View from Felix's Work Room by Felicity Ford

View from Felix's Work Room

Knitting
March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
2.5 mm
203 - 209 yards (186 - 191 m)
One size: 16cm wide x 18.5cm tall
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Pattern Notes

View from Felix’s Work Room begins with a provisional cast on and is worked as a tube in the round following the charts provided. The “front” features a picture while the “back” features a brief message. On completion of the stranded colourwork, loose ends are knotted inside and stitches are picked up around both the front and back of the postcard. A border is worked in the round on both front and back, with increases at each corner. A three needle bind off joins the borders together to finish the postcard.

Gauge & Needles

29 sts/31 rounds to 10cm/4” over colourwork pattern using gauge-size dpns or your preferred length of circular needle(s) for working small-diameter projects in the round. Sample knit with 2.5mm (UK 13-12/US 1½) needles for the main colourwork part of the postcard. An additional set of gauge-size needles is necessary for working
the front and back borders; sample knit with 2 x 2.5mm (UK 13-12/US 1½) circular needles, 60cm/24” length. Work and block
a swatch in the round or make a single Postcard as your gauge swatch.

Notions

  1. 4 stitch markers
  2. Gauge-size crochet hook with which to work provisional CO
  3. 2g/10m of smooth waste yarn, similar in weight to working yarn
  4. Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Yarn

Sample uses Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper Weight in the following shades and quantities:

FC62 (Grey Green) 2g/10m
FC24 (Pale Green) 2g/10m
53 (Peach) 2g/10m
1A (Soft White) 7g/35m
101 (Pale Pink) 2g/10m
FC6 (Warm Pink) 3g/15m
FC7 (Coral) 1g/5m
FC87 (Dark Rich Heathery Purple) 1g/5m
FC55 (Rich Heathery Dark Red) 1g/5m
9113 (Dark Red) 1g/5m
1403 (Cherry Red) 1g/5m
93 (Bright Red) 1g/5m
FC11 (Grass Green) 2g/10m
118 (Mid-Green) 3g/15m
34 (Dark Green) 1g/5m
82 (Darkest Green) 1g/5m