sirkel by talitha kuomi

sirkel

Knitting
October 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch (knit in the round)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
240 - 260 yards (219 - 238 m)
4.5" h x 28" outer circumference
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i started by asking myself the question: just how streamlined and modern a piece could Stockinette Stitch be worked into? it’s fascinating to me that just wool and an outside the box construction can make soft knit fabric hold such an architectural shape without any added help.

size
inner ring circumference: 3.25” / 85 mm x 24” / 600 mm
outer ring circumference: 3.5” / 90 mm x 28” / 710 mm

yarn
1 large or 2 small skeins solitude wool ‘targhee 2’ (220 yd)
plus approx 25 yd solitude wool ‘targhee 2’ in a contrasting color

needles
US 8 / 5 mm - 16 to 24” / 40 to 60 cm circular knitting needle or size needed to get gauge
US 4 / 3.5 mm - 16 to 24” / 40 to 60 cm circular knitting needle for picking up stitches

notions
stitch marker
tapestry or yarn needle

gauge
20 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 100 mm in St st worked in the round and blocked.

skills needed
working in the round
three-needle bind-off
changing colors
picking up stitches

photos by caro sheridan, courtesy of solitude wool.