New Pattern: In Transit

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In Transit is a basic hat with a clever, transitional colorwork pattern. The zigzag colorwork is based on a simple, two-color salt and pepper fair isle pattern. Working the pattern over an odd number of stitches hides the jog that naturally occurs when knitting stranded colorwork in the round; a seemingly simple detail that provides polished results!

In Transit can be worked in two highly contrasting colors that stand out, or in two similar colors for a more subtle look.

SIZE

S/M (M/L) to fit 20.5-22 (22-23.5)”/52-56 (56-60) cm head circumference with 0-1.5”/0-4 cm negative ease

Shown in size M/L with no ease for a relaxed, slouchy fit. For a snugger fit, choose a size with about 1-1.5”/2.5-4 cm of negative ease.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

Finished circumference 20.5 (22)”, after blocking

MATERIALS

Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 (100% Wool; 220 yards [201 meters]/100 grams): 7803 Magenta (C1), 1 (1) skein
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 Heathers (100% Wool; 220 yards [201 meters]/100 grams): 8011 Aspen Heather (C2), 1 (1) skein

NEEDLES

One 24” circular needle, and one set of DPNs, size 4 mm/US 6 (or size needed to obtain gauge)
One 24” circular needle, size 4.5 mm/US 7

GAUGE

22 sts and 26 rounds = 4” [10 cm] in Zigzag colorwork pattern on larger needles after wet blocking
22 sts and 28 rounds = 4” [10 cm] in single-color St st on smaller needles after wet blocking

ADDITIONAL TOOLS

Stitch marker, tapestry needle

SKILL LEVEL

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Available for FREE online in Knotions Magazine here.

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New Pattern: Birchy Lake

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Knit in the round in one piece, this infinity cowl is worked in a neck-hugging, faux rib texture pattern. Beginning with a Long Tail Cast On and finishing with a Latvian Bind Off creates nearly identical edges that are both sturdy and stretchy. Worked in a worsted weight yarn, this piece is warm and versatile without being bulky.

SIZE

One size

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

122 cm/48” circumference and 30.5 cm/12” height, after blocking

MATERIALS

Approximately 603 m/660 yd worsted weight yarn

Shown in Cascade 220 Heathers (100% Wool; 201m/220 yd per 100 g/3.53 oz skein) in colour Birch Heather (9564).

NEEDLES

One 100 cm/40”* circular needle, size 4 mm/US 6 (or size needed to obtain gauge)

*A shorter needle could be used if necessary, as long as it can comfortably accommodate the number of stitches.

GAUGE

22 stitches & 30 rounds = 10 cm/4″ in Texture Pattern, after blocking*

*Due to the nature of the Texture Pattern, this piece grows and stretches quite a bit with blocking and wear. For this reason, it is imperative that gauge is measured AFTER blocking. Otherwise the piece will end up being too big. Pre-blocking gauge is closer to 25 stitches & 30 rounds. The sample measured just 109 cm/43” in circumference before blocking, and grew to 120 cm/48” after being wet blocked very gently.

ADDITIONAL TOOLS

Stitch marker, tapestry needle

SKILL LEVEL

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Price: $6.50 CAD

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