Anchor by Sylvia McFadden
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Anchor

Knitting
April 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in square knit in the round in lace pattern and blocked.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 - 420 yards (366 - 384 m)
Adult Small, Medium & Large (20", 22" & 24")
This pattern is available for C$6.00 CAD buy it now

Anchor is part of Stone & Sea a small eBook of two lace hat patterns. If you find yourself drawn to both patterns (the other of which is called Pebble), you’ll save a couple o’ bucks buying Stone & Sea.

Anchors represent something special for me. A metaphor for finding a way to be solid when there’s nothing solid around you at all. People can be anchors, strong solid people who help anchor you while you’re lost in emotion, floating around in struggle. As someone who has done a lot of floating in my life, finding someone who can help you ground, be solid and anchor in the waves, those people are essential. The more you have that kind of support the more you can develop and learn to give that support to others too.

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Yarn:

1 skein of Woolfolk TYND in colourway “No 2” and 1 skein of Woolfolk SNO in colourway “No 1 & 2” held double. Or two skeins of 223 yards (204 metres) of fingering weight yarn held double.

Needles:

3.5mm (US 4) knitting needles (or whatever size it takes you to get gauge) in whatever style needles you like to use for knitting a hat in the round (DPNs, Magic Loop, 16” circular needles, etc…). I used 16” circular needles until I needed to work The Decrease Chart and then I switched over to DPNs.

Notions:

1 stitch marker.

Gauge:

20 stitches and 30 rows = 4” (10cm) square knit in the round in lace pattern and blocked.

Size:

To fit head circumference:

Adult Small - 20” (51cm)
Adult Medium - 22” (56cm)
Adult Large - 24” (61cm)

Sample is shown in Adult Medium.

All sizes height: 8.5”.

Thank you Nicola Hodges www.tinyislandtextiles.com (@tinyislandtextiles) for tech editing and also modelling!

As with all my for-pay patterns - if you find yourself low on funds don’t hesitate to send me a message. I’ll be happy to gift the pattern to you!