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The White Wool

What Would Madame Defarge Knit?
Knitting
April 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern
450 - 504 yards (411 - 461 m)
One size: 7.5"/19cm x 70"/178cm
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What would Mrs. Ahab knit? I picture her lovingly knitting gorgeous, ornate pieces for Ahab when they courted and for the first voyage after they got married. By the third voyage, between having a small child and seeing Ahab’s, ahem, less than ideal treatment of his handknits, things would have changed…

Knit one of these for your favorite obsessed whaleboat captain…or electronics technician…or professor…or retiree…or….

Materials:

Fibranatura Shepherd’s Own 100% wool, 252 yds/230m per 100g skein; 9 WPI, 2 skeins in #40001 Natural. Pictured scarf used two skeins (504 yards), but you could get away with a smidge less of a comparable yarn if needed.

US 7 4.5mm needles

Cable needle (optional)