Halus by Jared Flood
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Halus

Knitting
January 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in pattern from Halus Chart (after hooking up dropped stitches) with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
165 yards (151 m)
20" circumference unstretched (to comfortably fit average adult head sizes 20–24"); 8¾" long
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This one-of-a-kind cap features exaggerated texture and playful use of negative space, with plump chains rising to the crown between ladders of easy lace. Quick and so much fun to knit from a single skein of Quarry, Halus is an ideal last-minute gift—and you may find you can’t stop at one.

Yardage

165 yards of chunky weight wool yarn

Yarn

1 skein of Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 200 yards/100g)
Photographed in colors Garnet, Lazulite, and Gypsum

Gauge

Working Gauge
19 stitches & 24 rows = 4” in unfinished Chain Pattern (before hooking up dropped stitches) with Size A needle(s), after light steam blocking
Finished Gauge
18 stitches & 24 rounds = 4” in finished Chain Pattern (after hooking up dropped stitches) with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)
One 16” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One 16” circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
One 16” circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

32” circular needle can be used instead of 16” circular and DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round.

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished Dimensions

20” circumference unstretched (to comfortably fit average adult head sizes 20–24”); 8¾” long

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
1x1 Tubular Cast On (Circular Knitting; even number of stitches)

Skill Level

3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.