Needles: US7 circular, 32” or longer.
Yarn: 2 different colors of worsted weight acrylic.
Gauge: Not important, but try aiming for a fabric that is quite firm.
This tawashi is knitted flat and then seamed. You can knit it in the round if you want, just replace all the WS rows with purl rounds instead. I recommend you use magic loop instead of dpns - the ruffles can get unruly if you try to tame them with straight needles.
The yarn you're not currently using, is always carried up on the wrong side instead of cutting it.
Kf+b: Knit in both front and back of the stitch.
With MC, cast on 6 sts using the circular crochet cast-on
Make sure that you have leave a tail of about 6", you'll need this later. If you look at the picture, you can see that I ended up not having enough for a proper loop on top.
(WS) Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Kf+b in every stitch
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Change to CC, knit.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Change to MC, knit
Repeat rows [3-6] 3 more times.
Row 19: Knit
Row 20: Kf+b in every stitch
Row 21: Knit
Row 22: Kf+b in every stitch
Row 23: Knit
Row 24: Kf+b in every stitch
Row 25: Knit
Row 26: Kf+b in every stitch
Cast off, leaving a 6" tail for seaming. Weave in all ends except for your cast on and cast off tails, you'll need these.
Using mattress stitch, seam up your tawashi.
Pull on the cast on tail to tighten the first 6 sts, then pull it through to the wrong side and secure it. Pull it back out to the right side, and with a crochet hook slip stitch once through the top, then chain 12, slip stitch to top of tawashi again. Pull the yarn back to the wrong side (last time, I swear) and secure it.
That's all there is to it!
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