How the Tiger Got its Stripes by Mary E Rose

How the Tiger Got its Stripes

Knitting
August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
400 - 460 yards (366 - 421 m)
7 inches wide by 50 inches long
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Pourquoi stories from Vietnam are Origin Stories that explain why an animal or plant looks or acts the way it does. One of the many folktales told across Asia tells of the proud Tiger and his desire to obtain the wisdom that only Man seemed to possess. Instead of obtaining wisdom however, Tiger is outsmarted by man and in the process burns his magnificent golden coat, leaving him with permanent stripes.

Designed specifically to make use of that self striping yarn you fell in love with, when you didn’t really want to knit (yet another pair of) vanilla socks.This piece is worked flat, in garter stitch, and then seamed to produce a long infinity loop with optional clasp.

Additional Materials for the Clasp :
A Faux Leather Snap, 3 hole clasp from Blue Moon Findings.
Small crochet hook and US Size 1 (2.25mm) needles.