Downtown by Woolly Wormhead

Downtown

Knitting
September 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
196 - 279 yards (179 - 255 m)
18in, 20in, 22in, 24in, 45.75cm, 50.75cm, 56cm, 61cm
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This deceptively sprawling pattern suggests an all-over maze of city streets – but in fact each panel contains a separate motif. Downtown breaks the rules a little, using slightly longer than usual runs of slipped stitches, but it’s all under control and comes together beautifully at the crown.

Support
Do you need help with this pattern? We have a specific discussion thread in the Wormhead’s Hats group where you can ask any questions.

Yarn
Yarn A: 107 (122, 137, 153) yd/98 (112, 126, 140) m
Yarn B: 89 (101, 113, 126) yd/81 (93, 104, 116) m
45yd/41m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in Garter St.
DK weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Pair 3.25mm/UK10/US3 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
3.5mm crochet hook
Approx. 2yd/2m waste yarn
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Dragonfly Fibers Traveller DK in shades ‘District 12’ & ‘Peach Melba’ 280yd/256m per 4oz/114g; 100% Superwash Merino

Shown in size 20in/50.75cm on model with 21in/53.25cm circumference head

Gauge
24 sts x 48 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over Garter St.
24 sts x 56 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over Mosaic pattern

Sizes
To fit sizes: 18 (20, 22, 24) in/ 45.75 (50.75, 56, 61) cm
Finished sizes: 14 (16, 18, 20) in/ 35.5 (40.5, 45.75, 50.75) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, slipped stitches, short rows, provisional cast-on, kitchener stitch

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on & Kitchener Stitch (Garter St.)

Note
Fit is determined by row gauge – if your gauge differs, simply work more or fewer panels to achieve the desired size. Alternatively, adjust your gauge with a different needle size.

Published September 2019.

PDF file size: 3.6MB, image res. 300DPI

Product code: WW373KDowntown

Technical editors: Heather Murray & Sharon Carter