Birds on a Wire by Annamária Ötvös

Birds on a Wire

Knitting
December 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
215 yards (197 m)
60 cm / 23½” circumference at widest point, 24-25 cm / 9½-10” height
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Birds on a Wire is a slouchy hat worked in a beautiful 3-colour textured stitch pattern.
The RS (purl side) of the fabric has a very interesting sculptured surface while the WS (knit side) has the appearance of embossed spots. The hat is reversible so can be worn with either side outwards.
The body of the hat is worked with the WS (knit side) facing.
The hat is knit in the round from the bottom up, the crown shaping is worked in stockinette stitch.


Gauge
24 sts and 32 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Stockinette Stitch knit in the round with larger needle after blocking
22 sts and 36 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in 3-colour Stitch Pattern knit in the round with larger needle after blocking
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge

Finished Measurements
60 cm / 23½” circumference at widest point, 24-25 cm / 9½-10” height. Comfortably fit average adult head sizes (20-24”)

Yarn
Approximately 135 m/145 y of MC, 32 m/35 y of both CC1 and CC2..

Sample made with The Plucky Knitter Plucky Single (80% Merino, 20% Silk; 393 m /430 y per skein) in colourway Study Hall as MC, Inspiration Point as CC1 and Early Light as CC2.

Needles
· 80 cm/32” circular needle or 40 cm/16” circular needle and double pointed needles (dpns) in each of the following sizes: 3.5 mm/ US 4 and 3.0 mm/ US 2½ (or size to obtain gauge)

40 cm/16” circular needles and dpns are optional if you prefer the Magic Loop Method for working small circumferences in the round.

Notions
· 1 stitch marker

Skill level: Intermediate
Necessary skills: Knitting in the round, knitting with dpns or magic loop.