Iron Sands by Libby Jonson

Iron Sands

January 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1017 yards (930 m)
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Wild coasts, crashing waves and miles of deserted black sand. Kick off your shoes, we’re in an untamed land that’ll feed your soul and make you feel alive.

Iron Sands will protect you from the wind whipping up the sand and tossling your hair. Pull it close around your shoulders, breathe deeply and drink in the magnificence of the raw beauty all around. You’ve arrived in a magical place and it’ll change you.

With its soothing garter stripes and unexpected angles, Iron Sands gently guides you to a deceptively simple slipped stitch edge and playful pop of colour before ending your journey with a rippling border.

Quick and simple to knit, Iron Sands is perfect for experienced knitters and adventurous beginners.

Wingspan approx. 75”/190 cm (blocked).
Depth at the widest part approx. 25”/63 cm (blocked).

18 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch after wet blocking.

2 skeins of Kashgar by Happy Go Knitty (50% merino/50% silk; 100g = 454 yds/415 m), 1 each in colourway A “Grey Bird’s Egg” and colourway B “Clouds of Thunder”.
1 mini-skein of Kashgar by Happy Go Knitty (50% merino/50% silk; 25g = 109 yds/100 m) in colourway C “Pacific Ocean”.

Or approx. 454 yds/415 m of fingering-weight yarn in both colourways A & B and approx. 109 yds/100 m of fingering-weight yarn in colourway C.

Size US 6/4 mm circular needles at least 23”/60 cm long.

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

2 balls (see:

As with all Truly Myrtle designs, the pattern has been professionally edited and test knitted.

Photos shot at the wild beach Karioitahi deep in New Zealand