This pattern is available as part of Pick Your Poison, an 18-pattern collection centering on hand dyed yarns and one skein projects.
I used k2tog tbl for the left slanting decreases because it matched my k2tog decreases better. However, you may wish to substitute ssk (in place of the k2tog tbl) if that works better for your knitting style.
17 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on smaller needles
210 yards of DK weight
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