Theme and Variation by Veera Välimäki
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Theme and Variation

June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
840 - 1260 yards (768 - 1152 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
Errata available:

The Book of Haps is now available

Theme and Variation

Inspired by floorboards in a St Petersburg museum, this hap echoes decorative wooden carving not merely in its surface design, but in its texture and tactility too.

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (4 ply/fingering weight; 100% superwash merino; 384m / 420yds; 100g skeins)
Yarn A Dust Bowl 1 (2, 2) x 100g skeins
Yarn B Holi Festival 1 x 100g skein

Depth 38 (47.5, 57) cm / 15 (18¾, 22½) in
Neck edge length 126 (157.5, 189) cm / 49¾ (62, 74½) in

Needles and notions
1 set 3.5mm (UK 10-9 / US 4) circular needles, at least 80cm / 32in long
Stitch markers
Blocking wires and/or rust-proof pins

20 sts and 46 rows to 10cm / 4in over garter stitch, after washing and blocking
36 sts and 43 rows to 10cm / 4in over slipped stitch edging, after washing and blocking

Special techniques
Short rows
Slipped stitch edging

This design is currently only available as part of the Book of Haps.