Mar 042013
 

by the water   seated   on the dock

The world is made of silt and stone, the granular material or solid minerals suspended in water or settled on the earth. As sediment forms a shape, so do the Silt & Stone Hat and the Silt & Stone Mittens grow from a mixture of stitches that settle together. Cables, garter and stockinette add textural interest and warmth to this accessory set.

Yarn: Knit Picks Biggo (50% superwash merino wool, 50% nylon; 110 yards).

Gauge: 12 st and 18 rows/4” in stockinette stitch; 12 st cable is 3” wide, after blocking.

 

Silt&Stone hat

The wide garter and cable brim of the hat is knit sideways and grafted, then stitches are picked up for the crown and worked in the round with decreases to the top. The result is a chunky hat with a little slouch, both warm and textural from its mixture of elements.

Techniques & Skills Used: provisional CO, knit/purl, decreasing, picking up stitches, cables, grafting.

Size: XS (S, M, L); 15.25 (17.5, 19.75, 22)” brim circumference, unstretched. 1 (1, 2, 2) skeins, size S shown in Dove Heather.

Other Materials:

US 10 circular needle if using Magic Loop, or dpns.

Stitch markers 8 (9, 10, 11), Stitch holder, Cable needle, Yarn needle.

Silt&Stone mittens

The long garter and cable cuff of the mittens is knit sideways and grafted, then stitches are picked up for the hand and worked in the round with a thumb gusset. The extended cuff both hugs the forearm and slouches warmly at the wrist, while the comfy mitten keeps all fingers warm.

Techniques & Skills Used: provisional CO, backwards loop CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, picking up stitches, cables, grafting.

Size: S (M, L); 6.75 (8, 9.25)” palm circumference and 6.25 (7.25, 8.5)” length from wrist to tip, unstretched. The 6” long cuff is very stretchy; the garter stitch will stay snug while the cable expands around the wrist.  2 skeins; size M shown in Dove Heather.

Other Materials:

US 10 32” circular needle if using Magic Loop, or dpns.

Stitch markers (2), Stitch holder, Cable needle, Yarn needle.

See them on Ravelry, to read more or purchase the set.    

For a matching sweater, check out Alluvium or Lithos; buy one sweater together with Silt & Stone and save $2.00.