Dawn Chorus by Lars Rains

Dawn Chorus

Knitting
December 2019
Brambles & Me 2019 Natural Yarn Advent Calendar
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
525 yards (480 m)
One Size
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DESCRIPTION
A dawn chorus is a symphony that male songbirds create to attract mates and defend their territories. They normally take place during the early morning hours between the months of March and June. The dawn chorus in Newcastle is thought to be one of the most beautiful in the entire world. It is worth waking up early to visit Jesmond Dene, a public park in the east end of the city, in order to listen to a variety of birds found within a wide range of different habitats.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference: 37” 89 cm
Height: 13¼” 33.5 cm

YARN
Brambles & Me, Natural Yarn Advent Calendar, Fingering Weight: 100% Bluefaced Leicester Wool; approx. 87.5 yds 80 m per 0.7 oz 20g miniskein. Colours: Days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6; 1 miniskein each.

NEEDLES
US #3 3.25 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge; 24” 60 cm circular needle.

NOTIONS
Stitch marker
Blunt tapestry needle
Blocking pins, if desired

GAUGE
27 sts and 32 rnds = 4” 10 cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
NOTE: Obtaining gauge is not critical to this project in terms of sizing; however, it may affect yardage amounts.

CONSTRUCTION NOTES
This funnel cowl is worked from the bottom up. Once it has been worked to the halfway point, the pattern reverses back on itself like a palindrome.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Model: Mia Malone
Photographer: Sarah Hird
Sample Knitter: Mia Malone
Pattern Layout: Lars Rains

REQUIRED SKILLS
Basic knitting skills
Charted instructions
Knitting in the round
Stranded textural colourwork
Written instructions