Kukui

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Kukui
Designed by Kristen TenDyke

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.

Yarn:
  • Shown in O-Wool’s Balance (50% organic merino wool, 50% organic cotton; 50 gram ball = approx 130 yards/120 m)
  • 7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11) hanks in color 2158 Tourmaline or 850 (910, 1025, 1125, 1235, 1325, 1440) yards in a comparable earth-friendly yarn.
  • Needles:
  • One pair each size US 5 and 6 (3.75 and 4 mm)
  • one 29" circular needle size US 5 (3.75 mm)
  • Other Materials:
  • stitch markers; stitch holders or waste yarn
  • Sizes:
    33¼ (36½, 40¾, 44¼, 47½, 51, 54¼)" - (84.5 [93, 103.5, 112.5, 121, 129.5, 138] cm) bust circumference
    Gauge:
    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 (knitting every row) with smaller needles, stretched vertically.
    Skill Level:
    Intermediate