Bimitral by Woolly Wormhead


December 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
150 - 300 yards (137 - 274 m)
19, 21, 23, inches
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This pattern is available for free.

To fit 19 (21, 23) inches/48.25 (53.25, 58.5) cm

Bimitral is a versatile Hat, constructed essentially of two elements. Consisting of stripes worked on the bias, where each panel is simply one color worked after the next which then in turn is repeated over and over until the desired sized is reached, Bimitral can be constructed as a slouchy beret (shown) or as a slouchy beanie, with only a slight adjustment in gauge.

The techniques are that of any sideways Hat: provisional cast-on, short rows, and (garter stitch) grafting. It’s the perfect canvas for mixing two of your favorite yarns. It would lend itself beautifully to mixed weight yarns – why not knit the second color in a lace weight or 4-ply yarn, for a thick/thin effect? Or mix it up with one stripe in solid and the second in variegated? Whichever combination of yarn you go for, Bimitral will lend itself willingly to creating a unique piece each and every time.

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