Police Box MKAL by Monika Evans

Police Box MKAL

March 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette, unblocked
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
930 yards (850 m)
one size
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To celebrate the newest season of Doctor Who, this cowl was originally the “Police Box MKAL”.
Here is the finished design all in one piece: We had fun creating a yoked cowl with TARDIS windows, Daleks, and rivets! Can you say EXTERMIKNIT?

There is also a fun matching hat pattern available: The EXTERMIKNIT! Hat!

About the pattern:
The pattern level is intermediate; it features several areas of stranded colorwork and is knit in the round, partly using the magic loop technique. It is sized for adults (one size fits all).

Finished Measurements:
About 7” high at neck and 23” circumference at top, about 12” deep and 72” circumference at bottom (after blocking)

430 yds of fingering weight yarn for the MC
Plus 200 yds of fingering weight yarn in 1 color, and 100 yds each of 3 additional colors – see pairing tips below; OR any String Quintet that works with the color pairing tips; OR 100 yards each of 5 different colors.

Samples shown used:
Lighter sample: MC - Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock (100g / 435 yds) in color ‘Cermak’
Lorna’s Laces Staccato (25g / 107 yds) in colors A – ‘Pewter’ (x2), B – ‘Natural’, C – ‘Charcoal’, D – ‘Aqua’

Darker sample: MC - Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in color ‘Bigger on the Inside’, plus 1 Lorna’s Laces String Quintet (127g / 525 yds) in color ‘Police Box’
To substitute for the sold-out String Quintet in ‘Police Box’ you can use these Staccato colors a la carte:
A / E – ‘Pewter’ (x2), B – ‘Natural’, C – ‘Charcoal’, D – ‘Fjord’

Size 2.5mm / US 1.5 40” circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)

Stitch Markers, Darning needle

Gauge: 27 sts x 30 rows = 4” / 10cm in stockinette, unblocked

For those of you who bought the Police Box kit, here are your colors:
MC - the large skein of sock in ‘Bigger on the Inside’
Color A - the lighter gray from the string quintet
Color B - the natural from the string quintet
Color C - the light blue from the string quintet
Color D - the charcoal from the string quintet
Color E - the dark blue from the string quintet

If you are using a different String Quintet, or picking your colors á la carte, please follow the color pairing tips below.
Please Note: Color E can be substituted with a second skein (or an additional 100 yds) of color A, as I have done with my sample.

Color pairing tips:
If you would like to try a different color combination, here are a few general tips:
Rules for picking colors are simple - Color B should be something quite light or luminous that contrasts nicely with the MC (I would suggest natural, white, pastels or neons), and Colors C and D need a high contrast with each other, as those will be used together for the Dalek section.