Pebble by Sylvia McFadden


April 2017
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in knit in the round in lace pattern with yarns held double.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 - 446 yards (366 - 408 m)
Adult Small, Medium & Large (20", 22" & 24")
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Pebbles and stones are said to be kin and ancestors. Pebbles have wisdom in them. They have seen more than we can ever imagine. They are strong and supportive. Stones live many lifetimes. Although they change shape, from canyons to boulders to rocks to smooth pebbles, they stay a solid fundamental force in our lives. And collecting them on warm days on the ocean’s shore, holding their weight in your hand, is a favourite thing of mine.

Pebble is worked from the bottom up holding one strand of Woolfok TYND and one strand of Woolfolk SNO together.

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1 skein of Woolfolk TYND in colourway “17” and 1 skein of Woolfolk SNO in colourway “1 & 17” held double. Or two skeins of 223 yards (204 metres) of fingering weight yarn held double.


3.5mm (US 4) knitting needles (or whatever size it takes you to get gauge) in whatever style needles you like to use for knitting a hat in the round (DPNs, Magic Loop, 16” circular needles, etc…). I used 16” circular needles until I needed to work The Decrease Chart and then I switched over to DPNs.


1 stitch marker.


20 stitches and 35 rows = 4” (10cm) square knit in the round in lace and blocked.


To fit head circumference:

Adult Small - 20” (51cm)
Adult Medium - 22” (56cm)
Adult Large - 24” (61cm)

Sample is shown in Adult Small.

All sizes height: 9”.

Thank you Nicola Hodges (@tinyislandtextiles) for tech editing and also modelling!

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