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Picnic Perfect

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Picnic Perfect
Picnic Perfect
Picnic Perfect
Picnic Perfect
Picnic Perfect

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • k2tog
  • ssk
  • YO
  • p2tog
  • ssp
  • k3tog
  • s2-k1-p2sso
  • pick up stitch from dropped loops
  • pick up stitches along an edge
  • short rows

Pattern Description:

Lazy times in days gone by picnicking at the shore, everyone is dressed in white except that one woman who invariably wears a pastel floral print dress, cabled V-neck pullovers with a navy blue line to set off the neck, big picnic baskets, sun hats, fine china and crystal, boats with pennants flying, reading, a glass of wine, napping under a tree, children watching bumble bees in the grass.

Lace portion is knit first, increasing to full width from a very small provisional cast on, then decreasing to a point. Stitches are then picked up along the edge, and it's shaped into a crescent with garter stitch short rows.

Model knit with Wooly Wonka Nimue Sock in True Blood in second to the largest size with 1 hank, and about 4 yards remaining; 435 yards in 100 grams; 50% merino wool, 50% silk.


20 sts and 30 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in stitch pattern, blocked hard

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 54.25 x 10.25 [61.75 x 10.75, 69 x 11.25, 76.25 x 11.75] inches; 138 x 26 [157 x 27, 175.5 x 28.5, 193.5 x 30] cm


  • light fingering weight; 340 [410, 475, 550] yards
  • US 5 (3.75 mm) needles with sharp points
  • cable needle (optional)

You Will Also Need:

  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers (optional)

Suggested yarn:

475 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Wooly Wonka/Nimue Sock


True Blood
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I have knit and crocheted, and done various forms of embroidery and needlepoint since early grammar school. Making things with bits of colored string is so integral to my being that the few times of ...

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