Garter Diamond by Rebekka Mauser
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Garter Diamond

Knitting
November 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch diamond
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
328 - 429 yards (300 - 392 m)
S, M, L
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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend – especially when they’re made of cozy wool and in your favourite colors to keep your ears warm.

This adult sized beanie – with option for a slouchy hat – is knitted seamlessly in rounds from brim to crown. The skills needed are: to make knit and purl stitches in the round, to cross stitches without a cable needle and to make decreases. The pattern is suitable for advanced or ambitious beginners.

Two strands of fingering weight yarn in different colors knitted together will create a new heathered color shade. The main color is used throughout the pattern. Two contrasting colors – each worked together with the main color – offer the opportunity to let your creativity flow and find unexpectedly beautiful color combinations. Let’s be playful!

Sizes
Adult S (to fit a head with 50 cm / 19 inches circumference), M (54 cm / 21 inches) and L (58 cm / 23 inches). Length from brim to crown: 22 cm / 8.5 inches for all sizes (beanie), 26 cm / 10 inches for all sizes (slouchy).

Yardage
S - Beanie: MC 140 meters / 153 yards, CC1 90 meters / 99 yards, CC2 50 meters / 55 yards
S - Slouchy: MC 170 meters / 186 yards, CC1 109 meters / 119 yards, CC2 61 meters / 67 yards
M - Beanie: MC 150 meters / 164 yards, CC1 95 meters
/ 104 yards, CC2 55 meters / 60 yards
M - Slouchy: MC 183 meters / 200 yards, CC1 117 meters / 128 yards, CC2 66 meters / 72 yards
L - Beanie: MC 160 meters / 175 yards, CC1 102 meters / 112 yards, CC2 58 meters / 63 yards
L - Slouchy: MC 196 meters / 215 yards, CC1 125 meters / 137 yards, CC2 71 meters / 78 yards

Yarn
MC: 2 skeins for all beanie sizes, 3 skeins for all slouchy sizes Frida Fuchs MINI FÜCHSE (20 g / 73 m)
CC1: 2 skeins for all beanie and slouchy sizes Frida Fuchs MINI FÜCHSE (20 g / 73 m
CC2: 1 skein for all beanie and slouchy sizes Frida Fuchs MINI FÜCHSE (20 g / 73 m)
or any other fingering weight yarn that knits up the right tension

Gauge
22 sts & 34 rounds in garter stitch diamond pattern to 10 cm x 10 cm (4 in x 4 in), knitted in the round on larger needles (after blocking)

Needles
2.75 mm / US 2 for ribbing
4.00 mm / US 6 for body
Circulars or DPNs, depending on what you prefer

Notions
Stitch marker, darning needle, scissors