Weeping Beech by Elizabeth Beach

Weeping Beech

by Elizabeth Beach
Knitting
January 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1120 - 1680 yards (1024 - 1536 m)
Sizes Medium (Large)
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In the quiet of winter, weeping leaves hang stubbornly to the stately beech tree. Tipped in frost, they bring a beauty to the garden when most trees are stripped bare of their foliage. When the cold winds blow, they rustle anxiously awaiting the warmth of spring when they will give up their positions to the tender growth of new life. Let this pretty ruana keep you cozy and chase away your winter blues. Written and charted instructions are included for this easy-to-knit and wear garment.

Yarn
Miss Babs Yowza
100% Superwash Merino; 560 yd/8 oz (512 m/225 g) skeins
2 (3) skeins, shown in Repose

Or approximately 1120 (1680) yards/1030 (1540) meters of DK weight yarn.

Finished Measurements
Sizes Medium (Large)
Length: 57.5 (74.5)”/144 (186.5) cm
Width: 32.25 (39)”/ 80.5 (97.5) cm
Neck opening: 3”/7.5 cm

Needles
US 8 5.0 mm circular needle, 32”/80 cm long or size to obtain gauge

Gauge
Blocked: 18 stitches and 19 rows = 4”/10 cm square in stockinette stitch.
Unblocked: 19 stitches and 24 rows = 4’’/10 cm square in stockinette stitch.

Notions
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Two spare US 8 5.0 mm circular needles for joining
Stitch holders or scrap yarn

For best results when working with hand dyed yarns, we strongly suggest alternating skeins of the same color throughout your project.