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Kukui Pattern


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Knitting: Kukui
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Petite, Tall



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic knit and purl stitches
  • Increase: m1-l and m1-r
  • decrease: k2tog, ssk, sk2p, p2tog, ssp
  • Seaming the pieces together

Pattern Description:

Kukui is knit from the bottom up in pieces then sewn together. The neck stitches are all held on stitch holders, then after sewing they are worked together for a simple garter stitch neck trim


19 sts and 29 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch with larger needles; 20 sts and 35 rows = 4" (10 cm) in garter stitch with smaller needles, stretched vertically.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 331/4 (361/2, 403/4, 441/4, 471/2, 51, 541/4)"
  • 84.5 [93, 103.5, 112.5, 121, 129.5, 138] cm


  • O-Wool's Balance: 7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11) hanks in color 2158 Tourmaline
  • or approx 850 (910, 1025, 1125, 1235, 1325, 1440) yards in a comparable earth-friendly yarn
  • straight needles sizes US 5 and 6 (3.75 mm and 4 mm)
  • 29" circular size US 5 (3.75 mm)

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • stitch holders or waste yarn

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