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July 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch/stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1290 - 2322 yards (1180 - 2123 m)
To fit 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58 inch busts.
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You may pre-order the ebook version of Stranded Knits by choosing the higher-priced option shown. This is available with a 20% pre-order discount until the full ebook is avalable, when the price will increase to £15.00. During the pre-order period you will receive each pattern from Stranded Knits as I release the PDF versions over a period of 10 weeks. Then you will receive the full ebook when I release the final PDF pattern. The full ebook will include the complete text, illustrated tutorials and patterns which comprise the print version of Stranded Knits.

William is one of 16 glorious designs in Stranded Knits, a superb technique manual and pattern collection that Ann created for Rowan Yarns. The book is available from Rowan stockists.

The stranded colourwork design is adapted from the lovely Brother Rabbit pattern by English ‘Arts and Crafts’ designer, William Morris.

The tension given above is for plain stocking stitch after blocking, knitted on the larger needles. Tension/gauge for the stranded colourwork is 28 stitches and 30 rounds per 10cm/4” after blocking, knitted on the smaller needles.

Neckline adjustment:

The ebook and PDF pattern include guidance for adjusting the neckline for a higher, closer fit. They also include illustrated tutorials for the colourwork knitting techniques used, and for crochet provisional cast-on.

If you have the print book, and wish to adjust the neckline, you can find the guidance here.

Yarn requirements:

Number of 50g balls required if using Rowan Tweed:

Main Colour: 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12, 13, 14, 14, 15, 15, 16
Contrast Colour: 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2

Errata: The decrease round on page 188 has an asterisk missing at the beginning of the instruction. It should read as follows:

Decrease Round: *[k____(I), k2tog] ____(J) times, [k____(K), k2tog] ____(L) times; rep from * to end, sm.