Steamer Train by Ursula Almeida

Steamer Train

Knitting
December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette in the round, blocked
US 2 - 2.75 mm
148 - 203 yards (135 - 186 m)
7.5 x 22” (19 x 56 cm)
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Puffing through the forest, the ubiquitous steam train carries excited passengers on a windy, bumpy ride to visit Santa Claus or maybe pick out the family Christmas tree. Hot cocoa anyone?

Train lovers of all ages will appreciate the train motif which includes the engine, coal car, coaches and a caboose.

Top down construction with an after-thought heel and wedge toe, Steamer Train Stocking begins with corrugated ribbing then moves to a stranded stockinette body. All motifs are charted. Some floats on the train are long but worth it!

Finished dimensions, flat & blocked (W x H):
7.5 x 22” (19 x 56 cm)

Techniques:
Knitting in the round, stranded knitting 2 colors per round, working from a chart for color placement, corrugated rib, kitchener stitch

Skill Level:
Intermediate

Notions:
stitch markers, waste yarn, darning needle

Yardage / weight estimates:
MC (natural in sample)…198yds / 45g
CC1 (red, pimento)………148yds / 32g
CC2 (grey, ash)…………..203yds / 44g

  • If printing, page 4 prints on legal size paper (8.5 x 14” / 21 x 35cm)