Popinjays by Jessie McKitrick


February 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded Colorwork Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
462 - 548 yards (422 - 501 m)
Adult Small, Medium, and Large
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Popinjays are a pair of stranded-knit hand-warmers featuring a juxtaposition between warm-weather tropical birds and cold-weather Nordic knitwear.

Written for three sizes, each using it’s own weight of yarn, size of needle, and gauge as follows:

Small (palm circumference 7.5”): Palette Fingering, 2.25 mm and 2.75 mm needles, gauge of 36sts/40rnds=4”/10cm over cuff pattern

Medium (palm circumference 8.5”): Wool of the Andes Sport, 2.75mm and 3mm needles, gauge of 32sts/34rnds=4”/10cm over cuff pattern

Large (palm circumference 9.5”):Wool of the Andes Worsted, 3mm and 3.25mm needles, gauge of 28sts/30rnds=4”/10cm over cuff pattern