Across from my home in Oregon, there are two huge sequoia trees that greet me in all their majesty as I gaze from my front window. They were planted by the Porter family in 1849 when they returned from looking for gold in California. I’ve long envisioned memorializing the trees in fair isle and it just seemed right to use an Irish yarn for the project. As I looked at photographs, it dawned on me that they look so very tall because so much sky can be seen behind and through them. There are over 100 of these amazing trees in our small community and each one is impressive. I’m grateful they are protected.
Materials: Sizes 4 and 5 US needles for knitting in the round – either 16” circular along with double points or one 36-40” long circular with very flexible cable for Magic Loop. Yarn: Studio Donegal Aran Tweed, 100% wool in 50g balls (88 yds) – you’ll need one ball of each color Tan (#4585) Dark Brown (#4801) Dark Green (#4756) Sky Blue Soft Aran (#5248) 80g Notions: 13 ring stitch markers, tapestry needle
You can also use Rowan Pure Worsted Wool in similar colors! I've listed my suggested in the pattern for easy reference. I also recently knitted it with Cumbria worsted.
Gauge: 19 sts = 4 inches on size 5 needles
Skills required: Knit, Purl, knitting in the round, knit two together (k2tog), knit in front and back of one stitch (kfb), Working with two colors at a time, following a color chart. The pattern includes a chart that can be read in black and white if you don't have a color printer. There are four pages in this file.
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