Project Semicolon Collection by Skeinanigans

Project Semicolon Collection

June 2019
both are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
90 - 230 yards (82 - 210 m)
Adult S (Adult L)
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The Project Semicolon collection seeks to remind those in mental health care that they are not alone, that this experience is only temporary and things will get better. Simple tube socks and mitts are easily made in worsted weight yarn and embellished with a duplicate stitch semicolon design to remind the wearer of the temporary nature of their experience. This pattern is simple, quick and ideal for charity and gift knitting. Making these socks or mitts for a loved one or person in need is a touch of warmth and a reminder that they are not alone.

Recommended Yarn
Oink Pigments: Oink Worsted
100% USA Superwash Merino, 230 yds (210 m) per 100g skein
Colorways Used: Dill With It (green), The Dark Knitnight (black), Super Dope Heliotrope (pink and blue variegated)

Thanks to Helena, Julie and the Oink Pigments team for providing yarn support for this pattern! Use the code “semicolon” for 10% off any in-stock yarn from Oink Pigments through August 31!

Alternatives include worsted and aran weight acrylic or superwash wool yarns or blends of superwash wool and synthetics (nylon, acrylic, etc.). Consider the recipient and how they will wash and use their items when choosing yarn for this project.

Mitts: 90 (115) yds / 82 (105) m per pair
Socks: 200 (230) yds / 182 (210) m per pair
Note: lengths are approximate. Needs can change based on your yarn, gauge and modifications.

Adult Small should fit the lower range of women’s and men’s shoe sizes, and narrow feet.
(Adult Large) should fit the upper range of women’s and men’s shoe sizes, and wide feet.

24 sts × 32 rows = 4”×4” (10 cm) in stockinette, measured after blocking
Note: Matching gauge is not crucial, but you should produce a dense, sturdy fabric.

Size US 5 (3.75 mm) DPNs, 9” circular or 32-40” circular for magic loop. Use your preferred method for small circumference knitting in the round.

Tapestry needle
(2) Stitch markers
Smooth waste yarn or stitch holders

Track Your Progress
This pattern was designed with the knitter in mind! As you complete each task, mark or fill in the Track Your Progress (TYP) task bubbles and repeat boxes so you never lose your place again. Happy knitting!

This pattern has been test knit. Thanks to Beth, Chris, Erin, Greta, and Heather for test knitting!

Thanks to Kate Howland for her excellent graphic design work on this pattern!