Jasmine Pillbox by Julie Turjoman
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Jasmine Pillbox

Knitting
October 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, blocked
US 3 - 3.25 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
S (M, L) Fits head circumference of 19-20 (21-22, 23-24)"

Fans of Downton Abbey’s amazing fashions, rejoice!

Just in time for holiday gift-knitting, A Head For Trouble: What To Knit While Catching Crooks, Chasing Clues, and Solving Murders (20 Hats & Adornments Inspired by Lady Detectives of the Roaring Twenties) was released in October, 2014. It is available in both electronic and paperback format both here and on my website: www.julieturjoman.com.

Knit something special for your inner flapper!

Lively flapper Jasmine (Jazz) Cross is the brainchild of author Ellen Mansoor Collier. Jazz navigates both high society as well as the seedier sides of Prohibition-era Galveston, TX while keeping an eye out for the big break that will make her newspaper editor take her seriously as a journalist. Independent and with moxie to spare, Jazz investigates speakeasies, gang crime, and glittering society swells in adventures that are inspired by true events.

This colorful pillbox with its striped chevron stitch rise is certain to get Jazz noticed in both the city’s most exclusive and its most down-market nightspots. Today’s knitter will appreciate the warmth of the stylish double-layered rise during this winter’s polar vortex.

SIZES:
S (M, L) Fits head circumference 19-20 (21-22, 23-24)” 48.5-51 (53.5-56, 58.6-61) cm. Shown in size Medium.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Circumference: 20 (22, 24)” 51 (56, 61) cm
Length: 7½ (8¼, 9)” 19 (21, 23) cm

MATERIALS:
Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk 146 yds (133 m)/1.75oz (50 g), 50% alpaca, 50% silk; Sport wt.)
Main Color (MC): Peacock #139, 1 skein.
Contrast Color 1 (CC1): Peridot #148, 1 skein.
Contrast Color 2 (CC2): Garnet #138, 1 skein.
US Size 3 (3.25 mm) 16” (40 cm) circ and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers
One 3½” (9 cm) diameter silk flower

GAUGE:
28 sts and 36 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Chevron st, blocked;
28 sts and 34 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in St st, blocked.