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Alvarez Hat

Knitting
July 2014
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
1302 yards (1191 m)
About 18¼ (19¾, 20½)" (46.5 [50, 52] cm) circumference. Hat shown measures 18¼" (46.5 cm).

This pattern recalls many of the botanical paintings of Mabel Alvarez, particularly In the Garden, with its bright reds, deep purples, and light browns. If knit in two colors, the motif echoes the botanical details of the seedpods; knit with six and it becomes a perennial garden. The colorwork stitch pattern follows all the rules of traditional Fair Isle: short
floats, no more than two colors in a row, and symmetrical pattern repeats.