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Designed by Hélène Magnússon

Field Guide no. 26: mOSS

Specs & Details

Suggested Yarns
Plotulopi and Love Story Einband held together
Yarn Weight
Icelandic Wool
15 sts and 30 rows (15 garter ridges) = 4" (10 cm)
US 11
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This unique throw captures the look of a densely mossed-over lava field with remarkable realism. The techniques are elemental: It is knit in three strips, and delicate tracings of a circle and a witches’ ring are melded in using a faux intarsia technique that is ease itself. The back ground is worked in changing stripes composed of one strand each of Plotulopi and Love Story held together, and a single strand of Plotulopi is picked up and dropped as needed to work the simple charted designs. At the end of the knitting, if you haven’t given in to the temptation of wearing the soft strips as scarves, they are joined with mattress stitch. No other finishing required.

— Plotulopi by Istex [100 g plates, each approx 328 yds (300 m), 100% new wool]: 3 plates each #1423 Clover
Green (A) and #9102 Grey (B); 1 plate each #0001 White (C), #0059 Black (D), and #0484 Forest Green (E)
— Love Story Einband by Hélène Magnússon [25 g skeins, each approx 246 yds (225 m), 100% Icelandic lambswool]: 2 skeins each Moss Green (F), Anis Green (G), Sulfur Yellow (H), Basalt Grey (I); 1 skein each Natural White (J), and Raven Black (K).
— Size US 11 (7 mm) circular needle, 32″ (80 cm) long or longer, or sizeneeded to achieve gauge

15 sts and 30 rows (15 garter ridges) = 4″ (10 cm) in garter st using 1 strand each of B and F held tog, blocked.

Knitted Measurements
Approx 60″ (152.5 cm) square

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