life of the crystal by bunnymuff, Mona Zillah

life of the crystal

Knitting
November 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
280 - 300 yards (256 - 274 m)
one size fits most; 21-25 in/53cm-63.5 cm head
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“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it. “
--John Burroughs

This is a pattern for a knitted tammy worked using the stranded colourwork technique. It is worked from the bottom rib up with decreases shaping the crown. One sample was worked in 7 colours and the other in 2. This pattern contains instructions and charts for both versions.

yarn:
2 Ply Jumper Weight by, Jamieson & Smith
Fingering; 100% Shetland; 125yds (115m)/25g
approx. yarn amounts:
7-colour
MC (FC14) - 15.5g; 78yds (78m)
CC1 (141) - 9g; 43yds (39m)
CC2 (14) - 8g; 38yds (35m)
CC3 (FC 41) - 10.5g ; 53yds (48m)
CC4 (FC11) - 4g; 22yds (20m)
CC5 (FC12) - 5.5g; 28yds (26m)
CC6 (202) - 4g; 22yds (20m)
2-colour
MC - 35g; 175yds (161m)
CC3 - 25g; 125yds (115m)
needles:
2.75mm (us no 2) circular or DPNs, 16in/41cm and DPNs 6in/15cm
3.25mm (us no 3) circular, 16in/41cm and DPNs 6in/15cm
gauge: 32 sts x 32 rows = 4in/10cm
measured over stranded stockinette on larger needles
approximate finished size:
one size fits most; 21-25 in/53cm-63.5 cm head
additional tools:
needle to weave in ends, st marker