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Charlottesville, Virginia

I learned to knit at the tender age of eight, and there was no stopping me. I spent decades knitting all kinds of garments for family and close friends. In 2005, I opened the online yarn shop ...

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Whitman Sampler

from Nancy Whitman Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Whitman Sampler
Whitman Sampler
Whitman Sampler
Whitman Sampler
Whitman Sampler
Whitman Sampler

Pattern Description:

Whitman Sampler may not be a chocolate confection, but it is a knitted one. Two separate strips are knit on the bias and then joined together with a three-needle purl bind off. Decorative rolled stockinette edges are picked up and knit in the round to complete the cowl. Each strip begins with two cast on stitches, which are increased into a triangle, followed by stripes and borders. Some of the borders are plain and others have a simple slipped stitch design to make them more interesting.

The pattern is written out and includes coloring schematics so you can try out colors before committing to them on the needle. If you can knit, pick up and knit, bind off and knit in the round, this will be a fairly easy project for you. The three-needle purl bind off is fully explained.

Circumference: 48"/122cm
Center depth: approximately 6.5"/16.5cm

23.5 stitches/52 rows = 4"/10cm in garter stitch after blocking.

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, 100% superwash merino, 420 yards per skein, 1 skein each Dahlia (C1), Glazed Pecan (C2), Jade (C3) and Onyx (BC). Actual yardage used is approximately 140 yards of C1, 110 yards each of C2, C3, C4, and 155 yards of BC. See Note Below.
1 US size 5/3.75 mm circular at needles 24"/60cm long.
1 set US size 5/3.75 mm straight needle for 3-needle bind off.
2 stitch holders to accommodate 58 stitches
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

If you prefer to use eight colors instead of four, you will need two different colors for C1 - C4. Each should have approximately half the yardage of C1 - C4. This is a great way to use up stash.