Berries, Leaves and Vines by Michael Harrigan

Berries, Leaves and Vines

September 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded Colorwork
US 2 - 2.75 mm
345 yards (315 m)
One size - Circumference: 22½”/56.5 cm; Height: 9¼”/23 cm
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Although I’ve lived in tropical Thailand for more than 20 years, I grew up in the northeastern U.S. and still miss the beauty of the colors in the fall. This pattern attempts to capture some of those colors—in stranded colorwork patterns of berries, leaves, and vines—as they appear at that time of the year. The cowl is knit in the round from the bottom up, and as only two colors are used in any round, it makes for a relatively simple, yet interesting project.

Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply Toes
100% Superwash Merino Wool; 133 yd/1.3 oz (121 m/38 g) skeins; 1 skein each of 3 colors, shown in Box Turtle (Color A), Fleur de Sel (Color B), and Turkey Red (Color C).

Or approximately 115 yards/110 meters in each of three colors of fingering weight yarn.

Finished Measurements
Circumference: 22½”/56.5 cm
Height: 9¼”/23 cm

• US 2 2.75mm circular needle, 16”/40 cm long or sizeto obtain gauge

Blocked: 30 stitches and 37 rounds = 4”/10 cm square in stranded colorwork stitch.
Unblocked: 28 stitches and 36 rounds = 4”/10 cm square in stranded colorwork stitch.

• Stitch marker
• Tapestry needle