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Small amounts of 100% wool in black and red
I used Patons Classic Wool Merino (100% wool, 3.53oz/100g, 223yds/204m); 1 skein 00226 Black and Murphy's Knitting Worsted (100% wool, 4oz/113g); 1 skein 1549 Rust
US 10 (6mm) double-pointed needles
16sts by 21rows= 4in (10cm) in stst, pre-felting
18sts by 24rows= 4in (10cm) in stst, post-felting
4.5in (11cm) tall by 10in (25cm) around, pre-felting
4in (10cm) tall by 9in (23cm) around, post-felting
With red, CO 40 sts and distribute to dpns. Join, being careful not to twist.
Rnd 1: purl with red.
Rnds 2, 21, 22: knit with red.
Rnds 5, 9: [k2B, k1R, k3B, k1R, k1B] around.
Rnds 6, 8: [k3B, k1R, k1B, k1R, k2B] around.
Rnd 7: [k4B, k1R, k3B] around.
Rnds 11-13, 19: [k3B, k3R, k2B] around.
Rnds 14, 15, 18: [k2B, k5R, k1B] around.
Rnds 16, 17: [k2B, k1R, k1B, k1R, k1B, k1R, k1B] around.
BO purlwise with red. Weave in ends. Handwash in hot water with a little dish soap and agitation until it felts to appropriate size. Rinse thoroughly. Blot with towel to absorb excess moisture. Stretch over a glass or plastic cup. Remove and allow to dry completely before use. Go caffeinate yourself.
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