Seismite by Emma Welford


March 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
100 yards (91 m)
One size
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This pattern is available for free.

Show off a speckled, watercolor, or semi-solid hand-dyed yarn with the textural swirls of Seismite. The easy body pattern is a simple 2-row repeat, allowing you to mellow out and enjoy the play of colors as the lace and garter stitch bands travel along the surface of your knitting. The crown shaping is integrated into the stitch pattern for an uninterrupted flow before finishing with an eye of the maelstrom esque final center.

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I dyed my own yarn for this project, but Valley Yarns offers up a hand dyed version of the BFL Worsted dyed by the Kangaroo Dyer.

18” (46cm) circumference, unstretched
Up to 24” (61cm) circumference, unstretched
7” (18cm) deep

Valley Yarns BFL Worsted (100% Bluefaced Leicester; 100g=216yds); color: OOAK hand dyed by me, 1 skein
or approx. 100 yds of worsted weight yarn

17 sts & 32 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette

Photography: Lindsey Topham
Tech Editing: Kirsten Hipsky