Ballot Box - A Pattern from Yarnison Designs
This listing is for a digital pattern download of the Armchair Athlete pattern from Yarnison Designs.
About The Pattern, In The Designer's Words
We live in interesting times, unfortunately. This design is a not-very-subtle reminder to excercise our rights, whenever we have the opportunity. I wrote it as the UK prepared for a General Election in 2019, and that went well didn’t it. As the US Election looms on the horizon, I’m making this pattern available for whoever wants it, because whether there will be anything to celebrate in the results, at least we can celebrate our right to vote, and the people who fought to make that possible.
YARN: Any DK weight yarn will work - we suggest Rock Star DK! The medium-sized original used apx 50g of the main color, 30g for the contrast color, 30g of whatever color you'd like to use for the pompom and less than 5g if you decide to do a contrasting cast-on.
NEEDLES: 3.5mm (US 4) and 4mm (US 6) needles for your preferred method for knitting in the round (I used Magic Loop). Always use the right size to match the recommended gauge.
GAUGE: 22 sts x 29 rows = 10cm/4” over stranded knitting, blocked.
NOTIONS: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, pom pom maker (optional if you want to add a bobble).
SIZE: Designed with some negative ease. Knit a bigger size for a slouchier fit, adding more rows after Chart A/B before Crown shaping.
To fit head circumferences:
XS (child) 42cm/16.5”, actual size 40cm/16”
S (teen/small adult) 53 cm/21”, actual size 49cm/19”
M: 59cm/23”, actual size 54cm/21”
L: 66cm/26”, actual size 61cm/24”
XL: 73cm/29”, actual size 68cm/27”
Techniques used: Long-tail cast on, working in the round, stranded colour work, charted instructions. The floats at the back are never longer than 7 sts, but you may want to catch the unworked colour at the back on longer stretches.
How It Works
The pattern will be sent to your email address that you use to place your order.
I’m Jane and I am a knitwear designer based in Manchester, UK. I believe that knitting is a creative collaboration between maker, designer and yarn dyer. I have released several successful patterns which adhere to this ethos. I spend the rest of my time working as a user experience designer for charities and social enterprises.