Roundabout by Kim Swingle


March 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in S
US 1 - 2.25 mm
250 - 450 yards (229 - 411 m)
X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
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This pattern was designed for variegated colorways, where the colors tend to pool together when knit in a more basic stockinette or ribbed pattern and is exclusive to the Playtime collection.

Pattern includes both charted and written instructions, and is written in 5 sizes: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large - approximate yarn required is 250yd (229m), 305yd (279m), 350yd (320m), 405yd (370m) and 450yd (412m) respectively.

Techniques used:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Knit/Purl
  • Increases
  • Decreases
  • Slipping stitches
  • Picking up stitches
  • Grafting/Kitchener Stitch

For some colorways, working the pattern as written will be all you will need to break up the pooling. For others, particularly those colorways with less variation or considerably longer color sections, you may need to get a bit more creative and see what works best for your particular colorway. Additional suggestions on how to impact the positioning of your colors are included in the pattern details.

A special thank you to my test knitters, Josée and Janie, for all their help with this pattern.