Mercury by Julia Temiseva


April 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 440 yards (366 - 402 m)
One size
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From the pattern: Explore Mercury, the smallest planet in the solar system, with this top-down triangle shawlette. Starting off with the largest chart representing the large iron core, the pattern then flows into the heavily cratered section. This is followed by smooth plains found in the diamond pattern in the third chart. The final chart demonstrates the planet’s density and is finished off with a simple double-stranded bind off to give the edge stability.

Additional materials:

  • 4 stitch markers
  • Waste yarn (for provisional cast on)
  • Darning needle for weaving in ends

Skill level: Advanced beginner/Intermediate

Finished measurements (after blocking):

  • Wingspan: 58 inches
  • Length down the centre “spine”: 26 inches