Lady's Claret Polka in Brioche Stitch

Carol Huebscher Rhoades

Rowan’s Felted Tweed, 50% merino wool/25% alpaca/ 25% viscose yarn, DK weight, 191 yards (174.6 m)/50 gram (1.8 oz) ball, 5 balls of #150 Rage (red, MC) and 2 balls of #165 Scree (bluish gray, CC)
Needles, circular, 24 inches (61.0 cm), size 5 (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Crochet hook, size E-4 (3.5 mm)
Mother-of-pearl buttons, 5⁄8 inch (1.6 cm) in diameter, 7
Stitch holder
Tapestry needle
Sewing needle
Sewing thread to match buttons

Finished size: 32. inches (82.6 cm) bust circumference; woman’s small
Gauge: 24 sts and 44 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in brioche patt, after blocking

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