowl or a 2 colour cowl.

Size
Finished Dimensions
7.5” /19cm wide and 47”/119cm long

Yarn
3 Colour Cowl
Colour A: Shibui Knits Pebble (48% Silk, 36% Wool, 16% Cashmere; 224yds / 205m / 25g); Colour Ivory. 3 skeins.
Approx. Yardage used: 530yds / 495m

Colour B: Shibui Knits Pebble (48% Silk, 36% Wool, 16% Cashmere; 224yds / 205m / 25g); Colour Ash. 3 skeins.
Approx. Yardage used: 620 yds / 575m

Colour C: Shibui Knits Pebble (48% Silk, 36% Wool, 16% Cashmere; 224yds / 205m / 25g); Colour Abyss. 3 skeins.
Approx. Yardage used: 490 yds / 450m

2 Colour Cowl
Colour A: Shibui Knits Pebble (48% Silk, 36% Wool, 16% Cashmere; 224yds / 205m / 25g); Colour Ivory. 4 skeins.
Approx. Yardage used: 840yds / 780m

Colour B: Shibui Knits Pebble (48% Silk, 36% Wool, 16% Cashmere; 224yds / 205m / 25g); Colour Abyss. 4 skeins.
Approx. Yardage used: 885yds / 820m

Needle
4.5mm (US7) circular needle, 24” / 60cm or longer (or needle to obtain gauge) or set of DPN’s
Another 4.5mm (US7) needle (or needle to obtain gauge), for grafting

Other
Waste Yarn (smooth fingering weight)
4.5mm (US7) Crochet Hook
Stitch Marker
Tapestry Needle
Blocking wires and T pins (recommended for blocking)

Gauge
24 sts and 26 rows = 4” in Colourwork Pattern on suggested needles with 2 threads held together, washed and blocked flat

Skill Level
Advanced Beginner to Intermediate