Baltic Slouch by Nena Kokopelli
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Baltic Slouch

Knitting
February 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch
in twisted ribbing
US 7 - 4.5 mm
223 - 381 yards (204 - 348 m)
XXS, XS, S, M, L
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This slouch is inspired by the Baltic States, their beautiful landscape and knitted garments. It is worked with two fingering weight yarns held together (main colour) and a lace weight mohair yarn held double (contrasting colour). Use similar shades of yarn colours for both MC and CC to gain the desired pattern effect. This hat is a super long slouch, designed to wrap you in a wonderful slip stitch pattern and helps you staying warm. Using light weight yarns makes this slouch very adapting to your head shape and feels like a feather while wearing. It comes in five sizes (from toddler to adult) and is adjustable in length.

MATERIALS: 1 x 4.5mm/ US 7 circular needles or double pointed needles - 2 -
(choose preferred method!)
1 x marker (for beginning of round)
1 x tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)

YARN: MC: Fingering Weight Yarn (I used Holst Garn Supersoft)
CC: Lace-Weight Mohair Yarn (I used Lana Grossa Silkhair)
Both MC and CC held double!
For choosing yarns, I recommend using similar shades of colours for both MC and CC, to get the desired pattern/colour effect.
If you want to use a heavier weight yarn instead of 2 strands of lighter weight yarn, I recommend using a DK or Worsted Weight Yarn, which gives you the gauge.

Note: You’ll need just about half of the amount of yarn, if you’ll use heavier weight yarn instead of two strands of light weight yarn held together.

Size XXS (toddler): MC – about 25g or 144m/158yds
CC – about 7g or 59m/65yds

Size XS (child): MC – about 30g or 173m/189yds
CC – about 10g or 84m/92yds

Size S: MC – about 30g or 173m/189yds
CC – about 10g or 84m/92yds

Size M: MC – about 40g or 230m/251yds
CC – about 14g or 118m/129yds

Size L: MC – about 40g or 230m/251yds
CC – about 14g or 118m/129yds

Yarn shown in pictures:
Slouch in Size XXS (grey and pink):
MC: Holst Garn Supersoft – Oxford held double
CC: Lana Grossa Silkhair – 39 (pink) held double
Slouch in Size XS (grey and yellow):
MC: Holst Garn Supersoft – Oxford held double
CC: Lana Grossa Silkhair – 67 (yellow) held double
Slouch in Size S (grey and green):
MC: Holst Garn Supersoft – Oxford held double
CC: Lana Grossa Silkhair – 65 (green) held double
Slouch in size M (yellow and blue):
MC: Holst Garn Supersoft – Sunrise & Goldcrest held together
CC: Lana Grossa Silkhair – 005 (blue) held double
Slouch in size M (grey and orange):
MC: Holst Garn Supersoft – Oxford held double
CC: Lana Grossa Silkhair – 37 (orange) held double
Slouch in size L (brown and green):
MC: Holst Garn Supersoft – Coffee & Tobbacco held together
CC: Lana Grossa Silkhair – 65 (green)

GAUGE: 7sts x 5rows = 2.5cm/1in in twisted ribbing

SKILLS: twisted ribbing, slipstitch (both explained in pattern)