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Counting the number of stitches visible - about 80, and adding an additional 20 for those hidden, it seems that approximately 100 stitches were cast on, and knit 32 rounds using about a 15mm circular needle. There are 4 yarns used, all of them at least doubled, except for the green mohair. I worked out the gauge to be 5 stitches to 4 inches, and I'm not sure I would be able to knit that loosely, so if I were to copy this, I would use 15 mm needles, and cast on 160 stitches which would give a gauge of 8 stitches to 4 inches and knit about 40 rounds. As if gauge is much of an issue with a project so loosely knitted as this one!
Occasionally, there is a little short row embellishment just to give the loop a break from endless stripes. I like that! And, it's a good way to practice shadow wraps. Shadow wraps are my new favourite way to wrap and turn. This tutorial made it very easy for me to learn and master this technique. Just think how cute it would be to add a little metallic sparkle to these embellishments...or add buttons or beads, and truly make it your own masterpiece.
It would take an evening or two to whip this baby up using just your stash yarn and part balls. My best guess for yardage would be approximately 500 - 600 yards. If you are doubling your yarns, you need to double that amount. It would make a quick holiday or anytime gift, and you certainly could use up odds and ends in your stash. Be sure to show the lucky recipient the inspiration for their gift. They will be impressed I'm sure!
I have chosen 4 yarns - one super bulky thick and thin hand spun royal blue wool, 1 mango moon Lurex ribbon in the Neptune colorway (blues and greens), 1 skein of Cascade Soft Spun in Lime Green and 1 skein of Cascade Pastaza in Cream. They all look lovely together. Look for an update tomorrow. I'm a little excited to get this started!