Grey Medallions by Jane Purchase

Grey Medallions

December 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
90 - 125 yards (82 - 114 m)
Small (child), Medium (teen/adult), Large (large adult)
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As the days grow shorter, the light grows paler and weaker, and the bitter winds begin to blow, for many, a long dark teatime of the soul begins. But not for knitters. For knitters, winter is our golden time. Our fingers fly through the dark evenings and cozy, warm accessories fall from our needles. In this season more than any other, our loved ones neglect to roll their eyes when more yarn comes in the door. Instead, they hope that beautiful, soft wooliness is destined to warm their head or neck or hands. When squishy, lofty skeins of Grey Label Chunky came through my door, I knew they were meant to be cozy hats to keep my family warm through the winter that is just around the corner.

Grey Medallions hat knits up in a flash. Choose from three different sizes to fit the whole family. Work it in one colour, or two, add a pom-pom or not – it’s up to you! The pattern is suitable for any chunky yarn in a solid or semi-solid colour that blocks well.

Sizes: S (M, L), to fit a head circumference of 18-20 (20-22, 22-24)”, or Child (Teen/Adult, Large Adult)

Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Grey Label Chunky (80% merino/20% alpaca, 125 yards/114 m per 4 oz/115 g), Large sample shown in Slate (MC) and Chris Grey (CC), Medium Sample shown in Chris Grey (MC) and Slate (CC), Small sample shown in Frost (MC) and Chris Grey (CC)

Yardage: 90 (110, 125) yards/ 85 (100, 114) m or 1 (1, 1) skein. Optional pom-pom uses an extra 10-20 yards

Gauge: 14 sts=4” in stockinette

US size 10/6.0 mm 16”/40 cm circular needles and DPN; or size needed to obtain gauge
US size 7/4.5 mm 16”/40 cm circular needles, or needle three sizes smaller than gauge needle

Finished Dimensions:
Depth: 7.75 (9, 9.5)”/ 20 (23, 24) cm
Circumference: 13 (15, 16.5)”/33 (38, 42) cm, unstretched – the pattern is very stretchy.