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24 stitches & 36 rounds = 4" in stockinette stitch with Size A needle or Sommers Chart pattern with Size B needle
Size A (for Single-Color Rounds of Stockinette Stitch)
One 16" circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)
Size B (for Two-Color Rounds of Chart Pattern)
One 16" circular needle, one size larger than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
Due to significant variance between knitters, your colorwork fabric should be swatched prior to knitting
your garment to determine whether or not this needle size should be larger, smaller or equal to Size A.
Please read about Speed-Swatching for Circular Knitting (see Special Techniques).
Size C (for Ribbing)
One 16" circular needle, three sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 2¼ mm (US 1)
Size D (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
One 16" circular needle, one size smaller than Size C
Suggested Size: 2 mm (US 0)
*32" circular needle can be used instead of 16" circular and DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for
working small circumferences in the round.
19" [48.5 cm] circumference at brim; 24" [61 cm] circumference at widest point; 8½" [21.5 cm] length
Stitch markers (including one in a unique color or style for BOR), blunt tapestry needle
If working Tubular Cast On, you will also require smooth waste yarn (fingering-weight cotton, silk, or
bamboo yarn) and Size D needle. You may use another cast on if desired, omitting these tools.
Required Techniques: Cast on of knitter’s choice, decreasing, stranded colorwork knitting, reading
charts, knitting in the round
Optional Techniques: 1x1 Tubular Cast On
Please note that this pattern is not sold at Loop but the yarns are. We show them here as reference for materials and pattern descriptions for you.