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Mushroom Stickpin

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Mushroom Stickpin
Mushroom Stickpin Mushroom Stickpin
Mushroom Stickpin Russula emetica
Mushroom Stickpin Mushroom Stickpin
Mushroom Stickpin Mushroom Stickpin

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round
  • i-cord

Pattern Description:

Utah has several thousand species of fungi, quite amazing for a high desert. From delicately edible to the most deadly, mushrooms grow in many places around the state. One of the most beautiful is also a poisoner, Russula emetica, commonly called the sickener. This red-capped beauty is found in Utah's pine forests and can make you wish you never tasted mushrooms, but wearing one won't harm you a bit.

Gauge:

8 sts/ 1 inch

Materials:

  • size 0 double pointed needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Felt or fabric for the underside
  • stickpin back
  • Needle and embroidery floss.

Suggested yarn:

2 yards of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

DMC Cotton Floss

Colorway:

Rust and Cream


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I live and work in Salt Lake City yet I am woefully ignorant about the Great Salt Lake. I am attempting to learn more about the lake that has recently inspired me…and to knit that inspiration. I hope ...

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