Petoskey by SpillyJane
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Petoskey

Knitting
October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 8.5 rows = 1 inch
in stranded colourwork pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
231 - 462 yards (211 - 422 m)
Palm Circumference 7 (8, 9.3)” / 17.78 (20.32, 23.62) cm

Petoskey stones are the fossilized remains of ancient coral beds that have been tumbled by the waves of Lake Michigan for millions of years. The first time I saw one I couldn’t wait to see how its markings would translate into a mitten. Though the pattern has been necessarily simplified, the beauty of the fossils they emulate remains.