Burning Love Earwarmer by Sarah Solomon
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Burning Love Earwarmer

June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Burning Love motif
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
105 - 115 yards (96 - 105 m)
One size
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This pattern includes instructions for both a fingering weight and a dk version of the earwarmer. Only one needle size is required for each version. Smaller needle indicates recommended size for fingering weight version, and larger size is for a dk version. Sport weight yarns could also be used; as ever, try a sample to see if you like the result.

The Burning Love Earwarmer takes its name from that of the traditional Bavarian motif used in the center of the piece. The shaping is modeled on the calf gussets of Bavarian knitted stockings. It is worked back and forth in flat knitting with stitches twisted on every row to form the pattern. Small but very warm, the earwarmer folds up easily in a pocket or a bag, ready to keep your ears toasty whenever you need it.

Fingering weight version:
Approximately 105 yards (96 meters) fingering weight yarn
1 skein Woolfolk Tynd (100% Merino Wool; approximately 223 yards 204 meters/50 g)
Sample shown in color 03

DK weight version
Approximately 100 yards (91 meters) dk weight yarn
1 skein Zealana Rimu (60% Fine New Zealand Merino, 40% Brushtail Possum; approximately 140 yds 128 m/50g)
Sample shown in color 13 (Toto Red)

Fingering Weight Version
34 stitches and 36 rows = 4” in Burning Love Motif, relaxed after blocking
DK Weight Version
34 stitches and 35 rows = 4” in Burning Love Motif, relaxed after blocking

Preferred needle for working flat knitting in size needed to obtain gauge
Suggested size for fingering weight version: US 3/3.25 mm
Suggested size for dk weight version: US 4/3.5 mm

A needle with a sharp tip is recommended for ease of working twisted stitches.

Fingering weight version: Length: 21” to fit average adult head
Width at widest point: 4 1⁄2”
DK weight version: Length: 20.5” to fit average adult head
Width at widest point: 4 1⁄2”

stitch markers
tapestry needle
sewing needle
cable needle (if preferred for working twisted stitches)
2– ½“ buttons with shank
small amount of embroidery thread