Kaali by Fiona Alice
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August 2016
Temaricious Cotton Threads
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Slip Stitch Pattern on 3.25 mm needle after blocking.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
197 yards (180 m)
1 (2, 3)
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Kaali was first published in Pom Pom Quarterly’s Issue 18, their Natural Dyes Issue. Knitting this cozy pair of fingerless mitts, is a way to capture all those incredible colours produced by an array of seasonal plants that bloom and then are harvested during the summer months. The soft halo of the cashmere is complimented by a hint of cotton threads. Other embriodery theards or thinner yarn can be used for the contrasting colours.

Check out my blog post to learn more about the design process behind Kaali.

Sizes: 1 (2, 3)

To fit hand circumference: 19.5 (20.5, 21.5) cm / 7½ (8,
8½)” - worn with up to 2.5 cm / 1” negative ease
Model wears size 2.

Yarn: Elisabeth Beverley Plant Dyed Cashmere (DK/light
worsted weight; 100% cashmere; 180 m / 196 yds per
55 g skein)
Shade A: Red Cabbage; 1 skein

Temaricious Cotton Threads (3/6; 100% cotton;
130 cm / 142 yds per 10 g skein)
Shade B: Coral; 1 skein
Shade C: Soft pink; 1 skein
Shade D: Soft peach; 1 skein

Gauge: 26 sts & 28 rows = 10 cm / 4” over Slip Stitch
Pattern on 3.25 mm needle after blocking.

Needles: 3.25 mm / US 3 AND 3 mm / US 2½ knitting
needles suitable for working small circumferences in the
round. Always use a needle size that will result in the
correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: 3 stitch markers, stitch holder or scrap yarn