Telephone Poles by Sarah Schira

Telephone Poles

September 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round
US 000 - 1.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
170 - 332 yards (155 - 304 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL
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How much awesomeness can 1 mini skein add to a project? When it comes to a bold burst of colourwork on the wrists, a lot! The strong vertical lines of the colourwork match up with the purls of the ribbing - a small but satisfying detail. The ribbing means they fit well and make reliable gifts.

If you love this, you might also love the +1 Pop Collection - a set of 7 patterns that also use 1 mini skein and 1 regular skein.

I always like to note the number of rows it took me to knit a particular section on the first hand warmer and then use them to knit the second one identically. I’ve provided spaces for you to write rows down if you want to do this.

Skills Used
•knit and purl
•knitting in the round
•stranded colourwork
•k2tog, ssk
•M1L, M1R

XS, S, M, L, XL
Circumference to fit: 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9)” / 18 (19, 20.5, 21.5, 23)cm
Height: 7.5 (8.25, 10, 11, 11.5)” / 18.5 (21, 25.5, 28, 29)cm
Note: measure the widest part of your palm, not including the thumb.

Approximate Yardage Fingering Weight:
(with a 15% buffer)
MC: 150 (170, 225, 260, 290) yds. / 137 (155, 205, 237, 265)m
CC: 20 (25, 32, 38, 42) yds. / 18 (23, 29, 35, 38)m

after light blocking (soaked and laid flat to dry)
27 sts and 37 rows = 4” / 10cm stockinette on larger needles
34 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10cm colourwork on smaller needles

US 1.5 / 2.5mm needles and US 2 / 2.75mm needles for working in the round (magic loop OR two circulars OR DPNs), or size needed to get gauge

darning needle, stitch markers, waste yarn

Colours Shown
Main Colour: MCN Fingering, Sun Valley Fibers; Shadow
Contrast Colour: Sock Mini, Hedgehog Fibres; Egg Yolk

Want help choosing colours? Check out these two tricks in How to Choose Yarn Colour Combos.