Nov 152018

Flower Lines cover | The Knitting Vortex

Simple stranded colorwork with a modern graphic design, Flower Lines combines traditional fit with fun contemporary visual style. Make a pop-art punch with bright colors, or pair a saturated color with a neutral. Flower Lines is one of a bundle of modern stranded hats featuring strong motifs for fresh style, and is pictured with some of the companion designs.

Techniques & Skills Used: Twisted German CO, knit/purl, stranded colorwork, decreasing, working in the round. Colorwork is charted only.

Size: 18” brim circumference and 10” tall, unstretched. The pattern consists of a 24 st and 36 row repeat, and accommodates heads from 20-23” in circumference; to adjust the size further, go up or down a needle size.

Yarn: Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted (100% merino wool; 250 yards/229m/113g). Hat shown in Stonehedge Raspberry (A) and Lilac (B), 1 skein of each color, or approximately 110 yards A and 50 yards B of worsted weight wool yarn.

Other Materials: US 8 (5mm) 16” circular needle and dpns, or 32” circular needle if using Magic Loop, or size to match gauge; Stitch markers; Yarn needle.

Gauge: 18 st and 24 rows/4” in stranded pattern, unstretched after blocking; 1 repeat of 24 st and 36 rows is 4.75” wide and 6” tall.

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