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Urchin

Knitting
February 2016
Isager Jensen
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in pattern after lightly blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
191 - 241 yards (175 - 220 m)
S/M: 48cm (to fit 53cm); M/L: 54cm (to fit 59cm)
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Urchin is a lightweight beanie with a cable-and-lace rib pattern that provides just the right amount of stretch and comfortable slouch.

Knit using a woolly sportweight/light DK yarn worked at a slightly looser gauge to compliment the drape and wearability of the design.

Worked in the round, with both written and charted instructions provided, this pattern is a perfect introduction for those new to lace, cables, charts or circular knitting.

Instructions for two sizes - S/M and M/L - are also provided, and by the stretchy nature of the stitch pattern, a generous amount of sizing flexibility is accommodated between the two.

Isager Jensen has been used, which is generally classified as a heavy sportweight yarn. It is a pure wool yarn with a lovely lofty spin. Shilasdair Luxury DK or Rowan Felted Tweed DK would both also be excellent choices.

175m - 220m required for pattern as written. Please note substituting yarns, not achieving gauge, or adding/removing repeats could possibly affect the meterage required, and allow for this when making yarn quantity decisions.