Bay Waters Watchcap
In the movie “Vertigo” Kim Novak’s character throws herself into the bay under the bridge at Fort Point. This watchcap uses two-color garter stitch and short rows to mimic the spans of the Golden Gate Bridge at the top of the cap. Stitches are then picked up and elongated slipped stitches are used to create choppy waves around the sides. The body of the cap is worked sideways, and the ribbing along the lower edge reminds me of the masonry fortification where our damsel takes her plunge. A pop of color by way of a fabric-covered button-band adds drama and fun, while supporting the clear, water-like buttons that close the sides.
Basic knitting skills, knitting in the round, increases/decreases, knitted cast on, picking up stitches, sewing on buttons.
S (L); to fit head circumference of 19 (21]” / 48.5 (53.5)cm
Baah! Yarns - Sonoma (100% superwash merino; 234 yds / 213m per 100g skein)
MC Grey Onyx, 1/2 skein
CC Peacock, 1/2 skein
16-inch US #6 / 4.0 mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.
16-inch US #4 / 3.5mm 16-inch circular needle
Stitch holders or waste yarn
(3) 1/2 inch (10mm) buttons
Strip of contrasting fabric, measuring 7 x 2.5” / 18 x 6.5cm; matching thread, and sewing needle.
21 sts and 22 ridges = 4”/ 10 cm in Garter St, on larger needle