Painted Desert by Theressa Silver

Painted Desert

Knitting
September 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
190 - 390 yards (174 - 357 m)
One Size
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The painted desert cowl and mitts use a series of slip stitch rows to create layers of color. Both pieces are knit in the round. The mitts include a gusset thumb. The colorwork is simple, using only one yarn per round, making it a great first project for someone who has never done colorwork before.

Sizes
One Size

Finished Measurements
Cowl: 29 inches / 73.75 cm circumference X 12 inches / 30.5 cm tall
Mitts: hand circumference 6.5 inches / 16.5 cm (unstretched)

Materials
Yarn: Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal (100% merino wool; 273 yards/100 grams); cowl 390 yards, mitts 190 yards; colors:
A: Gladiola, B: Boysenberry, C: Duchess, D: Anemone, E: Canary

Needles: 24 inch US #8 / 5mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Set of 5 US #8 / 5mm double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

Stitch marker
Stitch holder or scrap yarn
Tapestry needle

Gauge
16 st and 24 rnds = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette stitch