Messier51 by Alex Tinsley


November 2015
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in Twist on smaller needle
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
240 yards (219 m)
One size
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Slipped stitches are made extra spicy with a little gentle gauge-play: an aran yarn is alternated with a super-bulky to create a very simple, very textural faux-colorwork pattern. The black-on-near-black color scheme makes for a lovely tonal effect, but feel free to try it with more contrast too!

Messier51 is part of the Knit it Black collection, and as such a portion of every sale is donated to an animal rescue charity that specializes in black pets (or other hard-to-rehome pet populations, such as special needs or seniors.) You can learn more about the project and the plight of black pets on the Knit it Black Kickstarter page.