Unadorned - DK by Kelly van Niekerk

Unadorned - DK

January 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch (blocked)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
109 - 656 yards (100 - 600 m)
16 sizes: 35cm to 72.5cm chest circumference (approximately newborn to 10 years)
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Beautiful hand dyed yarn should take centre stage; not be over shadowed by an intricate pattern. Unadorned provides exactly this – a blank canvas, designed specifically for using the magical gradient-style dyed yarns

Unadorned - DK comes written in 16 sizes (from small newborn to approximately 10 years of age), and is written for 8ply/DK weight yarn.

Unadorned - DK has you cast on at the neckline, and work flat forming a shallow garter neck line, before working until you reach the required chest size. From here the cropped sleeves are cast off before moving to the plain stocking stitch body. This pattern has been designed to showcase gradient style dyed yarns.
There are only 2 ends to sew in…your cast on tail and cast off tail!

backwards loop cast on (for under the arms)
long tail cast on
short rows in garter stitch
working top down raglan construction
working with 2 different sized needles at the same time (wrangling an octopus!)
If you are not familiar with these techniques you may need to reference a knitting guide book, or view videos on the internet. Please note, octopus wrangling is my own special technique which is explained within the pattern.

Ways to purchase ‘Unadorned - DK’:
Individually for $5
Unadorned eBook’ (a collection of the 2 Unadorned patterns in Fingering and DK weights), for $7.50.