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Flipping Coins
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August 17 2015
Project info
Flipping Coins
DrawingStraws by La Maison Rililie
Knitting
pattern check
L to get XS because of different yarn
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
791 yards
Schoppel-Wolle 6 Karat
0.54 skeins = 354.2 yards (323.9 meters), 54 grams
Green
Schoppel-Wolle XL Kleckse
1 skein = 437.0 yards (399.6 meters), 100 grams
723326
Blue
Notes

About half into my other project DrawingStraws I knew that I would like to work this same model with a gradient, self striping yarn I had in stash…
And to see how it looks when paired with a low contrasting colour, I used the perfect green (Froschkönig) to go with the lovely pale baby blue, a new super soft kind of Zauberball yarn from the Hand Dye Collection (called XL Kleckse).
(… I never found the ball-bands, but thankfully I wrote a blog post about this yarn last December: here).

The pattern is written for sport weight yarn, so I worked the L size to get to an XS size with my new, smaller gauge.
I didn’t modify anything length wise (since I was hoping for a more cropped length because of gauge difference).
Only thing I did was to make the larger green stripes (that I worked in lace weight here) 12 rounds long instead of 10 rnds - to accommodate the slightly different row gauge to the other colour in fingering weight.

I ran out of light blue at the end for the hem, and used some of my coast tweed as the second strand of yarn and for the final rnds.
Lucky me… I like the effect of the darker hem!
In retrospect I should have gone down another needle-size for the hem to make it more dense.
:)

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  • Project created: August 14, 2015
  • Finished: August 17, 2015
  • Updated: September 4, 2015