Liken by Sivia Harding


July 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, unblocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
0.75 mm
1100 yards (1006 m)
one size
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Liken was inspired by a beautiful and unique shelf lichen I brought home from San Juan Island, WA, a veritable paradise. I tried to capture the drama and flow of the island setting in the modulations of this design, which uses three colors of yarn and includes colorwork, lace, and beads. I guarantee you won’t be bored!

Suggested yarn
Abstract Fiber O’Keefe (light fingering weight, 80% merino, 20% silk, 400 yds/100 g). Kits are available containing three yarn colors. The kits do not contain beads.

You may view and purchase any of the kits on Abstract Fibers website here:

Beads - optional supplies

Those of you who are using beads will need approx. 494 (38 grams) size 6/0 glass seed beads, preferably Japanese. If you plan to use beads, please purchase a few extra.