Tortillon by Michele Wang


January 2011
Sport (12 wpi) ?
10.25 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in 1x1 rib
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
180 - 200 yards (165 - 183 m)
Average Adult
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This pattern is written out, with no charts, knit in the round and is for the average adult-sized head.

I named this pattern after one of my most beloved tools - the tortillon. A simple pointed stump of rolled paper used to smudge charcoal, the tortillon is indispensable when drawing.

The halo of fine black over the brownish-gray yarn, reminded me of what a tortillon would do to a charcoal drawing that otherwise could look harsh. The changes in direction of the cabling brings out the shadowy effect of this beautiful yarn.