Onomatopoeia by Holli Yeoh
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June 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
12-24 months [2 yrs, 3 yrs, 4 yrs, 6 yrs]
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Every time I sit down to design, ideas and images push and pull me along different tangents. This time my inspirations were comic book colours, The Big Bang Theory, Ronald McDonald, Roy Lichtenstein … and onomatopoeic words.

I’ve always loved the word onomatopoeia, especially that it’s such a long word to describe the often one-syllable words that suggest sounds in our written language. Pop! Bam! Pow! I think there’s a similarity between onomatopoeia and intarsia colourwork—it takes more work but packs a great visual punch.

Ronald McDonald snuck into my subconscious with his wildly coloured and striped clothes to draw the eye, but the stripes and layered colors of Onomatopoeia were really inspired by Sheldon’s wardrobe on The Big Bang Theory. And Roy Lichtenstein’s Pop Art images were not far from my mind with that exclamation mark on the back either.

Finished Measurements
Chest Measurement: 26¼, 27, 28, 29¾, 31½ inches
Length: 14, 15, 15¾, 16½, 18 inches
Sleeve Length: 8¼, 12, 12½, 13, 13¾ inches

Spud and Chloë®Sweater (55% wool, 45% organic cotton; 160 yards / 146 meters per 100 gram hank);
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Splash #7510 (B); 1, 1, 1, 1, 2 hanks
Firecracker #7509 (C); 1, 1, 1, 1, 2 hanks
Pollen #7508 (D); 1 hank for all sizes
Root Beer #7503 (E); 1 hank for all sizes