Yarn: Cascade 220, 100% Worsted Weight Wool, in Gris
Needles: 4.5 mm / 7 US
Gauge: 3.5 stitches and 5.5 rows per inch (after a severe blocking)
Stitch Pattern: Fir Cone
Source: BW1, p. 207
Comments: I never thought I was someone who memorized patterns - I can't give you the directions for a certain pattern unless I have it in hand, and can work out the next steps by taking cues from the previous row. Then I started this fir cone swatch... apparently, 2 months of working on this pattern in this christening shawl (scroll down to the end of the post) was enough to drill it into my brain for ever! :) And in case you're wondering, I think it looks better in a finer yarn.