Fade In to View by Theresa Schabes

Fade In to View

Knitting
May 2019
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Fingering
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
150 - 525 yards (137 - 480 m)
Baby (Child, Teen-medium Adult, Large/Extra-large Adult)
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This hat was designed for the Madison Knitters’ Guild’s 2019 Knit-In Cast-On Party as a celebration of the popular technique of fading color transitions. Fade In To View is worked in reverse stockinette stitch with two strands of yarns held together, but the composition of those two strands is constantly shifting.

While the body of the hat is reverse stockinette stitch, it is knit with the wrong side facing. The hat is then turned inside out when finished. Fans of purl stitches can, of course, work the body of the hat by purling.

Fade In To View was designed to be knit with variegated or speckled yarn but could also work in semi-solid or solid yarns. The sample hat fades from the darkest color at the ribbed band to the lightest at the top. An optional pompom of the lightest color may be added. Feel free to arrange your yarns in an order that pleases you.

Skills Needed to Successfully Complete This Pattern: knit, purl, work in the round, knit front & back (increase), knit 2 together (decrease). Optional: make pompom.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L) corresponding to Baby (Child, Teen-medium Adult, Large/Extra-large Adult)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference: 15¼ (17, 19½, 21)“/38.7 (43.2, 49.5, 53.3) cm (stretches 2-3”/5 – 7.5 cm)
Length: approx. 7 (8¼, 9½, 10¾)”/17.8 (21, 24.8, 27.3) cm (without pompom)

MATERIALS
Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Addiction (formerly Fingering), 100% merino wool, 175 yds/ 160 m per 50 g. 3 colors, one skein each.
OR
Sock weight yarn, 3 colors, 35 g/150 yards each.
See Pattern Notes regarding colors.
Optional: 85mm pompom, yarn or “fur”

TOOLS
US #6/4 mm 16” circular needle
US #6/4 mm double point needles (or knitter’s preference for working top of hat)
Stitch marker, tapestry needle
Optional: Clover Pom-Pom Maker, 85 mm

GAUGE
21 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10 cm in color stockinette stitch with two strands held together