Abalone by Woolly Wormhead
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Abalone

Knitting
December 2007
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
113 - 197 yards (103 - 180 m)
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A slouchy beanie that is ideal for knitters wishing to try out different grafting techniques. This Hat best suits a variegated yarn.

Yarn
113 (140, 170) yd/104 (128, 156) m
27yd/25m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Heavy Aran/Chunky weight, single ply yarn.

Needles & Notions
Pair 5mm/UK6/US8 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
5mm crochet hook
Approx. 2yd/2m waste yarn
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker

Gauge
16 sts x 24 rows to 4in/10cm on 5mm needles over St.St.

Sizes
To fit size: 18 (20, 22) in/45.75 (50.75, 56) cm
Finished size: 15 (17.25, 19.25) in/38 (43.75, 49) cm

Sample details
Shown in Noro Silk Garden (110yd/101m per 50g; 45% Silk, 45% Kid Mohair, 10% Lambswool)

Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.75in/55.25cm circumference head

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, short rows (w&t), provisional cast-on, kitchener stitch

Pattern contents
Written and charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on, St.St. Kitchener, Garter St. Kitchener & Short Rows

Note
Fit is determined by row gauge – if your gauge differs, simply work more or fewer panels to achieve the desired size.

Support
Do you need help with this pattern? We have a specific discussion thread in the Wormhead’s Hats group where you can ask any questions.

Published December 2007
PDF file size 3.7MB
Product code: WW266GSAbalone
Technical editors: Mary Louise Quick & Heather Murray