The holiday rush is in full fa-la-la-la mode, and its a dazzling display of twinkly lights brightening up downtown shops, fringed by towering pine trees trimmed in festive grandeur. Add a few cookie swaps, Christmas concerts, and all those get-togethers to attend, whew………isn’t it good to know some gifts can knit up in a hurry?
Ripe and ready for winter knitting, Sulka offers more than forty richly-hued choices, from Snow White to Pacific Rim.
BLACKBERRY SLOUCH HAT
Finished Size: Women’s Medium (25.5 cm/10 ins x 56 cm/22 ins)
Yarn: 3 skeins Mirasol Sulka (col #242)
Needles: 6.00 mm-60 cm/24 ins and 7.00 mm-60 cm/24 ins circular
Tension: 14 sts and 18 rows = 10 cm/4 ins over Pattern St on 7.00 mm needles
MK: (P3tog, k3tog, p3tog) all into next 3 stitches
YO: yarn over needle
Cast on 72 sts, with smaller needle, join in round, being careful not to twist sts over needle.
Place a marker on first st.
Rnd 1- [P2, k2] rep
Rnd 2- [P2, k1, yo, k1] rep
Rnd 3- [P2, k3] rep
Rnd 4- [P2, sl1, k2, pass sl st over k2] rep
Rep these 4 rnds 2 more times.
Change to larger needle and k 2 rnds, inc 6 sts evenly spaced across first rnd = 78 sts.
Continue in Pattern St as follows-
Rnd 1- [K3, MK] rep
Rnd 2 & 3- K
Rnd 4- [MK, k3] rep
Rnd 5 & 6- K
Rep these 6 rnds until hat measures 23 cm/9 ins from cast on edge.
Next Rnd- [K4, k2tog] rep
Next Rnd- [K3, k2tog] rep
Next Rnd- [K2, k2tog] rep
Next Rnd- [K1, k2tog] rep
Next Rnd- [K2tog] rep = 13 sts.
Cut yarn and draw through remaining sts, tighten and secure.
Design by: Michele Meadows