sev[en]circle by Kirsten Johnstone


June 2009
153 - 252 yards (140 - 230 m)
Models A, B, C + D - to suit Light Fingering/3 ply, Fingering/4 ply, DK/8ply and Aran/10ply yarns
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PLEASE NOTE: This pattern replaces a previous 2009 free download. The new pattern has been completed revised, updated and reissued in 2014 with currently available yarns in 4 new yarn weights.

This fun neckpiece is sure to add style and colour to your outfit; or is an ideal handmade gift. Designed to work with the natural properties of handknitting, you can add a colour zing or use a treasured remnant.

Once you’ve mastered your first sevencircle, try using different numbers of loops and sizes to create your own interpretation. Or add some embellishments to personalise your creation.

Construction Notes
The neckpiece is knit in the round from the largest to smallest “loop”. Each of the seven loops vary in size and use the Cable Cast On Method.

Models A, (B, C, D)
Finished size 18 20, 22, 24” / 46 51, 56, 61 cm (approx. head circumference)

Model A –Light Fingering / 3 ply approx. 200yds / 185m / 23g
Shibui Knits Pebble (48% Silk, 36% Wool, 16% Cashmere; 224yds / 205m / 25g); Colour Poppy.

Model B - Fingering / 4 ply approx. 240 yds / 220m / 60g
Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (100% Superwash Merino; 395yds / 361m / 100g); Colour Charcoal.

Model C – DK / 8 ply approx. 230 yds / 210m / 85g
The Plucky Knitter Plucky Sweater (90% Merino, 10% Nylon; 270yds / 247m / 100g); Colour Elegant Elephant.

Model D – Aran approx. 150yds / 140m / 85g
MillaMia Naturally Soft Aran (100% Extrafine Merino; 87yds / 80m / 50g); Colour Stone.

Model A - 3.25 mm (US3) 24” / 60cm circular needle
Model B - 3.75 mm (US5) 24” / 60cm circular needle
Model C – 4.5 mm (US7) 24” / 60cm circular needle
Model D - 5.0 mm (US8) 24” / 60cm circular needle

Stitch Markers
Tapestry Needle

Model A
27 stitches and 46 rows in 4”/10cm of St st, using 3.25mm needle
Model B
24 stitches and 40 rows in 4”/10cm of St st, using 3.75mm needle
Model C
21 stitches and 38 rows in 4”/10cm of St st, using 4.5mm needle
Model D
18 stitches and 36 rows in 4”/10cm of St st, using 5.0mm needle

Skill Level
Advanced Beginner to Intermediate