Milkweed and Monarchs by Theressa Silver

Milkweed and Monarchs

Knitting
September 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
135 - 155 yards (123 - 142 m)
One Size
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Milkweed seeds and butterfly motifs float across the fabric of this matched mitts and hat set. Using unusual but easy to learn techniques for creating the motifs, this pattern is perfect for the adventurous knitter.

Sizes
One size

Finished Measurements
Hat: Band circumference 16 inch / 40.5 cm (unstretched)
Mitts: Hand circumference 7 inch / 17.75 cm (unstretched)

Materials
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish DK (100% superwash merino wool; 123 yards/50 grams); color: Allspice; hat 155 yards, mitts 135 yards

Needles: Set of 5 US #3 / 3.25 mm double pointed needles
Set of 5 US #5 / 3.75 mm double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

Stitch holder or scrap yarn
Tapestry needle

Gauge
20 sts and 28 rnds = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette stitch, with larger needles