Hawksbill by Christina Danaee
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August 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
650 - 850 yards (594 - 777 m)
Small (Medium, Large, X-Large)
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Appalachian Knits

Celebrating the fiber farms, mills and dyers of the Appalachian region.

With a focus on beautiful and practical knits, Jennifer Sadler and Christina Danaee bring you a collection of designs made with yarns produced in the fiber rich region of Appalachia.


Hawksbill is a simple t-shirt pattern, featuring a curved hem with a small split on the sides. Named after a mountain in the Virginia Appalachian Mountain range, this tee will be one you grab for time and time again anytime of year. Knitted in Cestari’s Ash Lawn cotton/wool blend yarn, you will feel the rustic and lightweight yarn glide easily through your fingers. Cestari’s mill, located just a few miles from Hawksbill Mountain, is a family run operation that has been in business since 1946. You can read more about this family and company at their website, http:// www.cestarisheep.com/, including a description of how they raise, process, and spin their wool and cotton into yarn.

Small (Medium, Large, X-Large)
Bust: 33” (35”, 37”, 39”) / 84 (89, 94, 99) cm Length: 21” (21.5”, 22”, 22.5”) / 53.3 (54.6, 56, 57.15)

Cestari Ash Lawn
75% Cotton 25% Targhee-Columbia Wool 3ply DK Weight 100g/250 yards
3 (3, 4, 4) skeins Natural

US 4 - 3.5mm circular needle 32” or longer
US 6 - 4.0mm circular needle 32” or longer
Stitch holders Tapestry Needle (for weaving in ends)
Stitch Markers

20sts x 26 rows = 4” /10cm using US 6 - 4.0mm in stockinette stitch

Hawksbill features an optional patch pocket. I have created a step-by-step tutorial on my website for attaching a patch pocket, you can view it here.