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Mercury

Playful Woolly Toppers
Knitting
June 2013
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in Stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
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This striking design uses stranded colourwork techniques to create the vertical pinstripes. Instructions for a 3 or 4 point crown are included (shown in 4-point version)

Materials:
Colour A: 83 (112, 133, 179) yd/76 (102, 122, 164) m
Colour B: 61 (82, 98, 125) yd/56 (75, 90, 114) m
Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport (184yd/168m per 50g)
40yd/36m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St in either colour
Set 3mm/UK11/US2½ DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
3mm crochet hook (for provisional cast-on)
3yd/3m waste yarn (for provisional cast-on)
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Gauge:
27 sts x 40 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over St.St
33 sts x 38 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over Stranded pattern

Sizes:
To fit sizes: 16 (18, 21, 23) in/ 40.75 (45.75, 53.25, 58.5) cm
Finished size: 15.5 (17.25, 19.25, 21.25) in/ 39.5 (43.75, 49, 54) cm

Skills:
Knit & purl stitches
stranded colourwork
3-needle bind-off
provisional cast-on
joining live sts.

Instructions are provided in written format with schematics for the crown construction.

Published June 2013

PDF file size: 3.1MB, image res. 300DPI

Product code: WW221KMercury

Technical editors: Heather Murray & Tana Pageler