I always say with each new pattern that the newest one tends to be my favorite--this one is no exception. "Antares" started out like all the others: with no plan or direction, but ended up turning out beautifully.
I used 52g of size 10 thread, so a tiny bit more than a single ball, so the estimate for this pattern is 350-375 yards. You may end up using less, especially if you have a tight tension and use a smaller hook. I used a 2.25mm hook which does mean I use a little more thread.
Depending on your tension, your finished piece should be about 15-inches in diameter. I constantly find myself going back to this color--'ecru' or 'natural.' It photographs extremely well and it shows the stitching perfectly against this backdrop. It's also elegant timeless, in my opinion.
I would not say that this pattern is very challenging. The tallest stitch used in this pattern is a DTR (yarn over 3 times). I think if you've ever worked any of my patterns before, you will find this average difficulty.
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