Opal Clock by Kathleen Dames
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Opal Clock

Knitting
January 2018
Backyard Fiberworks Homestead
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
700 yards (640 m)
One Size

Did you know that the crown jewel of Grand Central Terminal sits atop the information booth in the Main Hall and is literally a jewel? The Opal Clock, with its four helpful faces made of opal, is valued at over $10 million USD.

Just as the clock is perfectly aligned with the Terminal’s axis, the center-start of this stole sets up four circular cables emerging from a braided base. Edges are finished with two kinds of i-cord, while each end is filled with smaller versions of the clock cable. Opal Clock works up quickly in Backyard Fiberworks’s luscious Homestead to keep you cozy, but the novel construction and clever cables will make you wish for more.

Sizes
One Size

Finished Measurements
Width: 16 inches/41 cm
Length: 60 inches/152.5 cm

Materials
Backyard Fiberworks Homestead (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 181 yds/165 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein);
color: Silver Spring; 4 skeins
US7/4.5 mm set of DPNs and 40-inch/100-cm circular needle (or size needed to achieve gauge)
Stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge
18 sts x 24 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Stockinette Stitch, after blocking

I Knit New York
Print copies available from One More Row Press

The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. The Empire City. I Knit New York contains ten knitting patterns inspired by the history and geography of the Capital of the World. We asked five of our favorite New Yorkers to design patterns and share their favorite New York secrets from subway to skyscraper.

Want to know where to find the New York that the locals know and love? IKNY shares shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, museums, and more. And if you can’t make it to the City, we include lists of our favorite books, movies, TV shows, and songs, so you can bring NYC home.

Designers include Brittney Bailey (b.woolens/Purl Soho), Kathleen Dames (kathleen dames knitwear design), Kirsten Kapur (Through the Loops), Xandy Peters (creator of Fox Paws and other stacked stitches), and Lars Rains (Modern Lopi), plus an essay from Kay Gardiner (the Northern half of Mason-Dixon Knitting), a #buttonhunt in the Garment District with Kathleen Dames (host of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames podcast), and a multiborough yarn crawl with Lisa Chamoff (founder of Indie Untangled).

Yarns for all patterns provided by Backyard Fiberworks. Alice O’Reilly, the dyer behind Backyard Fiberworks, contributes an essay on color theory plus a guide to the various yarns used in I Knit New York.

Shot on location in Manhattan by award-winning photographer Gale Zucker. Illustrations by Laurel Johnson, Mountain Laurel Artwork.

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