Raffia Pillbox by Vicki Square
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Raffia Pillbox

January 2005
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in twisted rib stitch with 2 strands held together
US 4 - 3.5 mm
280 yards (256 m)
22" (56 cm) circum. and 3.5" (9 cm) tall

From the pattern: “Raffia is so valuable in the Congo that it’s been used as currency. My fiber is a paper “yarn” whose appearance is very close to African raffia. Done in celadon green, this elegant pillbox employs a subtle geometry in the diamond motif and the zigzag of the twisted stitches.“

Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circulars and double points.

Notions: Cable needle, tapestry needle