Radishes and Rosebuds by Meg Roke

Radishes and Rosebuds

June 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
105 - 135 yards (96 - 123 m)
infant (child’s small/medium, child’s large/women’s small, women’s medium/large)
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My husband and I recently bought our first house, which we love but also needs a ridiculous amount of attention in the garden. Needless to say, I spend an awful lot of time weeding, mulching, planting and watering. When you work outdoors, hauling big bags of mulch around or bent over digging in the dirt, the last thing you need is to have your hair fall in your face. I truly had an “ah-ha!” moment while weeding. “I need a cute kerchief for gardening!” Honestly, those were my exact words. And of course, once I made a kerchief for me… Emma requested one too.

This kerchief is construct much like a shawl. It is worked flat from the top center outward. A sliver of contrasting color is worked just before the garter stitch edge. The same contrasting color is used to make petite polka dots all over the body of the work using duplicate stitch. Three finishing options are included: seamed angles (to create zero additional ease), an I-cord “bridge” (to create 1” positive ease) and I-cords ties (to create flexibility in length).

Finished Measurements
To fit infant (child’s small/medium, child’s large/women’s small, women’s medium/large)
16 (17.5, 18.75, 20.25)” 40 (43, 47, 50.5) cm approx length
Adult sample is size women’s medium/large with an I-cord bridge.
Child sample is size child’s large/women’s small with seamed angles.

Fine by Spud & Chloe (80% wool, 20% silk; 248 yds 227 m/ 65 g)
1 skein each in Snorkel (MC) and Dolphin (CC)
or 1 skein each in Sassafras (MC) and Calypso (CC)
OR approx 100 (110, 120, 130) yds of fingering weight yarn in MC and approx 5 yds of fingering weight yarn in CC

One 24” circular needle in size US 2 2.75 mm or size needed to obtain correct gauge

Two stitch markers
Tapestry needle

28 stitches and 38 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch pattern using size US 2 needles