Rotational by Julie Gilliver


August 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
230 - 711 yards (210 - 650 m)
Newborn to 10 years (35cm - 72.5cm)
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The Rotational movement of the earth can create amazing things like star trail photographs, that look like circular stripes of colour in the sky.

Rotational pays tribute to these amazing pieces of art with its striping colours circling the tunic in a slightly imperfect way.

Top-down and seamless with easily adjustable length, it is perfect for using mini skein sets, your favourite teams colours, or stash busting.

Rotational comes written in 12 sizes (from newborn to approximately 10 years of age), and is written for Heavy DK/8ply or Worsted/10ply weight yarn.

Skills needed
knitting in the round
simple colourwork
If you are not familiar with these techniques you may need to reference a knitting guide book, or view videos on the internet.

Rotational was designed with White Gum Wool 8ply ethical superfine merino. You can source White Gum Wool here:

Yardage estimate using White Gum Wool:

Main Colour
Sizes Newborn to 2 years - 1 ball
Sizes 3 years to 10 years - 2 balls

Contrast Colour
Sizes Newborn to 4 years - 1 ball
Sizes 6 years to 10 years - 2 balls