September 17, 2011

Yarn: Patons Beehive Shetland Chunky, 75% Acrylic/25% Wool, in Dark Teal  

Needles: 5
 mm / US 9

Gauge: 3.5 sts and 4.25 rows per inch

Stitch Pattern: Checkered Acre

Source: BW1, p. 192.

Comments: Normally, I'm really not a fan of yarns with as much acrylic in them as this one, but somehow, I can't not like this Shetland Chunky yarn.  Ages ago I knit a sweater for my brother using this (in dark grey, not this colour), and as far as I know he still has it and its in decent shape, considering.  To be fair, I did steam swatch a little more than is probably good for the acrylic, but look how nicely it sits now!  :)

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