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Grasslands

Description

Rich texture with a little openwork sets a distinctive tone for warm legwear in two sizes (S/L). This eye-catching design looks great as a short topper for shoes and boots, while the long option is a stylish accessory with tights or skinny jeans. The ribbed finish may be worked short and flat or long enough to be doubled for extra warmth. Worked in the round and in an intermediate stitch pattern, this project is an excellent choice for a first attempt at openwork; it is also portable and easily memorized for knitters on the go. In any version, this design works up beautifully in a naturally squishy, airy fiber—the perfect thing for a single skein of specialty farm yarn.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, or yardage requirement.


Suggested Yarns: 
Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup DK, Better Breakfast DK, or Kent DK, Ghillie Sport/DK, Green Mountain Spinnery Mewesic, ElsaWool Woolen Spun Sport Weight Cormo, Aade Lõng Solid 8/3, Rauwerk Merino DK, Maniototo Wool Woollen Spun DK, Donna Smith Designs Langsoond Double Knit, Uist Wool Reothart DK or Fràs DK, Lammermuir Wool Simply Shetland DK Sholmit, or any lofty DK yarn that knits to pattern gauge

Finished Size scarf(wrap): 
9(11.25) inches in circumference (washed and air-dried); stretches to 13(15.25) inches around

Yarn requirements toppers[warmers]: (210 , 260) [475, 585] yards

Gauge: 20 sts and 29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (worked flat, washed, and dried)

Needles: 
size 5US (3.75 mm) DPNs (or size to obtain correct gauge) 
size 4US (3.5 mm) DPNs (or .25 mm smaller than gauge needle) 
Note: two circular needles may also be used in place of DPNs