Directrix by Lee Meredith
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November 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
130 - 170 yards (119 - 155 m)
small, medium, large
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Directrix starts with a modular brim, featuring raised chevrons on a bias garter stitch base, and is topped with a simple garter stitch body and crown, slipped stitches running up and in to the center. You’ll join everything as you go, no picked up stitches and no seaming, so when you’re done, you’re done!

Yarn: approximately 130, 150, 170 yards sport-DK weight yarn. I used Blue Moon Fiber Arts Gaea Sport, colorway Lover’s Leap.

Small, medium, large are 18, 19, 20 inches circumference (un-stretched; to fit head circumferences of approximately 21, 22, 23 inches), 8.5 inches tall, from bottom edge to top. Hat is shown in medium size. Height is easily adjustable.

A semi-solid colorway is recommended, to show the bias movement of the garter stitch, slanting opposite the bold chevron lines.

The chevrons raised up on the fabric are created by 3 slipped stitches, with the yarn pulled tightly across the back.

In Triplicate is a study in threes: three designers collaborating to design three accessories each, using the same three colors in different ways. There are nine designs total: three for the head, three for the hands, and three for the neck (one of each thing in all three colors, one in two colors, and one in a single color). Knit from the full collection to maximize your yarn and make some matching things!

The full nine-pattern collection is no longer available, but you can now get the three patterns by Lee Meredith together as a mini-collection.

The In Triplicate collection is a collaboration between Shannon Squire, Star Athena, Lee Meredith, and Blue Moon Fiber Arts; photography is by Lee Meredith; drawings and doodles are by Star Athena; graphic design is by Lee; tech editing was done by Polly of Butterscotch Press.