A marled yarn paired with a bright solid makes for an eye-catching effect in this simple unisex pattern. Choose your favorite neon contrast color to make it your own, or pair a more muted solid to make this a gift for anyone to wear.
Sizes 18 (19½)” circumference and 7¾ (8¾)” tall; shown in size 18”
Yarn HiKoo Simpliworsted (55% superwash merino, 28% acrylic, 17% nylon; 140 yd 128 m/100 g):
• #654 forty nine shades of gray (MC), 1 hank
• #007 kiwi (CC), 1 hank
Yarn distributed by Skacel
Gauge 20 sts and 32 rnds = 4” in Paros Stitch patt on larger needle
• Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16” circular (cir) needle
• Size 6 (4 mm): 16” cir needle and set of double-pointed needles (dpn)
• Marker (m)
• Tapestry needle
Skills Required Knitting, purling, decreasing, working in the round, researching techniques you’re unfamiliar with.
NOTE: Pattern calls for Aran weight yarn, but this could easily be knit in a worsted weight yarn with little effect on size.