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After working seven years as a special education teacher, I put teaching aside to stay home with my two young children. Over the last two years I have branched into designing knitwear, and am ...

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Radishes and Rosebuds

from Meg Roke Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Radishes and Rosebuds
Radishes and Rosebuds
Radishes and Rosebuds
Radishes and Rosebuds
Radishes and Rosebuds
Radishes and Rosebuds

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • increase (M1L, M1R)
  • duplicate stitch
  • i-cord

Pattern Description:

My husband and I recently bought our first house, which we love but also needs a ridiculous amount of attention in the garden. Needless to say, I spend an awful lot of time weeding, mulching, planting and watering. When you work outdoors, hauling big bags of mulch around or bent over digging in the dirt, the last thing you need is to have your hair fall in your face. I truly had an "ah-ha!" moment while weeding. "I need a cute kerchief for gardening!" Honestly, those were my exact words. And of course, once I made a kerchief for me... Emma requested one too.

This kerchief is construct much like a shawl. It is worked flat from the top center outward. A sliver of contrasting color is worked just before the garter stitch edge. The same contrasting color is used to make petite polka dots all over the body of the work using duplicate stitch. Three finishing options are included: seamed angles (to create zero additional ease), an I-cord "bridge" (to create 1" positive ease) and I-cords ties (to create flexibility in length).


28 stitches and 38 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch pattern using size US 2 needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit infant (child's small/medium, child's large/women's small, women's medium/large)
  • 16 (17.5, 18.75, 20.25)" 40 (43, 47, 50.5) cm approx length
  • Adult sample is size women's medium/large with an I-cord bridge.
  • Child sample is size child's large/women's small with seamed angles.


  • Fine by Spud & Chloe (80% wool, 20% silk; 248 yds 227 m/ 65 g) 1 skein each in Snorkel (MC) and Dolphin (CC) or 1 skein each in Sassafras (MC) and Calypso (CC)
  • OR approx 100 (110, 120, 130) yds of fingering weight yarn in MC and approx 5 yds of fingering weight yarn in CC
  • One 24" circular needle in size US 2 2.75 mm or size needed to obtain correct gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Two stitch markers
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Fine by Spud & Chloe (80% wool, 20% silk; 248 yds 227 m/ 65 g)